And that’s a wrap. The 2013 CFDA award winners have been named and now they’re out partying at The Standard (the official Swarovski-sponsored after party) and Westway (the exclusive Givenchy after-party) and wherever else the night may take them.
Proenza Schouler nabbed their third win for womenswear designer of the year (they won in 2007 and 2011) beating out Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs. See who else took top honors this year.
The CFDA Awards–aka fashion’s Oscars–are upon us. But unlike the Oscars, where celebs tend to play it safe and throw on a strapless fish-tail number, the CFDA red carpet tends to be a bit more interesting, a bit more risky. These are fashion people trying to impress other fashion people, after all.
So with that in mind, take a look at what everyone from Hillary Clinton to Jessica Chastain wore tonight.
The 2013 CFDA awards, fashion’s Oscars if you will, will be handed out in mere hours. The industry has been gathering to recognize and honor its leading talents since 1981.
A lot has changed since the early years of the awards. What was once a small intimate industry event is now a widely covered celebrity event. “I think it reflects a broader shift over the last few years where fashion has become more and more popular,” Style.com’s editor in chief Dirk Standen told us. “The internet has had a lot to do with that. It’s entertainment on a par with movies and music.”
So to prep you for tonight’s awards we’ve assembled this handy primer. In it you’ll find the complete list of nominees, our predictions on who will take home the big prizes, and all the celebrity presenters and attendees slated to show up.
Donna Karan is auctioning off her heart–three of them, in fact, alongside those of nearly 150 designers.
But don’t go scheduling a transplant just yet. These hearts are made from paper mâché by Haitian locals, and though they might not be able to pump blood, Karan hopes they’ll bring life force to the country of Haiti.
Sneakers are having a serious moment in fashion right now. And there’s no sneaker more ‘it’ than Suno’s crazy-patterned kicks–I mean, even the guys are onboard with them. Which is why it makes perfect sense that the brand would tap some of our favorite ‘It Girls’ to model its second collection of sneakers, which, like Read more →
Vogue and the CFDA have assembled another promising bunch of young labels to compete for a chance to win the coveted CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund this year. As usual, the 10 finalists represent various aesthetics, categories, and levels of prominence. Some may be more well-known than others, but given the number of applicants those judges have Read more →
The winner will receive a cash prize and mentorship from an industry veteran. Joseph Altuzarra took home the top prize ($300,000) for 2011, while runners up Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind got $100,000 each. All three of them got to design a capsule collection for J. Crew. And, it was all documented on a Hulu show.
Now, the following designers will embark on a series of challenges over the next few months, including presenting to a panel of judges, creating a one-of-a-kind piece for Tiffany & Co., and staging a runway show in Los Angeles at the Chateau Marmont. The winner and runners up will be announced at a gala dinner November 13. So, without further ado, the finalists are…
Compared to, say, the 1950s, very little clothing (or anything for that matter) is manufactured in the United States. There are a few heritage brands holding on in the Northwest and the south; and brands that focus on weather-resistance and technologically advanced fabrics are often based here, where the technology originates. Additionally, many eco-friendly and Read more →
We’re psyched to introduce our newest column here at Fashionista: Desk Side! Sorry, PRs, we stole your lingo and in this new feature we will literally be going to the desks of some of your favorite designers, editors, stylists and assorted industry insiders see where the magic happens–and then share it with you!
For our inaugural column, we ducked into Pamela Love’s desk/studio/dream world to document the newlywed’s inspiration, tchotchkes, and guilty pleasures. Click through to drool over Love’s gorgeous workspace and hear what she had to say about it.
The CFDA Awards, the “Oscars of Fashion” (if the Met Gala is the red carpet, the CFDAs are the actual awards), take place this Monday. In advance of the awards, we sent over some questionnaires to the nominees to find out how they reacted to being nominated, their biggest challenges, and sillier stuff like their Read more →