Reed Krakoff was named accessory designer of the year at the 2012 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards. The Coach creative director, who also heads his own signature line, received the title at a star-studded ceremony held at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall last night. This year’s event was particularly poignant as it marked the council’s 50th year of operation.
To even be invited to join the CFDA is considered a great honor. So for Reed Krakoff to receive a nomination, let alone win his category, is a great achievement. Krakoff took out the title over other nominees Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler masterminds Hernandez and McCollough. It was Krakoff’s second nomination, and as the other nominees had already received the title in past years it seems the nod was due!
The CFDA said Reed Krakoff took out the award for his outstanding contributions to the fashion world and influence over the accessories marketplace. There’s no doubt that other designers have emulated some of Krakoff’s most iconic styles including the Atlantique and Boxer bags. Krakoff joined other big winners on the night including the Olsen twins, Philip Lim, Billy Reid, and Rei Kawakubo.
Do you think that Reed Krakoff is a worthy winner?