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Designer Raf Simons and Supreme win at CFDA Fashion Awards

Designer Raf Simons and Supreme win at CFDA Fashion Awards

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Attracting some of the most high profile names in the industry, models, designers and TV personalities gathered at the CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday to show off their style credentials as they arrived at the Brooklyn Museum in NY. It also featured a belt thought up by designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, which featured a variant the song title,"Every N--er Is a Star".

The event honoured the best of American design at a time when the fashion industry is struggling with controversies, a retail slump, as well as magazine closures and layoffs.

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Another star to receive an award was Kim Kardashian who received the CFDA's first-ever Influencer Award. James and his dope streetwear apparel that is seemingly taking over with numerous collaborations and drops beat out other nominees such as Virgil Abloh for Off-White, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, and Raf Simons for Calvin Klein.

Actresses-turned-designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen won the Accessory Designer of the Year award for their under-the-radar brand of luxe.

The CFDA awards are fashion's answer to the Oscars, and a slew of celebrities were on hand at Monday's ceremony at the Brooklyn Museum. Ralph Lauren was awarded the Members Salute, Narciso Rodriguez received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award and Diane von Furstenberg took home the Swarovski Award for Positive Change.