New York Fashion Week will be back in the city in less than a month and a few things will be different this time around. First, for the inaugural season in years it will not be Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, they backed out after February’s shows. Two, I will not be attending a single show. Yes, you read that correctly, I will not go to a single runway show, presentation, or event as I will be gallivanting around Europe. And lastly, there have been a ton of changes in the Council of Fashion Designers of America including dozens of new members.
“The 40 new members – the highest number joining the organization in its history — add to the diversity of the CFDA community,” the newly elected CDFA President and CEO Steven Kolb said. “They include designers of jewelry, eyewear, swimwear, lingerie and millinery, as well as talent from Los Angeles, Kansas City, Miami and Austin.” And no one is surprised that the CFDA Board of Directors unanimously voted to make Diane von Furstenberg Chairman of the CFDA, rightly so.
Of the new designers the vast majority of the names, besides Kendra Scott, were new to me but then when you start listing the houses they design for, the Camuto Group, Cosabella, Tiffany & Co, and Tome, bells started ringing. These are few of my favorite pieces from a handful of the newly elected members:
These ten pieces are from designers in the 40 new CFDA members which you can find here. And if you needed another plot twist to Fashion Week next month this People Magazine headline certainly grabbed my attention, “Lauren Conrad and The Fat Jewish Will Both Show Clothing Lines at New York Fashion Week in September”. Based on the items I have seen LC turn out in her Kohl’s line the collection should be cute!
Which of these items is your favorite?