CFDA Fashion Incubator Presentation

What: CFDA + W Hotels Host CFDA Fashion Incubator Presentation

Where: Chicago, IL

Who: Isa Tapia, Kaelen, Kara, and Nomia.

Photos: Kohl Murdock for SSC.com.

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CFDA’s Fashion Incubator

The CFDA {Council of Fashion Designers of America} is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.

The CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} is a business development program designed to support the next generation of fashion designers in New York City. The mission is to help grow and sustain the businesses of the 10 participating brands over the course of the two year program.

The CFDA {FASHION INCUBATOR} provides a creative professional with an environment to foster promising fashion talent, and help selected designers grow and sustain their businesses. By offering low-cost design studio space, business mentoring, educational seminars, and networking opportunities the program provides a way for participants to reach their full potential and become an integral part of the New York Fashion community.
Four of the ten designers in residence visited Chicago this past week to present their collections at the W Hotel. SSC was lucky enough to chat with each designer, as well as Steven Kolb: CEO of the CFDA. To kick off our first post of the five that are coming your way with the designers, I chose my favorite piece from each collection. Stay updated in the next few weeks with more to come!
Check out all the designers here.
CFDA fashion incubator

Top Looks From The CFDA Awards

 

Last night, the fashionable cream of the crop got together for the CFDA Awards, and you can only imagine the outfits that came out of it. Other than Rihanna in that sheer (see through) custom crystal Adam Selman number, the looks were fairly tame. While I love a good awards show, this takes the cake. Not only was the couture impeccable, but the room of editors, designers, and models killed the beauty game with hair and make-up. Shocker…right?

Images via Elle.com

Here are my favorite looks from the night:

 

Blake Lively in Michael Kors

Blake Lively in Michael Kors

Jenna Lyons in J.Crew

Jenna Lyons in J.Crew

 

Alessandra Ambrosio in Misha Nonoo

Alessandra Ambrosio in Misha Nonoo

Chrissy Teigen in Rachel Roy

Chrissy Teigen in Rachel Roy

Olivia Palermo in Ann Taylor

Olivia Palermo in Ann Taylor

Jessica Stam in Giulietta

Jessica Stam in Giulietta

Liya Kebede in Wes Gordon

Liya Kebede in Wes Gordon

Coco Rocha in Christian Siriano

Coco Rocha in Christian Siriano

Solange Knowles in Calvin Klein

Solange Knowles in Calvin Klein