The collab: CFDA White Shirt for Gap
Why: The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund began collaborating with the Gap on a design series featuring the three winners of the award each year to bring their designs and names to the masses. Called “Gap’s Design Editions,” the first round featured re-imaginings of the white shirt by Thakoon, Rodarte, and Doo.Ri, and the process made it into The September Issue. (Ed note: I held onto my Phillip Lim x Gap white shirt from 2008 until a very unfortunate stain incident a year ago…RIP.) After two years of partnership, they reinvented the collaboration into designs featuring khakis before the CFDA moved on to J.Crew.