NEW YORK — The Council of Fashion Designers of America approved membership for 40 designers during a board meeting July 19, bringing the membership headcount to 504.
Another order of business during the meeting was the unanimous vote to extend Diane von Furstenberg’s role as chairwoman of the CFDA through 2018. During last year’s new members board meeting, it was decided that von Furstenberg’s title would change from president to chairwoman.
“The board’s unanimous decision to ask Diane to stay on as chairwoman is a further testament to the unprecedented growth the CFDA has experienced under her leadership,” said Steven Kolb, president and chief executive officer of the CFDA. “The additional two years allow her to continue to strengthen the board and organization as a whole.”
New members are admitted based on their combination of creativity, status of their business, references and their application. The admissions committee, chaired by Reed Krakoff, must also recognize a consistent and unique brand identity.
CFDA board member Tory Burch will host the new members party at her home in the fall.
According to Lisa Smilor, the CFDA’s executive vice president, this year the organization received a record number of applicants. “The 40 new members continue to extend the range of CFDA talent in categories from jewelry to footwear, lingerie and millinery in addition to apparel,” she said.
The new members of the CFDA are:
Dana Arbib, A Peace Treaty
Anna Sheffield, Anna Sheffield Fine Jewelry
Annette Stephens, Anndra Neen
Phoebe Stephens, Anndra Neen
Adam Goldston, Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL)
Ryan Goldston, Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL)
Brandon Maxwell, Brandon Maxwell
Aurora James, Brother Vellies
Raul Arevalo, Cadet
Brad Schmidt, Cadet
Stuart Vevers, Coach
Jennifer Zuccarini, Fleur du Mal
Garrett Leight, Garrett Leight California Optical
Isa Tapia, Isa Tapia
Jasmin Shokrian, Jasmin Shokrian
Jeremy Scott, Jeremy Scott
Jordan Askill, Jordan Askill
Kobi Halperin, Kobi Halperin
Matteo Gottardi, W.R.K.
Yves Spinelli, Spinelli Kilcollin
Scot Shandalove, Matiere
Jake Zeitlin, Matiere
Lucy Wallace Eustice, MZ Wallace
Monica Zwirner, MZ Wallace
Sophia Amoruso, Nasty Gal
Nick Fouquet, Nick Fouquet
Alex Orley, Orley
Matthew Orley, Orley
Samantha Orley, Orley
Rosetta Getty, Rosetta Getty
Sarah Flint, Sarah Flint
Thaddeus O’Neil, Thaddeus O’Neil
Lisa Kulson, Theory
Ben Stubbington, Theory
Alan Eckstein, Timo Weiland
Donna Kang, Timo Weiland
Timo Weiland, Timo Weiland
Wes Gordon, Wes Gordon
Marissa Webb, Marissa Webb
Catherine Zadeh, Zadeh