Third time’s a charm: At least for the new CFDA Incubator class of 2014-16, which was honored by Target with a dinner at Manhattan’s High Line Hotel Monday night. Each designer had a fresh glow, having just gone on a class trip to Puerto Rico — all, of course, expensed by the council and their partnership with W Hotels. “It was a wild time,” said Sara Beltrán of the accessories line Deszo.
“Literally the last day we were doing everything we could not to leave — crying because we wanted to stay,” said Samantha Florence, a third of the men’s wear line Orley. She was sandwiched at the table between her fiancé and business partner, Matthew Orley, and her future brother-in-law Alex.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"