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The New Season of Americans in Paris

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Tis’ the Americans in Paris Season and eight previous CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists (and some winners) are heading to Paris in a few weeks to showcase their Fall/Winter 2016 collections to the Parisian market. Once again TUMI is our proud lead underwriter for the initiative.

“We’re very excited to return to Paris and celebrate the tenth season of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s successful American’s in Parisprogram,” said Michael Petry, Creative Director of TUMI. “It is an honor working alongside Vogue and the CFDA to support an initiative that allows us to be creative with this new group of inspiring, talented designers.”

For the first time, the showroom will be located at Espace Commines at 17 rue Commines in Paris.

“This season, Americans in Paris not just has a new venue, but also an entirely new group of designers, all of whom were Finalists of the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA. “By showing their collections in Paris during fashion week, these designers are given an opportunity to grow their businesses on a global level.”


The Participating Designer:

Aurora James, Brother Vellies

Brad Schmidt and Raul Arevelo, Cadet

Chris Gelinas, CG

Becca McCharen, Chromat

David Hart, David Hart

Rio Uribe, Gypsy Sport

Jonathan Simkhai, Jonathan Simkhai

Thaddeus O’Neil, Thaddeus O’ Neil


The showroom will open from Saturday, March 5-Monday, March 7, 2016 11AM-6PM.

Source: CFDA.com

Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com


The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees Announced!

MARCH 17, 2015

“We’ve had a great board meeting today, a very fun one,” CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg told guests at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, kicking off the announcement event for the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees.

Von Furstenberg proceeded to unveil the first of several honorees of the night: Betsey Johnson, who is receiving the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Award. Johnson jumped – not cartwheeled –  on stage and took to  the Swarovski crystal-adorned podium to give an impromptu, unplanned acceptance speech. “I am so sorry, I just want to say this is the ultimate beyond, Oh My F G moment and I didn’t think I would ever want it because I didn’t want to be 72,” Johnson, in one of her dresses from 1965, said. “I love our  club, I love what you have done with it. I love the money we have raised for AIDs and Breast Cancer and beyond.”  Continue reading The 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees Announced!