Digital Fashion Shows, an online platform launched last year by KCD to present runway shows in a streaming format, is expanding to accessories with a little help from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the British Fashion Council (BFC). The two influential organizations have joined forces to select a batch of promising accessory designers here and across the pond to present on the new Digital Accessory Showcase sponsored by Swarovski.
Which makes a lot of sense. Accessories are things you need to see up close and it’s difficult to do that at a runway show, or even a presentation where 100 editors are trying to look at the same thing. Even on Style.com, accessories aren’t prominently featured.
On the Digital Accessory Showcase, launching Monday the 18th, they’re front and center. CFDA members featured include Alejandro Ingelmo, Irene Neuwirth Jewelry, Jill Platner, Kotur and Selima Optique. The UK has offered up Linda Farrow, Maria Francesca Pepe, Piers Atkinson, Sophie Hulme and Sophia Webster.
Most of them took part in a cute little video introducing you to the concept and their lines, which we have exclusively. Watch it below!