“Moonshine in a hand-blown crystal tumbler.” That’s what UrbanDaddy calls Alabama-born designer Billy Reid. And we can see why. His namesake brand – seeded in the South in 1998 – toes the line between backwoods and polish. Old-school details. Quality fabrics. All readily wearable, but never expected.
And there’s even more to it than that. Here’s what you need to know.
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There’s been a bit of a shake-up over at the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), and former Full House cast member Michelle Tanner – err, Ashley Olsen – now officially has a seat on the board. Her leadership at The Row and Elizabeth and James clearly shows that she’s serious about fashion, but with this new appointment, she’s earned validation that the rest of the fashion world is serious about her, too. (That CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award she and her sister Mary-Kate took home last year doesn’t hurt, either.)
Mary-Kate is Ashley’s parter in crime – and by crime, I mean fashion design – but as far as CFDA love, there’s been no mention of her. Clearly the fashion world has spoken when it comes to choosing its favorite twin.
By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer
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Uniting the world of craftsmanship and refined tailoring with a rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic, John Varvatos has been part of the American design scene since 2000. Over the past 13 years, the brand has come to represent an entire lifestyle, including tailored clothing and accessories as well as edgier lines like John Varvatos Star U.S.A. and Converse by John Varvatos.
What else has this tough-guy label accomplished? Oh, you know, just multiple design awards from the CFDA and GQ Magazine…
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BY STEVEN KOLB, CFDA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
When stylemakers band together to support a cause, you know it’s going to make a stir. Galvanizing support from entertainment and fashion industry heavies like Beyoncé, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, and others, Fashion for Haiti is committed to bringing immediate relief to the people of Haiti and helping the country rebuild. And it doesn’t hurt that they’ve created a bold, stylish T-shirt in the process. Steven Kolb sheds some light.
Human tragedy of the magnitude the Haitian people are experiencing can not be ignored. The fashion industry has always been charitable, and it is important that our industry have a collective response to show unity and raise as much money as possible with our collective efforts.
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