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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Campaign and Product Images of the Isabel Marant for H & M Released

The first campaign images and product of the Isabel Marant for H&M collection, in addition to one-off men’s collection, was released and they stars none other than Daria Werbowy , the favorite model of the French designer ‘s seasonal campaigns. The campaign, both for print and Television, was shot and directed by Karim Sadli in Paris, and also stars other models and celebrity personalities including actress/model Milla Jovovich, Malgosia Bela, Devon Aoki, Saskia De Brauw, Alek Wek, Lou Doillon, Andreea Diaconu, Sam Rollinson, Iselin Steiro, Actor Niels Schneider, musician Christopher Owens, architect Guillaume Macé, and French male model Clement Chabernaud.

Daria Werbowy in the Isabel Marant for H&M Campaign Photo by Karim-Sadl

Daria Werbowy in the Isabel Marant for H&M Campaign Photo by Karim-Sadl

Architect Guillaume Macé for Isabel Marant for H&M Campaign (Photo by Karim-Sadl)

Architect Guillaume Macé for Isabel Marant for H&M Campaign (Photo by Karim-Sadl)

In regards to her one-off men’s wear collection, Marant remarked, “Friends and customers have been pushing me for years, asking for a men’s version of the careless and easy Isabel Marant style. When I first started talking about the collection with H&M, we all felt that it was the perfect timing. But, honestly, for the time being I have no intention of adding men’s wear to my workload.”

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The pieces Marant has designed for the menswear part of her rather large collection includes basic t-shirts, chunky knits, suede boots, wool coats, biker trousers and jeans with Navajo-inspired embroidery. Continue reading

SPRING HAS SPRUNG: FIRST LOOK AT THE FASHION SPRING/SUMMER 2013 PRINT AD CAMPAIGNS

Now that new year has come and gone, in addition to a real winter, we can also expect to see the unveiling of the spring/summer 2013 print ad campaigns from all the international fashion houses. The following is just the first ones out of the gate, which will probably pop up in the February 2013 fashion issues.

Kate Moss in Versace  Spring 2013 Campaign

Kate Moss in Versace Spring 2013 Campaign

Versace’s Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

Versace’s Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign

Models VEIT COUTURIER, EDWARD WILDING, KACEY CARRIG, KATE MOSS, DARIA WERBOWY and JOAN SMALLS are glamazons in Versace’s spring 2013 campaign photographed by MERT & MARCUS. The trio of leading beauties get surrounded by a group of hunky guys while wearing the form-fitting and sexy silhouettes of the season.

Daria Werbowy in Versace  Spring 2013 Campaign

Daria Werbowy in Versace Spring 2013 Campaign

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