At the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi spring 2017 runway show in London, none of what the models wore rivaled the latest beauty trend: wearing flowers on the face.
Designers, models, muses, and industry bigwigs gather at Lincoln Center in New York City to honor the best designers of that year—in menswear, womenswear, and accessories—and celebrate the CFDA itself, which prides itself on nurturing young and emerging designers. This year’s host was James Corden, who’s quickly earned America’s love as the host of the The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. While he later told Yahoo Style the crowd “was a lot warmer than I though it was going to be. A pleasant surprise,” there were plenty of gasps during his piercing monologue, which skewered everyone from Terry Richardson (who became a sort of running joke throughout the night) to beleaguered American Apparel CEO Dov Charney, and former Ambercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries. He told her after the show and said the West family only throw tantrums on stage.” Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen took home the CFDA for Womenswear Designer of the Year. When Marc Jacobs sent his now legendary grunge collection down the Perry Ellis runway, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen still had three years left of Full House. But tonight, the twins beat out Jacobs, as well as Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Joseph Altuzarra, and Michael Kors, for the night’s biggest award.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is pretty much like the Oscars of fashion . So when CFDA award nominees Ryan Roche , Ovadia & Sons’ Ariel & Shimon Ovadia, and Rosie Assoulin offered to talk to Yahoo Style about their latest projects for this week’s episode ofUnbuttoned , we listened. (And so should you!) Together, the four fashion designers tell editor in chief Joe Zee what it feels like to have celebrities wear their clothes, how they’ve made a mark in the industry, and why listening to your instinct is crucial for creativity.
Last night, New York’s fashion glitterati gathered on the roof of the Gramercy Park Hotel to fete the CFDA Swarovski Award Nominees for Emerging Talent. Designed by nominees Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne (of Public School), Rosie Assoulin and Ryan Roche, Eva Zuckerman (of Eva Fehren), Paul Andrew,Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel (of Mansur Gavriel), Alex Orley, Matthew Orley and Samantha Orley (of Orley), Ariel and Shimon Ovadia (of Ovadia & Sons), and Shayne Oliver (of Hood by Air), the items were being auctioned off to raise funds for Free Arts NYC and each one perfectly encapsulated the aesthetic of its creator.