The Oscars of the fashion here in the states, the annual CFDA Fashion Awards went down last night where Rihanna of course was the showstopper for her sheer, custom fishnet dress that was covered in Swarovksi crystals. She shined bright like a diamond (you see what I did there), and was rightfully awarded the Fashion Icon award.
On the designer awards side of things, award winners of the night included Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra (Womenswear Designer of the Year), Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen for The Row (Accessories Designer of the Year Award), Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind (Swarovski Award for Womenswear) and Irene Neuwirth (Swarovski Award for Accessory Design).
Then in menswear, for their luxury tailored streetcar brand Public School, Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow won the Menswear Designer of the Year (which was present by the dapper James Marsden), and Belgium designer Tim Coppens won the Swarovski Award for Menswear, which honors and recognizes emerging talent (and which Public School won last year).
Now’s a good of a time as any to shop these two designers, below find three picks for each: Read the rest of this entry