The New Yorker festival starts soon, and in between their roster of interviews with Elizabeth Edwards and Oliver Stone is the "The Next Generation of Fashion", a talk to discern "Who will be the next Behnaz Sarafpour or Zac Posen?" at the Cathedral on October 4th. The panel consists of Louise Markey, of London's Central Saint Martins; Mokoto Takada, of FIT; and Joeri Van Yper, of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, three emerging designers picked by the panel's moderater, New Yorker fashion writer Judith Thurman. We're not sure why the panel doesn't read more like, Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg and maybe Simon Doonan (every panel needs comic relief), seeing as how Anna and Diane devote inordinate amounts of time to try to find the country's next Marc, but hey, we're going anyway. Tickets are already on sale on the New Yorker Festival site, and bonus: There'll be models on hand to show off the designers' work, and doesn't this sound like the kind of event Lily Cole would make a guest appearance at?
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Fashion Forward at the New Yorker Festival: What Maria Cornejo Said When She Wasn't Dissing Carla Bruni
On Saturday, The New Yorker Festival presented Fashion Forward, a panel that included Maria Cornejo, Phillip Lim, Naeem Khan and David Neville and Marcus Wainwright from Rag & Bone. As you may have heard, Maria Cornejo expressed her not so high opinion ofCarla Bruni-Sarkozy at said panel. We were there, and surrounding that brief and hilarious moment, was a very thoughtful and open discussion about the business of fashion. The New Yorker labeled these designers “The New Guard.” They have all established measurable success and are probably on their way to becoming household names. Cornejo and Khan have designed dresses for the first lady. Phillip, David and Marcus have won CFDA awards. All of them have impressively withstood the shaky economy and none of them were born in the U.S.