Benjamin Moore, the paint, color and coatings brand, has teamed with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to highlight the influences of color, design and entrepreneurship in America.
“Benjamin Moore and the CFDA will work together to celebrate the aesthetic impact and transformative power of color, one of the most important and essential tools of design,” said Carl Minchew, vice president at color innovation and design of Benjamin Moore. “There are many synergies between our two worlds and with the help of the CFDA, we will bring together the architectural design and fashion communities to advance our trade and encourage entrepreneurship in America.”
To kick off the initiative, Benjamin Moore will honor Los Angeles-based fashion designer Trina Turk with its inaugural CFDA Trailblazer Award at the HUE Awards in New York. Benjamin Moore tapped Simon Doonan, the creative ambassador-at-large at Barneys New York to serve as master of ceremonies at the event Monday. Since 2008, the HUE Awards have been Benjamin Moore’s signature event recognizing exceptional use of color in architectural design.
During the year, Benjamin Moore and the CFDA will organize various events, programs and collaborations for CFDA members, as well as the larger design community.