CFDA INSPIRATIONS: Participants in the CFDA Incubator program are about to embark to various W hotels for their inspirational trips for spring 2014, sponsored in partnership with W Hotels Worldwide. The trips kick off March 1, and occur throughout March and April. Men’s wear brand Burkman Bros and women’s wear designer Jonathan Simkhai are each traveling to W Bangkok, while jewelry designer Emanuela Duca is headed to W Doha Hotel and Residences. Contemporary women’s wear designer Daniel Vosovic and Reece Solomon of Reece Hudson are headed to W Istanbul, while lingerie designer Arielle Shapiro of the Ari Dein brand is headed to W St. Petersburg.
Timo Weiland designers Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein, as well as Whitney Pozgay of contemporary women’s brand WHiT, will travel to W Retreat & Spa Bali, where they will spend time at Seminyak, one of Bali’s well-known beaches. Luis Fernandez and Greg Lawrance of sportswear label NUMBER:Lab are headed to W Barcelona.
Men’s sportswear brand ISAORA, by Ricky Hendry and Marc Daniels, are staying closer to home, touring America’s West Coast as they head to W hotels in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.