The CFDA Appoints a Global Ambassador, ANDAM Announces Prize Finalists

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The CFDA Appoints Its First-Ever Global Ambassador
Adrian Cheng, founder of K11 Group and C Ventures, has been named the CFDA’s first-ever global ambassador. In his role Cheng will help the CFDA develop a series of international educational programs for designers, and help both emerging and established American designers with their international strategy. He will also help drive future growth for the CFDA across Asia, while encouraging cross cultural exchanges. “My ambition is to build communities that make a transformative impact through art, culture, architecture, design, heritage, craftsmanship and sustainability,” Cheng said. “It is an honor to become the CFDA’s first ever global ambassador and to work with them to support, nurture and accelerate the next generations of American fashion talent through a global perspective.”

ANDAM Prize Finalists Announced (WWD)
This morning the finalists for the ANDAM prize were announced. The designers will present their work to a panel of judges — including Martin Margiela — and winners will be selected based on their vision and business plans. Below are the finalists by prize category.

Grand Prize (€250,000)
Coperni by Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer
Koché by Christelle Kocher
Hed Mayner
Kwaidan Editions by Léa Dickely and Hung La

Creative Label (€100,000 prize)
Boramy Viguier
Dawei by Dawei Sun
Nicolas Lecourt Mansion

Accessories (€50,000 prize)
Fabrizio Viti
KARA by Sarah Law
Khaore by Wei Hung Chen and Raiheth Rawla

Fashion Innovation (€30,000 prize)
Ananas Anam by Dr Carmen Hijosa
Diam Concept by Alix Gicquel
Worn Again Technologies by Dr Adam Walker et Cyndi Rhoades


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Chemicals In Clothing May Be Harmful to Your Health (Vogue Business)
Companies use chemicals like formaldehyde and fluorinated chemicals to create products that are stain, wrinkle, and odor resistant. The problem is that many of these chemicals are harmful to both the environment and our health. Some are linked to fertility issues, while formaldehyde is known to cause cancer. Due to a lack of alternatives, brands must choose to either continuing to use chemicals in their wares, or discontinue popular items.

The North Face Draws Criticism From Wikipedia for Unethically Editing Pages (Dazed)
The advertising agency Leo Burnett Tailor Made came up with a way to get its client, The North Face, at the top of Google image searches without paying a cent: by editing Wikipedia. The agency went to the Wiki pages of national parks and swapped out images for ones featuring people at said park clearly wearing North Face gear. Wikipedia has since removed all of the images, and The North Face has apologized.


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Bumble Hosts a Panel at Soho House In New York
Earlier this week Bumble hosted a panel to help young entrepreneurs survive the summer hustle. Held at Soho House the event featured Hannah Berner, Sophie and Charlotte Bickley, Sally Olivia Kim (founder of the collagen drink Crushed Tonic), Cody Levine (cofounder of the toothpaste Twice), and actress/health coach Lexi Atkins. At the end of the evening, which was also sponsored by Not Pot and Supergoop, guests took home a goody bags.

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Lyft Hosts a Fabulous Pride Kickoff Party
Last night, Lyft hosted an intimate dinner in New York City to celebrate their Pride 2019 marketing campaign hosted by Lyft Chief Marketing Officer, Joy Howard and Lyft Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Monica Poindexter at Chinese Tuxedo, 5 Doyers Street, NYC. The event was a celebration of Pride and Lyft’s long-standing commitments to protecting employees, drivers, and passengers from discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity. As part of their Pride initiative, Lyft has introduced new pronouns to their passenger app and has partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality to aid their transgender drivers in the name change process. Lyft is also a longstanding partner of Human Rights Campaign, raising over $3 million to date for HRC through their Round Up & Donate program.


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