NEW YORK — The Council of Fashion Designers of America membership has grown with 32 new members.
They are Alexandre Birman; Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters of Creatures of the Wind; Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School; The Elder Statesman’s Greg Chait; Patrik Ervell; Greg Armas of Assembly New York; Adriano Goldschmied of Citizens of Humanity/GoldSign; Christian Siriano; Grant Krajecki and Natalie Levy of Grey Ant; Mark Davis; Justin Salguero and Daniel Silberman of Illesteva; Suno’s Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis; Giulietta’s Sofia Sizzi; Jennifer Fisher; Jennifer Meyer; Sachin & Babi’s Babi Ahluwalia and Sachin Ahluwalia; Todd Snyder; Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost; Raleigh Denim’s Victor Lytvinenko and Sarah Lytvinenko; Sean Monahan and Monica Paolini of Sea, New York; Susan Beischel of Skin; Dannijo’s Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder, and Cynthia Vincent of Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent.
The new additions bring the total membership to 454. They were ratified at a CFDA board meeting last week. “Acceptance into the CFDA family is validation of a designer’s talent and it is an opportunity to access the many offerings and programs provided by the organization,” said CFDA chief executive officer Steven Kolb. RELATED STORY: American Honors at the 2013 CFDA Awards >>
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia