The CFDA is launching a new Instagram contest asking you to post a pic wearing clothing or accessories from any of the 400+CFDA members and hashtag #CFDAready. The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, May 29th, based on creativity, overall quality, and topical relevance. The prize? The opportunity to Instagram live from the CFDA handle at the CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday, June 3rd, at Alice Tully Hall.
Is it already Target collab time again? Oui! Next up: Phillip Lim. The designer’s 3.1 Phillip Lim line was recently nominated for a CFDA award, for its accessories, following three previous nominations by the organization and two wins for the Emerging Talent Award in both menswear and womenswear.
Donna Karan was a lucky gal last night when she was in a Kenneth Cole and Hugh Jackman sandwich at Urban Zen in the West Village. Karan put on a party with eBay and the CFDA to launch “Fashion For Haiti: One Million Hearts To Raise Social Consciousness and Funds for The Haitian Artisan Project.” Victoria Bartlett, Sophie Theallet, Zac Posen, former NFL football player Shawne Merriman were just a few of the bold face names who came out
Model Behaviour: Why British Vogue Is An Example to the Fashion Industry [Guardian UK]
Vogue UK has signed a model code of conduct with fashion trade union Equity
American Apparel In Trouble Again with Advertising Watchdogs [Telegraph UK]
Another day, another American Apparel controversy
CFDA/Tumblr â€˜Inside the Designerâ€™s Homeâ€™ Series Kicks Off with Lela Rose [Fashionista]
The blogging platform has teamed up with the CFDA to launch a series of designer house visits
6 New Fashion TV Shows to Get Excited About This Spring [Racked]
It’s not only about Ryan Lochte this spring…
IMG has a new power player in the house. Catherine Bennett has been tapped as senior vice president and managing director of IMG Fashion Events and Properties, replacing Peter Levy, who spent over a dozen years with the company. Also decamping from IMG: Alison Levy, global director of marketing and communications, who’d been with the company on and off since 2006.
Will Brian Mazza be applying to the CFDA? The Renaissance man has always had his hand in fashion, but now he’s getting serious. Mazza has designed the jackets for the staff of The Dream Hotel’s downtown quarters (also sold in their retail store) and tells us this is just the beginning of his plans for worldwide fashion domination!
(NEW YORK) Nicholas Kirkwood To Receive LVMH Backing? [Vogue UK]
Kirkwood is rumored to be LVMH’s next acquisition
Nicolas Ghesquiere Own-label Rumours Gather Pace [Telegraph UK]
The former Balenciaga creative director is reportedly being courted by a number of high-profile investors
Simon Doonan On Being a â€˜Sporty Lesbianâ€™ [Fashionista]
Fashionista catches up with the industry fave
R29 Exclusive: JewelMint’s New Collab Is With CFDA Winner Philip Crangi [Refinery29]
You can now shop CFDA designers on the bauble site
Victoria Beckham Tweets Website News [InStyle UK]
VictoriaBeckham.com is set to launch by the end of the month
After four consecutive years of punctuating September’s NYFW circuit of Spring shows, Fashion’s Night Out is taking a breather this fall in the U.S. Instead of a one-night bonanza of celeb cameos, gratis cocktails, and general retail-centric pandemonium spilling out into the streets from SoHo to the UES, expect budgets to get allocated to events peppered throughout the year instead. The decision to put FNO on a hiatus was reached by Vogue, CFDA, and NYC & Co., all of whom sponsor the event.
Adorbs alert! Gary Wassner (you know him as the co-CEO of Hildun Corp. and a CFDA advisory board member) released two new tomes today on Kindle, Nook, and iTunes for the kiddies: The Candle Rock Mystery and The Mystery of the Presidential Papers.