The 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners

JOSEPH ALTUZARRA NAMED WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

RIHANNA NAMED FASHION ICON OF THE YEAR

AWARDS SHOW TO BE WEBCAST ON CFDA.COM ON TUESDAY, JUNE 3RD AT 11AM

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Last night, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in collaboration with Swarovski at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Film director and screenwriter John Waters was the host for the evening. For the thirteenth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski. Highlights of the evening included a live tribute featuring sixteen models of color in Diane von Furstenberg dresses paying homage to Founder’s Award honoree Bethann Hardison for advocating diversity on the runways and Michael Kors leading the In Memoriam segment in which he honored the passing of Annabel Tollman, L’Wren Scott, and Art Ortenberg over the past year.

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - Award Presentation with hos John Waters

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards – Award Presentation with hos John Waters

Nominees, honorees, and winners were determined by the CFDA Awards Guild which is comprised of CFDA members, leading fashion journalists, stylists, and top retail executives. Ernst & Young, LLP was the official accounting firm of the Awards.

Tonight, we celebrated creativity, experience, and conviction by honoring the diversity and vibrancy of individuals who define the influence of the fashion industry,” said CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg.

ACCESSORIES WINNERS - THE ROWMARY - KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

ACCESSORIES WINNERS – THE ROWMARY – KATE OLSEN & ASHLEY OLSEN WITH PRESENTER KERI RUSSELL(Center)

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Dao-Yi Chow, James Marsden, Maxwell Osborne

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

Lupita Nyongo, Joseph Altuzarra

The evening’s Womenswear Designer of the Year honors went to Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra, presented by Lupita Nyong’o. The award for Menswear Designer of the Year was presented to Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow for Public School by actor James Marsden. Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Row took home the Accessories Designer of the Year Award, presented by actress Keri Russell.

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

Sebastian Stan, Christopher Peters, Nadja Swarovski, Shane Gabier, Greta Gerwig, Tim Coppens, Irene Neuwirth

Greta Gerwig and Sebastian Stan presented the three Swarovski Awards, which honor and recognize emerging talent. The Swarovski Award for Womenswear was given to Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind. The Swarovski Award for Menswear was presented to Tim Coppens. The Swarovski Award for Accessory Design went to Irene Neuwirth. Recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from the company as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative crystal products and applications for fashion.

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Rihanna was presented with the Fashion Icon award by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour who praised the musician for her ability to tell captivating stories through the boldness and beauty of clothes. Rihanna thanked members of the audience: “the designers, the models, and everyone else who has inspired me.

The CFDA believes in designers at every stage of their career.  Last night we recognized a broad range of talent and influence from student scholarship winners and emerging talent to industry icons,” added CFDA CEO Steven Kolb.

It’s been an honor to partner with the CFDA in celebrating the very best in American fashion for thirteen incredible years, and the creativity of the award winners never fails to amaze.  We are especially pleased to support the industry’s next generation through the Swarovski Awards. It’s a privilege to help these dazzling young talents evolve and realize their visions as they take the next steps in their careers,” said Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tom Ford by Richard Buckley for his consistent, creative influence on fashion.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE TOM FORD

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Nine West Introduces Their Latest Shoelaboration Partnering With Cameron Silver, The “King Of Vintage” Fashion

Exclusive limited edition footwear collection inspired by 80’s punk

Nine West, a division of The Jones Group, looked no further than Decades store founder and vintage connoisseur, Cameron Silver and Nine West’s Contributing Style Director and former Shopbop Fashion Director Kate Ciepluch, to create their latest Shoelaboration(TM) inspired by 80’s punk. Shoelaborations(TM) is a collaborative platform celebrating fashion, design, music and pop culture through creative partnerships with unique artistic talents.

BAM. (PRNewsFoto/Nine West)

BAM. (PRNewsFoto/Nine West)

Cameron Silver for Nine West is the latest in the brand’s series of celebrated designer partnerships, which have included Karen Elson, Pamela Love, Sophie Theallet, and most recently Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini of Kirna Zabete.

Debuting in October 2013, the Cameron Silver for Nine West Collection lives and breathes rock ‘n roll. Comprised of six limited edition styles, the capsule includes d’orsay flats, classic and scalloped pumps, slouchy booties and the ultimate, show-stopping over-the-knee boot and matching fold-over clutch. The exclusive collection represents a modern interpretation of the punk movement’s most iconic trends including neon accents, camouflage calf hair and eye-catching silhouettes. The Cameron Silver for Nine West Collection will be available for $69 to $299 at top Nine West stores nationwide and at www.Ninewest.com. Continue reading

MARKS & SPENCER INVITES YOU TO ‘MEET BRITAIN’S LEADING LADIES’

An Oscar winning actress, a life changing charity CEO, an Olympic gold medallist, a ground breaking artist and an inspiring nurse of the year – are just a few of the women to showcase the new Fall/Winter 2013 collections in a campaign announced by Marks & Spencer. Shot by acclaimed fashion photographer, Annie Leibovitz, the campaign will launch nationwide on 3rd September – signaling a reassertion of M&S’ leading quality and style credentials.

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Billed under the heading ‘Meet Britain’s Leading Ladies’, the campaign celebrates 12 British women from very diverse backgrounds and professions. Despite being very different people, their strong sense of personal style and inspirational achievements which have propelled them to success, are the common threads which bind them together. Be it physical strength, dedication to helping others, overcoming adversity, or simply sheer determination to be the best they can, each woman is truly inspiring.

The full line up is:

Nicola Adams Olympic Gold Winning Boxer

Monica Ali Award-Winning Author

Helen Allen Nurse of the Year 2011

Darcey Bussell Retired Principal Ballerina at The Royal Ballet

Grace Coddington Creative Director of US Vogue

Karen Elson Supermodel and Singer

Tracey Emin Artist and Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy

Ellie Goulding Multiplatinum global recording artist/Brit Award winning Singer/Songwriter

Helen Mirren Multiple Award-Winning Actress

Laura Mvula Breakthrough Singer/Songwriter

Katie Piper Burns survivor, television presenter and charity campaigner.

Jasmine Whitbread CEO of Save the Children International

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, Executive Director Marketing and Business Development at Mark & Spencer notes, “We wanted this campaign to signal a new and confident tone of voice to introduce Autumn. Annie was the perfect choice to shoot a campaign of this magnitude. Her unmistakable, signature style, with its truly dramatic aesthetic was exactly what we needed to communicate the essence of the campaign and of the new M&S. Annie’s photography has become synonymous with defining key moments in the history of brands over the years and, as such, we feel that this campaign is the ideal way to illustrate M&S’ move into a new era.Continue reading