What do fashion investors look for in today’s challenging climate? Find out from Nini Zhang, VP of Investment Banking and Capital Markets for Retail and Consumer at Credit Suisse, who shared key insights in our latest #CFDAConversation I Pictured: A dollar-bill @moschino FW19 dress by #CFDAMember designer @itsjeremyscott 📷: @serichai for @wmagazine
#CardiB and #LilKim are just two of the many artists who embrace #MarcJacobs and his designs, are inspired by him, and sit front row at his shows. Today, MTV, in partnership with CFDA, revealed that Jacobs is receiving the first-ever MTV Fashion Trailblazer Award at the 2019 VMAs on August 26. The award honors Jacobs’ indelible impact in music, which extends from the front row to ad campaigns and music videos. Link in bio for more.
CFDA and @accessoriescouncil just revealed the five finalists for Elaine Gold Launch Pad 3.0! They are @tribeandgory, @graham.tyler, @shanel, @bondhardware, and @dandelion_1994. The designers will participate in the 23-week virtual residency focused on early emerging talent which embeds sustainability, technology, and innovation within the design ethos and explores new business models. Link in bio for more. #EGLP
When @Dior approached @KNCBeauty founder @KristenNoelCrawley about working with the brand a few years ago, she was a rising entrepreneur just starting to make a name for herself. Eight years later, she has developed into a household name within beauty and fashion circles. Link in bio to learn more about Crawley in our new CFDA.com series called The Muses.
“It is important that we know everyone involved in our supply chain, especially our factories and mills,” said Nicole and Michael Colovos of @Colovos. The pair talked about their commitment to local manufacturing to mark their participation in CFDA’s Born in the USA shop-in-shop at @FredSegal. Link in bio for more! Model: @himichelleli Photographer: @_sabrinasantiago Editor: @nickycbell
Pierre Cardin's seven-decade career is on display at the @BrooklynMuseum! The exhibition, which focuses on future fashion, provides a retrospective look at the iconic French designer whose themes of gender neutrality, innovation, and diversity still hold true today. Link in bio for our full review!
The preliminary Official New York Fashion Week Schedule for September is out! The shows kick off with @telfarglobal on Friday, Sept.6, and end with @MarcJacobs on Wednesday, Sept.11. During the five days, the lineup includes @tomokoizumi, @brandonmaxwell, @VeraWangGang, @PyerMoss, and the rest of the best of American fashion. Link in bio for the full schedule! #NYFW
Sports Illustrated's Fashionable 50 cover star #SerenaWilliams graced the red carpet at Friday’s annual gala, presented in partnership with the CFDA. #Fashionable50
All smiles for the summer weekend 🙂 we love #KendallJenner in #THEMARCJACOBS! #cfdamember
When two designers meet, magic happens. That was the case after Diane von Furstenberg became friends with @ChloeGosselin during 2016’s #CVFF. Now, @DVF is hosting a Pop Up for the shoe designer at her Meatpacking District boutique. Read more in link in bio and check out the collection at DVF through Sunday! #cfdamember 📷: @bfa
And so the 16th CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund begins! Yesterday, the 10 finalists presented key looks from past collections to the Selection Committee, which includes #AnnaWintour, @therealdvf, @palomija, and @evachen212. Learn more about the person behind each of the 10 brands in link in bio! 📷: @milkdgtl
"It is important to produce domestically,” says #CFDAMember @JiOhNY, “because it gives back to supporting local businesses and easy to control quality checks." The designer is part of our newest shop at @FredSegal which celebrates local manufacturing. Head to our link in bio to hear what she has in store for her #FredSegal residency. Model: @himichelleli Photographer: @_sabrinasantiago Editor: @nickycbell
#MeghanMarkle stuns in an elegant LBD by #CFDAMember @JasonWu at the London premiere of The Lion King with husband Prince Harry.
Congratulations to Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osbourne, the winners of our CFDA + Lexus Fashion* Initiative 3.0 Program! The design duo will take home the $100,000 Lexus Grant for their new, sustainable B2B venture dubbed V-TO. Link in bio to learn more! #CLFI 📷: @bfa
Look out – there’s a new queen of fashion in town, and his name is Billy Porter! As Love Ball III’s official Master of Ceremonies, he pulled off six jaw-dropping looks. Link in bio to see them all! #LoveBall3 📷: @bfa
Today, #RalphLauren made history as the first-ever American fashion designer to receive an honorary UK Knighthood, presented by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. The designer, businessman, and humanitarian received the award for his services to fashion. Link in bio for more!
