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CFDA awards 3 black designers for the first time in history By Seun Elegushi

In international news, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held their 2020 award show on SEPTEMBER 14TH, 202O hosted by Tom Ford.
The award ceremony took a big change as it awarded 3 black designers top prizes in a single year.

For the first time ever, the CFDA, along with it's voting body of journalists, editors, retailers, and other fashion industry figured awarded three Black designers top prizes in a single year; namely: 1) Kerby Jean-Raymond won menswear designer of the year for Pyer Moss.

Kerby Jean- Raymond holding his CFDA award.
2) Telfar Clemens won accessories designer of the year for Telfar.
3) Christopher John Rogers won the American emerging talent award.
This is the first time a Black designer has taken home the menswear prize. However to date, a Black designer has never won the top womenswear award.

This year's new cast of winners also reflects fashion's hopes to change it's ingrained systems. It's significant that the CFDA is honoring designers of different racial backgrounds after celebrating predominantly white designers for decades.
This is a good turning point for the Black im the fashion industry as we are being recognized by the top fashion bodies.

By Seun Elegushi

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