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Tom Ford succeeds CFDA's current Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg

The Council of Fashion Designers of America announced today that Tom Ford will be the next Chairman of the CFDA, effective June, 2019. Ford was ratified by the CFDA Board during a meeting at the CFDA offices earlier today.

Tom Ford is an award-winning fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. In April 2005, the American born designer announced the creation of his eponymous luxury brand, beginning with menswear. Today, the TOM FORD brand offers a complete collection of Menswear, as well as Womenswear, Accessories, Eyewear, Beauty and most recently underwear and timepieces. Ford previously served as the Creative Director of Gucci Group, where he designed for luxury houses Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent until 2004.

Ford, who began his career as a design assistant for CFDA Member Cathy Hardwick, has been a member of the CFDA since 2000. He has won a total of seven CFDA Fashion Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year (2015, 2008), Womenswear Designer of the Year (2001), Accessory Designer of the Year (2002), Board of Director’s Tribute (2004), International Designer of the Year (1995), and the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award (2014). Ford has shown his collections in London, Los Angeles, and New York.

“I have had the privilege of being a member of the American Fashion community for many years and have experienced what the CFDA does for its members and the industry as a whole,” Tom Ford said. “Having lived and worked in each of the global fashion capitals of the world, I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to further the voice of American Fashion and its designers. As the Chairman, I look forward to continuing…




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Winner of World Wildlife Day 2019 International Youth Art Contest announced at UN Headquarters

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The digital brand to offer its full menswear assortment at New York City's newest shopping destination

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Located on the second floor at 20 Hudson Yards, Mack Weldon’s shop features the brand’s assortment of elevated menswear essentials including underwear, socks, shirts, sweats, swim, activewear, and accessories.

To date, Mack Weldon has grown its business primarily via and a handful of thoughtful selling partnerships including The Shop at Equinox, J. Crew, Todd Snyder, and Nordstrom. “In many ways, Hudson Yards is the ideal location for our first store,” said Brian Berger, Founder and CEO of Mack Weldon. “Not only do we get to be part of the most exciting development project in recent history, thousands of our current and potential customers will be passing through Hudson Yards daily. This aligns perfectly with our brand’s mission to create a more convenient customer experience, and is a unique opportunity to activate Mack Weldon in the physical world while we test and learn for future investment.”

The store, designed in collaboration with Fred Tang & Associates, was conceived as a destination for shoppers to discover Mack Weldon product and quickly stock up on brand staples. Once…

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Eluxe Awards’ judges declared: “I love how this innovation in technology has made way for cruelty free, eco friendly, close to zero waste fashion through 3D printing. The 3D printing also allows for more bespoke pieces that would fit each individual’s body perfectly.”

After thanking the jury, Julia Daviy declared: “I believe that 3D printing of clothing is the most sustainable way of fashion industry development. Actually that is the beginning of the new age in fashion where each piece of clothing is customized and produced with almost zero waste, and with the highest ethical standards. According to our forecast, the market of 3D-printed clothing and accessories will reach its tipping point of $1 bln sales under 2025 and will grow exponentially”, said the3D printing designer, inventor and founder of 3D Printed…

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Designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka aboard the Queen Mary 2, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (Photo by Diane Bondareff) (PRNewsfoto/Cunard)
Mark Badgley and James Mischka to launch their resort collection in an exclusive runway show on Cunard's flagship Queen Mary 2 in May 2020
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Luxury cruise line Cunard brings glamour to the high seas with fashion icons Mark Badgley and James Mischka, who will headline the brand’s fifth annual Transatlantic Fashion Week Crossing on flagship liner Queen Mary 2.

Badgley Mischka will launch their 2021 resort collection in an exclusive runway show, the first time a fashion collection has been launched on a Cunard ship. In addition to the fashion show, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, will also offer Q&As with guests during the seven-night Transatlantic Crossing, which departs Southampton, England on May 24 and arrives in New York on May 31, 2020. Additional fashion experts joining the voyage will be announced at a later date.

“Our style is reminiscent of the glamorous Hollywood of the forties,” said Mischka, “and we feel Cunard emulates that same style, offering patrons a chance to don their best couture and dress for a special occasion. Our brands both represent effortless glamour and we are excited about this partnership and giving Cunard guests an intimate glimpse into the world of Badgley Mischka,” said Badgley.

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Hublot and Marc Ferrero Celebrate Women, Heroines of Modern Times
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“Phunky London is a state of mind, not a physical person,” proclaims the world art scene with a single voice.

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A Muse, the 21st century woman

Hublot, Swiss luxury watchmaker and Marc Ferrero, the artist behind Storytelling Art, unveil the Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero. Paying homage to the 21st century woman, who distinguishes herself through the multiplicity of her roles, in this exclusive timepiece she is embodied as the heroine of modern times. This collaboration marks an exploratory approach to art and watchmaking.

A Muse, the 21st century womanA Muse, the 21st century woman

In turn wife, mother, friend, lover, business woman, femme fatale, fashion icon or night owl, for every hour of the day the modern woman sets herself apart as unpredictable, multifaceted and unique. She is disarming and makes light of the simple or complex adventures that she comes up against; drawing upon her charm, she juggles the lives that fill each of her days.

Big Bang One Click Marc Ferrero

The dial tells the story of this heroine of modern times with ‘Lipstick’, an iconic work by the artist. Enigmatic behind her dark glasses, she remains majestic in the face of the unexpected and affirms her femininity, armed with her lipstick. Spinels in shades of red, topazes…



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