“My inspiration is fun, love and gay power to destroy AIDS and discrimination everywhere,” says artist Kenny Scharf on his custom trophy for Love Ball III. Scharf was also part of the first two Love Balls, having created trophies along with Keith Haring, Francesco Clemente, Kenny Scharf, Donald Baechler and Julian Schnabel. Link in bio to view this year’s one-of-a-kind trophies from Jack Pierson, Lucy Dodd, Raul de Nieves, Brian Donnelly, and Tony Oursler! 📷: @bfa
In the ballroom community, the Grand Prize trophy is more than just a prize. It is, scene fixture Jack Mizrahi explains, “the validation of our legacy and efforts. “We battle, we prepare, and we bring forth our most inner fierceness to be able to walk out of the function as the best in show!” Here, artist Raul de Nieves’ one-of-a-kind trophy for Love Ball III on June 25th at Gotham Hall. Link in bio to view all six artist trophies for the night! #LoveBall3 📷: @bfa - @nathankovach @therigolora @kikikareem @zaldynyc @adamroth77 @simonhuck @xtian_nyc @_slobodan_randjelovic_ @leighelyse @aldoaraujo @stevenkolb @nickycbell @marckarimzadeh @mfbeckham @sophia__medrano @cesarhawas @jackmizrahi @josephmaglieri @simondoonan @alliemichler @ivanmbart @bilzmcmilz @thegatheryofficial @luigitadinindyc
Love Ball III is a week away, and we’re hyped about the custom one-of-a-kind trophies by world famous artists, including this amazing piece from Brian Donnelly (KAWS) that really speaks for itself. Link in bio to view them all! #LoveBall3 #KAWS 📷: @bfa - @nathankovach @therigolora @kikikareem @zaldynyc @adamroth77 @simonhuck @xtian_nyc @_slobodan_randjelovic_ @leighelyse @aldoaraujo @stevenkolb @nickycbell @marckarimzadeh @mfbeckham @sophia__medrano @cesarhawas @jackmizrahi @josephmaglieri @simondoonan @alliemichler @ivanmbart @bilzmcmilz @thegatheryofficial @luigitadinindyc
"For me, design is a logical and reasonable process that is based on my own personal aesthetic sense,” says Fashion Institute of Technology graduate Sifan Chen. “Behind every detail, there has to be a good amount of research. Design is not something that comes from the air." Meet Chen and more top graduates at the Fashion Future Graduate Showcase on June 17 - 18. RSVP to email@example.com! #FFGS
"I do not try to make just beautiful and cool clothing," said Yoohyeon Kim of Savannah College of Art and Design. "I try to create new things from my own unique mind that seem unattractive to others." View Kim’s work - and that of more top fashion graduates on June 17-18t at CFDA’s Fashion Future Graduate Showcase. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend! #FFGS
“I’ve always sought out extreme femininity in my life,” explains Hana Holquist, a graduate from Parsons School of Design who seeks to create new codes of femininity through her clothing designs. See more of her beautiful work – and that of more than 50 top fashion graduates from around the country – at CFDA’s Fashion Future Graduate Showcase from June 17-18. RSVP at email@example.com to attend! #FFGS
Emily Shen, a graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, sees fashion as “an art, an attitude, a gesture, a language, and a universal means of communication.” See more of her masterful crochet designs at CFDA’s Fashion Future Graduate Showcase from June 17-18. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend! #FFGS
"In the future, I want to change how people think about men's knitwear," said Academy of Art University graduate Beam Ratchapol Ngaongam, who will exhibit his collection at CFDA’s Fashion Future Graduate Showcase June 17-18 along with more emerging talents from the leading design schools. RSVP at email@example.com to attend and meet tomorrow’s fashion stars. #FFGS
There’s a lot of prepping for a night as big and glamorous as the CFDA Fashion Awards. We asked model Cindy Bruna to capture it all. Link in bio for more! 📷 @cindybruna for @manual_nyc
CFDA Member Eric Javits stepped onto the #CFDAAwards red carpet with Veronica Webb, who wore a pretty fuschia gown that she topped off with an exuberant floral headpiece. Head to link in bio to see how the duo got ready for the big night.
We armed supermodel @DevWindsor with a disposable camera from @Manual_NYC to document her entire Awards experience. “I had such a blast attending the CFDAs this year with @KobiHalperin, she told us. “The event was amazing and it was an honor to be in the presence of so many influential people in the industry.” Head to link in bio for her photo diary. 📷: @devwindsor on @manual_nyc
Virtual Influencer and model Miquela Sousa was one of the many stars on the pink carpet at Monday night's #CFDAAwards. “I literally pinched myself, multiple times, getting ready. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time, and to be surrounded by this group of legends is beyond major for me.” Head to our link in bio for more. 📷: @griff