Plus, Gigi-approved men's label Stampd is launching womenswear.
Please take care of yourselves.
After landing a spot among the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists — and getting big in Japan — the New York-based designer is branching out into womenswear that evokes his beachy, laid-back spirit.
The look at Tuesday's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event was the opposite of Balmain x H&M.
This year's winner will receive $400,000 to invest in his or her label, with two runners-up receiving $150,000.
Of course, Alexa Chung carried that furry pink Shrimps clutch we all want.
This is some speculation we can get behind.
Christian Cota says he drew inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2011 collection from the "depths of the Yucatan jungle" where he spent some time hiding out in a "high-tech eco-cabin." I've never been to the Yucatan jungle, but if it inspired Cota to create this elegantly tailored collection, a reflection of the juxtaposition of the high-tech against nature at its purist, I'd like to go to there. The show opened to the sounds of a bird cawing and feathers flapping, fitting as feathers in pale pastels showed up in Cota's hand painted prints. Cota, a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, sent down a mix of structured, tailored separates--crisp white shorts paired with silk cropped or trapeze tops with sheer inserts--and soft tiered gowns, appropriately fluttery given the avian inspiration. Stand out looks include a blush dress that was essentially a backwards blazer with a plunging back, and a short evening gown with a draped train for added drama.