Hood By Air Gets Nominated for the CFDA Fashion Fund

Hood By Air and Beth Hardison are up for fashion’s highest honor.

March 12, 2014

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund is widely regarded as fashion's highest honor, with the winner taking home chairwoman Anna Wintour's coveted stamp of approval and $300,000 in funding and mentoring from industry legends. This year the nominees are even more special. Among them is Hood By Air, a brand we've been rooting for since 2007, who's up for the Swarovski Award for Menswear. It's the perfect endcap to designer Shayne Olivier's triumphant 2013, which saw Hood By Air making its runway debut and covering Style.com Magazine. Another important nominee is Beth Hardison, who has been bringing to light the industry's racial inequality through her Diversity Coalition. She received a nomination for The Founder's Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert. The 11th annual awards ceremony will be held at Alice Tully Hall on June 2nd. Check out a list of the rest of the nominees below.

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Alexander Wang
Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra
Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year

Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow for Public School
Marcus Wainwright and David Neville for Rag & Bone
Thom Browne

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alexander Wang
Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough for Proenza Schouler
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen for The Row

Swarovski Award for Womenswear

Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind
Rosie Assoulin
Wes Gordon

Swarovski Award for Menswear

Tim Coppens
Todd Snyder
Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air

Swarovski Award for Accessories

Irene Neuwirth
Jennifer Fisher
Marc Alary

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Ford

International Award

Raf Simons

The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard

Paul Cavaco

The Founder's Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert

Bethann Hardison

Board of Directors' Tribute

Ruth Finley

Hood By Air Gets Nominated for the CFDA Fashion Fund