CDFA is the acronym for The Council of Fashion Designers of America – their event is annual having commenced in 2003.
Others on the shortlist include Ohne Titel, Cushnie et Ochs, Suno and Finn Jewellery. There are ten on the shortlist all told – full details on the CDFA website.
Previous winners Proenza Schouler and their designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are on this years judging panel along with US Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Steven Kolb and chaired by Diane von Furstenberg.
The award is based on the finalists most recent collections. They also have to produce a design project for L’Oreal Paris. The fashion challenge gets ever more daunting.
The awards for the winner last totalled $100,000K so a different order of magnitude to the award noted in my last post for the Dorchester Collection.
I would not like to venture what Creatures of the Wind might produce. Their Spring Summer 2011 collection was a two-tone pallette in the main with occasional forays into browns and yellows. Their Fall Winter 2011 collectoin in contrast was a vivid collection of reds and oranges if black not abandoned entirely.
The company is US based but they do have stockists in several other fashion capitals such as London, Milan and Tokyo.
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