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Posts tagged ‘CFDA’

Nine West Runway Relief Program For New York Fashion Week 2013

03 August 2012, 11.42 | Posted in Fashion Week, News | 1 comment »

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Shoe company Nine West for the third year in a row has joined forces with CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer fundraiser. Nine West kicked off the event with a Runway Relief campaign featuring top models Chrissy Teigen, Elsa Hosk, Ajak Deng, Jessica Gomes, Ariel Meredith, IIona Novacek, Catrinel Menghia and Elena Melnik, as photographed by Nigel Barker. Throughout New York Fashion Week in September the models will wear the newly expanded Runway Relief collection to promote awareness and help raise funds.

find more information at Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

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Joseph Altuzarra Talks CFDA & Birds To I-D Magazine

06 June 2012, 21.35 | Posted in Fashion, interviews | No comments »

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Joseph Altuzarra, designer and current holder of CFDA’s Swarovski Award for Womenswear, opens up to i-D about winning the award, evolving as a designer, and growing up and in a way that makes you want to pull “a DVF.” You’ll get that reference once you incorporate this into your afternoon reads, and trust me it’s worth it. I’m personally smitten by his definition of kindness in an industry that doesn’t always convey it as being  de rigueur.

The designer also gives us a possible explanation for the birds in his Spring/Summer 2012 collection when talking about his childhood memories:

“I used to spend my summers in California with my grandparents and I went bird watching – which is not the most fun thing to do – but I went with my grandmother and it was so nice to be with her. I still think about that as a really fond memory. I haven’t re-visited the birds though.”

The full interview can be found here. See the full picture on the flip. -Rika N.

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Jenna Lyons & Solange Knowles CFDA Red Carpet

05 June 2012, 12.08 | Posted in Red Carpet, celebrity | No comments »

On the red carpet for the CFDA awards, J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons and Solange Knowles continue their cool girl tour, initiated when they shared a table at the Met Gala Ball a couple weeks back.

The big winners of the night, landing the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, were Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen for their label The Row.

Marc Jacobs: Let Them Eat Cake!

06 March 2012, 13.47 | Posted in Models, Runway Show | 2 comments »

 Marc Jacobs: Let Them Eat Cake!

It was revealed yesterday on Jezebel that 17-year old model Haisley Hasbrook worked as a fit and runway model for Marc Jacob’s show for “trade,” in other words she received clothes not dollars for her time. (Jezebel picked up the story from Hasbrook’s Tumblr, where it looks like her original diary on Fashion Week has been removed, replaced by an entry in which she expresses horror over the coverage.) The story was picked on on multiple blogs and Marc Jacobs responded on Twitter (see above) in a way that came across as tone deaf to the extreme given his known wealth:

“Models are paid in trade. If they don’t want to work w us they don’t have to.”

As we speak, the industry–in particular modeling–is once again being slammed for its evil ways. And of course the story is much more complex than young girls being exploited (not that that doesn’t happen!). In the case of Marc Jacobs, trade might actually be a better deal than the minimum wage the girls would be paid. Still, you can’t build a budget on designer bags and dresses and landlords usually don’t accept clothing for payment.

In general, however, there is more intense focus on fashion precisely because it involves young, pretty girls–the ultimate hot button, traffic driver. The truth is, fashion isn’t the only business that swindles its young. Interning, aka working for free, is commonplace in many industries. Even if you accept the conceit of interning, in truth it’s a practice that works just fine for those who have a financial support system but does a great job of keeping the job door shut for young people who come from poor or working class families and can’t work for free.

But as exploitation relates to this particular story, it would be great to see the CFDA which has issued model guidelines do more to protect all its workers.  And given his unwillingness to even pretend to play along, perhaps CFDA board membership isn’t the best fit for Marc Jacobs at this point in time.

CFDA Arrivals: Wang, Burch, Posen, Furstenberg, Mulleavy, Etc

21 November 2011, 17.13 | Posted in Designer news, Red Carpet, celebrity | 2 comments »


The CFDA in partnership with Vogue awarded Joseph Altuzurra, the winner of its fund prize last week and lots of fashion folks turned out for the event.  Above in a study of contrasts is actress Rooney Mara and CFDA presidente, Diane Von Furstenberg.

After the flip see additional images of  Vera Wang, Tory Burch, Zac Posen, Rachel Roy, Francisco Costa, Olivier Theyskens, Alexander Wang, Billy Reid, Jason Wu, Kate & Laura Mulleavy, Brooklyn Decker, Liya Kebede, Zoe Kravitz, Anna Wintour and tons more.

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Alexander Wang x Starbucks

20 September 2011, 18.35 | Posted in Designer Collaboration | 2 comments »

 Alexander Wang x Starbucks

Alexander Wang collaborated with Starbucks on a tee shirt, which is now available for purchase on Starbucks in multiple sizes for $85 (see above as worn by model seemingly very sad-faced about the coffee stain on her shirt). Starbucks initiated the idea as part of its 40-year anniversary celebration and reached out to three CFDA winners to create a design. Here’s what Wang had to say about the project:

“When Starbucks and the CFDA approached us with this project, the first thing we thought of what everyone tries to avoid—spilled coffee on a t-shirt. This turned into the design, hoping people would have fun with it.”

Billy Reid and Sophie Theallet also did tees. Interesting how Starbucks is trying to get all up into the fashion mix.

Kanye West’s Slippers

07 June 2011, 16.07 | Posted in Music, Red Carpet, Shoes, celebrity | 3 comments »

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Kanye West wore these velvet slippers to the CFDA awards last night. Luv them! They remind me of the Christian Louboutin “Mikarani” opera slippers Samia posted last week. Are they? Perhaps a velvet version?

See his entire outfit on the next page.

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Proenza Schouler Wins CFDA Womenswear Award

07 June 2011, 13.43 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

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Here are Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough accepting CFDA’s grand prize, the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, presented last night in New York’s Lincoln Center.  Alexander Wang and Marc Jacob’s were also nominated. Wang came away with Accessory Designer of the Year and Jacob’s received an honory award. More images from the event to come.

Anna Wintour Jumps On The Prada Banana Train

26 April 2011, 19.40 | Posted in celebrity | No comments »

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CFDA held a party celebrating the 2010 award recipients last week and Ann Wintour (also in the image above are Eddie Borg, Billy Reid and Prabal Grunung)  was in attendance, wearing a Prada skirt featuring the highly-celebrated banana print that has taken the fashion world by storm. The party took place at J.Crew, which will be collaborating with Billy Reid, the CFDA/Vogue  Fashion Fund Award winner, on a capsule collection.

A couple more images on the next page of fashion favorites Kate Lanphear, plus Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez.

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Paper Mag Editor Wearing Claw Necklace!

09 June 2010, 14.48 | Posted in Accessories, celebrity | 2 comments »

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After posting up images from the CFDA awards, it was pointed out to me that the super-fun necklace Paper magazine editor Kim Hastreiter (who won Eugenia Sheppard Award for journalism excellence) wore was designed by none other than Claw! On her site, she talks about the design and features a couple of others from the same collection. Always the best to see the ladies we know and love the most get the recognition they deserve.