Posts tagged "cfda"

Models Under 18 In New York Will Soon Be Protected By Child Labor Laws

We know that some models pursue dangerous measures in the hopes they will join the cadre of elites. We know that being a top model means million-dollar contracts and the key that unzips Leonardo DiCaprio’s pants. And we also know that many modeling agencies are all too happy to exploit preteen and teen girls, putting their…

Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2013

The Model Alliance Petitions For Child Model’s Rights

Ever wonder why the models stomping down the runway at Fashion Week look nothing like you? Like, you’re so much bigger that one of those girls could easily wear you as a skin suit?

Well, many of the models you see in Fashion Week, in print catalogs, and on billboards are actually teenage…

Jessica Wakeman / March 26, 2013

Greg Chait Has A Great Beard And Is Also The Vogue Fashion Fund/CDFA Winner

Greg Chait is the dude behind the menswear label The Elder Statesman, and he’s also the latest Council of Fashion Designers of America Vogue Fashion Fund winner. Chait’s label is just five years old, but he’s already gained a reputation for his comfortable, lived in style. Chait takes home the top prize of $300,000, while…

Julie Gerstein / November 14, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

On Tuesday, Vogue hosted the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s annual fashion fund awards, bestowing glory and heaps of cash on one lucky designer. This year’s mega winner is Greg Chait, the man behind the collection The Elder Statesman. But while Greg may have won all the money, there was another battle being fought…

Julie Gerstein / November 14, 2012

Well Played: Jenna Lyons At The CFDA Awards Ceremony

J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons is one of our longtime much-agreed-upon style crushes. If we could all mix J. Crew with high fashion half as well as she does, the world would be a more colorful, impeccably dressed place. Bitch is magic. She also has some softly-spoken ties to the CFDA — it’s a…

Rachel Krause / June 5, 2012

Field Guide: A Beginner’s Guide To This Year’s CFDA Award Winners

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, better known as the CFDA, holds an awards ceremony each year to celebrate achievement in fashion design — the Oscars of the fashion set, if you will. Emerging a winner is a victory akin to Diane von Furstenberg (she’s the president of the Council) giving you a little…

Rachel Krause / June 5, 2012

CFDA And Vogue Launch A New Green Initiative To Curb Fashion’s Carbon Footprint

April is Earth Month, so naturally it’s the perfect opportunity for the fashion world (and, it goes without saying, the world over) to stand up and do what they can to take action. The latest venture into green comes from the CFDA and Vogue with Clean by Design, a new partnership with National Resources Defense…

Rachel Krause / April 21, 2012

Revealed: Joseph Altuzarra’s Collaboration With J. Crew

Part of (adorable) designer Joseph Altuzarra’s duty as CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner is to design a collaborative collection for J. Crew — and now we’re finally seeing the fruits of his labors. Altuzarra says he was inspired by “Brigitte Bardot in Saint-Tropez and French preppy style” and the seven pieces in his collection reflect that…

Julie Gerstein / April 18, 2012

Meet Joseph Altuzarra, the New CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Winner

Joseph Altuzarra’s eponymous collection has only been around since 2009, but it hasn’t taken him long to make a name for himself. This week, it was announced that Altuzarra’s line of womenswear received the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s highest honor — the Vogue Fashion Fund Award, which each year honors a rising young…

Julie Gerstein / November 20, 2011

Traveling With The Fashion Elite

We’re not into dense and heavy tomes during the summer months. Co-published by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go is just the type of lighthearted and engaging reading we want. This stylish scrapbook features personal anecdotes, photos, and memorabilia from America’s best-known fashion designers. Plus, it’ll look…

Annika Harris / June 16, 2011

Lady Gaga Thanks The Photographers Who Told Her She Was Pretty

“Thank you to all of the photographers that, very early on in my career, thought that I was beautiful. Because there were many who didn’t understand my face. And didn’t understand my style. Or what I was trying to say. But there were, just a few of you, who loved it so much.”–Lady Gaga, thanking…

Julie Gerstein / June 8, 2011

New Bill Proposed To Protect Designers From The Knockoff Biz

A new bill to appease the fashion industry’s gripes with copycat issues has been proposed by Senator Charles Schumer. Interestingly, the bill doesn’t exactly cut down the Forever 21s and Steve Maddens, but proposes that construction, rather than an intellectual idea, is most key when considering a copyright case. Reports The New York Times: “The…

Leonora Epstein / August 6, 2010

Root For CFDA Nominee Pamela Love

The CFDA has announced this year’s nominees for the Fashion Fund award. Supported by Vogue and big retailers like J. Crew, the prize is a big deal for emerging designers, providing them with financial support and PR dream team. Without the title, Vera would still be the only Wang in the industry, Thakoon wouldn’t be…

Leonora Epstein / July 19, 2010

Fashionably Random: What Else Does CFDA Stand For?

Guns and fashion have little to do with each other (one would hope), but not according to Google. Today, when we were doing some research on the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), we came across another CFDA, one that we can safely say has nothing to do with Diane von Furstenberg or Alexander

Leonora Epstein / July 19, 2010

Your Favorite Fashion Designers Show How They Decorate Their Homes

If you weren’t already jealous of designers’ aesthetic abilities when it comes to creating clothes, you’re certainly going to be envious of their interior design skills and massive pads. The Council of Fashion Designers of America is working with Assouline to publish American Fashion Designers at Home, which will show off the inside of over…

Bianca Posterli / June 1, 2010

Should Fashion Knockoffs Be Illegal?

Over the weekend, a fashion industry caucus called the “Congressional Apparel Manufacturing and Fashion Business Caucus” was approved in Washington, DC. Boring though the name may be, the things they’d like to get done are actually pretty cool. Aside from the expected aim of curtailing design copying and counterfeiting, the caucus will also focus o…

Lily Q / March 31, 2010

Fashion Bloggers Can Cast CFDA Ballots … If They Ask Nicely

It’s official: Fashion bloggers are taking over the world and are infiltrating all areas of the industry. And you thought it was only about fame and free stuff? (Note: Wait, technically I guess I’m a fashion blogger, and I don’t even get those things.) Apparently, some of these lucky bloggers will get to vote o…

Leonora Epstein / February 25, 2010

Beyonce Wants You To Buy A Shirt For Haiti

Beyonce has been named the official face of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s “Fashion for Haiti” knit tee, which (at $25 a pop) will benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Buy one: The group’s “Fashion for America” heart T-shirt ended up raising $2 million dollars for the Twin Towers Fund after 9/11. [CFDA]…

Lauren Panariello / February 11, 2010

Google’s Latest Launch: A Fashion Line

Not only is Google trying to take over the entire world, but they’re also attempting to invade your closets. Apparently, the Internet giant is selling some rather high-fashion goods in its Google Store. This small trio of items represents the winners of the Vogue/CDFA competition in which, “Each [designer] was asked to create a one-of-a-kind…

Leonora Epstein / February 9, 2010

Olsens To Design For JCPenney!

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have a long way since their days of cheap-o Wal-Mart fashions. And were it not for the serious success of their high-style line, The Row, the news that they’re now designing a juniors line for JCPenney might have been laughed off as lame mall trash. There’s little info on this JCPenney…

Leonora Epstein / October 24, 2009
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