The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Fashion Trust USA have announced that they have chosen five promising Black and Brown designers to receive awards of $40,000 each to support their businesses.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the American fashion organization has announced the launch of Impact, a multi-layered initiative that aims to create opportunities in fashion for underrepresented communities.
Within its program of talks and panels, Fashion@Brown will feature fashion and lifestyle elites including Kenneth Cole, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivier Rousteing, Ruth Carter, Isabelle Guichot and Patrice Louvet, among others.
Participants -- from the CFDA and PVH, to designers Gabriela Hearst and Anyango Mpinga -- will contribute to the month-long sustainability-focused event led by Kerry Bannigan's The Conscious Fashion Campaign.
The Black advisory board will be responsible for all CFDA efforts on inclusivity, diversity and equality, and Bonnie Morrison will now work to lead the strategy and execution of CFDA equity program initiatives.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, American fashion’s governing body, has announced the nomination of four new members to its board in the latest managerial move by its new chairman Tom Ford.
The New York-based consumer brands group has announced the appointment of industry veteran Karen Castellano as president of the company’s fashion division. She brings more than 30 years of experience to the position.
Tracy Reese has collaborated with artist Mel Chin on a capsule collection called Flint Fits. The pieces are made of fabric manufactured from old plastic water bottles, inspired by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Fashionistas can put the Rust Belt city of Flint, Michigan, on their radar with a hip clothing line making its debut on Sunday, the result of local residents and artists turning discarded water bottles into fabric.