10 young designers to know from the cfda’s new incubator group

the cfda incubator has announced its latest crop of participants, some of whom you may be familiar as they are more established than in year’s past. get familiar! 

  1. a peace treaty
  2. deszo
  3. isa tapia
  4. kaelen
  5. kara
  6. katie ermilio
  7. lucio castro
  8. nomia
  9. nonoo
  10. orley
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cfda “market day”: ari dein

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let’s pretend for a moment that the heavy clouds this week were raining money, rather than men. (for fellow straight women, this might be a let-down, but like i said, we are pretending.) i would take that money and spend it on ari dein. who — or what — in the world is that? this label of fine lingerie is the brainchild of designer arielle shapiro, a super cool chick that i had the pleasure of chatting up months ago when i visited the cfda incubator on “market day.” her pieces are the perfect blend of comfortable and sexy with a subtle nod to the glamorous innerwear of retro pin-up models.

unfortunately, money does not rain from the sky, but a girl can dream, right?

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yesterday, i visited the cfda's new office in soho to watch the cfda awards ceremony via webcast with some tumblr friends and swarovski. i just thought you should know.

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the latest installment in the ebay and cfdayou can’t fake fashion" campaign has been released thanks to partnerships with such esteemed designers as peter som, diane von furstenberg, billy reid, carmen marc valvo, and rebecca taylor — 90 in all. the goal of this initiative is and has been to educate consumers on the dangers of buying counterfeit items in an effort to "protect original design and the integrity of the fashion industry," according to steven kolb, ceo of the cfda.

bid now on your favorite one-of-a-kind design or revamp your own bag.

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cfda “market day”: emanuela duca

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continuing my recent tour of the cfda incubator's new class, i popped into the studio of jewelry artist emanuela duca. duca has successfully blended her italian roots with a minimalist new york sensibility to design an extensive collection of pieces that are a result of technique born through years of experimentation. her cuffs? beyond gorg.

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cfda “market day”: reece hudson

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a continuation of yesterday’s post, i recently had the opportunity to explore the showrooms within the cfda incubator. reece hudson was one such room and i was thrilled to experience these pieces up close. founded in 2009 by design duo reece solomon and max stein right after graduation from parsons, all products are made in italy with “the highest quality materials and craftsmanship.” with that in mind (and, as you can see from the beautiful accessories above), it comes as no surprise that the brand was invited to be a part of the incubator’s second class despite its youth.

follow reece hudson on tumblr to see inspirational images, interviews, and more.

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cfda “market day”: whit

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last week, i attended the cfda incubator's “market day,” a full day devoted to opening its doors to editors and buyers, allowing them to explore the space and a new crop of designers. the first showroom i popped my head into was that of whit; having just seen whitney pozgay’s fall 2013 presentation, i was psyched to see a marianne faithfull-filled inspiration board in the corner along with some racks of bright, new clothing.

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joining in the contributions to the hurricane sandy relief efforts, vogue, the cfda, and tory burch have joined forces to host a charity sample sale with 100% of proceeds benefiting the mayor’s fund to advance new york city. details are as follows:

  • friday, november 16 (today) only
  • 10am to 8pm
  • metropolitan pavilion, 123 west 18th street
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backtracking just a wee bit, this stellar view (top floor of the w hotel times square to celebrate the hotels’ collaboration with the cfda and its new class of incubator inhabitants) was the beginning of my fashion week. technically, day #1 was today, september 6, but work events and a few kick-off breakfasts occurred yesterday.

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luxottica and the cfda have brought nanette lepore on-board as the third participant in the 2012 design series for vogue eyewear. “i looked to glamorous actresses from the twenties to the present while i was designing…i really wanted to make every element of my sunglasses unique, from the metallic cyan packaging to the inlaid gold filigree on the frames,” said lepore regarding the collaboration.

only 1,200 of the limited-edition frames have been made and will be carried at select sunglass hut stores and sunglasshut.com for $129.95 in october. #yum

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