The CFDA has really been diving headfirst into the collaboration game lately. There was Runway to Win, the Target x Neiman Marcus monster holiday supercollab and now the fashion organization has teamed up with New York's favorite underdog baseball team, the Mets.
"Why?" you might ask. Well, it's because the two organizations are twins. Both the CFDA and the Mets celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year. To mark the occasion, Billy Reid, Yigal Azrouël, Scott Haan and Rogan Gregory of Loomstate, and Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos for Shipley & Halmos have each created one or more limited edition item to be sold at Citi Field and at Edition01.com (you can pre-order items now), an online concept shop that sells limited edition collections.
“We are excited to be working with The New York Mets on a CFDA member designed mini collection commemorating our 50th Anniversaries," said Steven Kolb, CFDA Chief Executive of CFDA. "The creativity of our designers is a fresh approach to team merchandise while supporting charitable efforts of both organizations."
There are t-shirts, tanks, sweatshirts and henley, most of which have an orange and blue color palette. I think we have to go with the Shipley & Halmos baseball tee as our fave because look at that little baseball guy! Also extremely cute--this quote from Billy Reid: "I'm a huge baseball fan,” said CFDA Menswear Award winner Billy Reid. “I help coach my son's little league team, and oddly enough our teams name this year is the Mets. Any opportunity to work with baseball and supporting the CFDA really is an honor and we are proud to be a part of it."
The proceeds will be divided between the two organizations and that made us wonder: do the actual designers get anything for their designs? Well at the very least they get to see a baseball game. The mets will host the entire organization at Citi Field on the 24th to watch batting practice and a game against the Washington Nationals. Can we come?
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