The Council of Fashion Designers of America, American fashion’s governing body, has announced the nomination of four new members to its board in the latest managerial move by its new chairman Tom Ford.
New York Fashion Week officially kicks off this Friday with a reduced season and a new crop of young hopefuls; though the most watched debutant will be Tom Ford, in his inaugural season as the president of the CFDA.
Running from Thursday, October 3 through Sunday, October 6, the official schedule for New York Fashion Week: Bridal boasts more than 40 designers, with highlights including a 20th anniversary show from Anne Barge.
Four years after the event’s launch, the schedule for New York’s standalone menswear fashion week’s upcoming spring season has revealed a severely reduced line-up, clearly impacted by calendar shifts and lost funding.
If any designer is surely worthy of a biopic it must be Diane von Furstenberg. A beautiful multi-career change designer, who married a prince at 18; invented the wrap dress; and was New York’s It Girl of the 1970s.
The CFDA announced on Thursday that New York Fashion Week will no longer last for a full week, but five days, a change that responds to the calls of industry professionals eager to see the even relaunched.
Carine Roitfeld on Thursday announced plans to debut her new CR Runway concept this June with a mammoth fashion show for an audience of 5,000; in partnership with Florentine boutique LuisaViaRoma during Pitti Uomo.