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Solid & Striped Opaque Campaign

It’s been a long winter, well for everyone not living in Southern Cali, but the end is in sight, which means that it’s definitely not too soon to start educating yourself on the 2018 swimwear trends, and one of our favorite brands, Solid & Striped, is here to help with that. Today, it introduced its biggest campaign yet, cleverly coined Swim Team. Featuring 13 major models wearing swimsuits that they designed themselves, each of which embodies the wearers’ personality and aesthetic. How awesome is that?

The incredibly chic campaign, which was styled by Carine Roitfeld, made it clear that Solid & Striped is paving the way for a major swimwear trend this season: white swimsuits. Each of the suits in the collection is available in a creamy white hue (among other shades). While we’ve surely encountered plenty of unforgiving see-through white swimsuits, this collection proves that the polarizing color can be completely wearable, flattering, and opaque. And given the brand’s trendsetting tendencies, we fully expect that white swimwear will be everywhere in a matter of months.

Check out a video and select shots from the campaign, as well as our favorite white swimsuits from the collection, below!

Xx, B

 

 

 

Michelle Salem For Inspiration

There’s a thrill we get from discovering anything “new” or “fresh” relating to fashion. I’m not saying the things I find are so under the radar no one knows about them yet, but if they’re new to me, I feel inspired, and the first thing I want to do is tell all of you about it!  While some of you may already know of Michelle Salem, brand manager of Opening Ceremony, it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I learned of her stylish existence and immediately felt cheated that no one had told me about her before.

One very aspiring scroll through her Instagram account left us with no other choice than to do a story dedicated to her creative and commutative sense of fashion, so of course we want to share.  As you can imagine, working for a company like Opening Ceremony opens your eyes and mind to a side of the fashion industry that’s particularly unique, exposing you to the discovery and freshness feeling of some of the newest brands, trends, and more. Michelle displays her breadth of knowledge quite well via personal style and the collaborations and launches she chooses to support on her own social accounts. Following Michelle will not only be gifting yourself with cool outfit ideas, but it will also keep you in the know on some of the coolest up-and-coming designers to watch, styles to try, and of course the items you should be shopping at Opening Ceremony.

We wanted to share a recent interview in the fashion world from our friends over at WWW Fashion. Who had the pleasure of getting to ask Michelle a few questions about her career, personal style, new brands, and more. From her creative go-to outfit formula to tips on how to develop your own personal style, it’s no secret that after hearing this interview with Michelle had us over-the-moon excited, a feeling most of you will likely share.

“One of my favorite collaborations! These are from the Opening Ceremony x Vans glitter drop, and they sold out within minutes. My best friend pictured felt very lucky that day.”

We hope you enjoy Michelle’s words of wisdom as much as we did.

You’re the brand manager at Opening Ceremony. Explain your job to someone who might not know anything about fashion.

“I wear a lot of hats at Opening Ceremony (which may be why my title sounds a little broad), but for the most part, I like to think of my role as three-pronged. Firstly I manage all of our events, then I lead on press/VIP communications, and I also chime on the creative for editorial shoots and content. One of the things I appreciate about being brand manager is that my tasks vary from day to day. My job is never boring!”

What is the most challenging part of your job? The most rewarding?

“The most challenging part is not being able to do everything we’d love to do. We get approached with so many opportunities, but it’s the team’s job to filter through what’s actually possible based on our calendar. There are only 12 months in a year! The most rewarding is personally bringing a new brand or artist into our family and watching them grow. I’ve been able to watch some DJs, photographers, and brands grow from something that started with something as simple as a DM. For example in January, a cartoon artist I really liked reached out to me on Instagram; she hadn’t ever worked with a fashion brand before. This month, we launched collaborative Valentine’s Day cards and embroidery options together. I always feel like a proud mom with projects like these.”

How did you initially get your start in the industry?

“I always knew I wanted to work in fashion, but I kind of let it fall into place. I went to business school for marketing, and during that time I interned for a PR firm, worked retail, and did the door at parties. The combination of it all meant I gained real experience at a really young age; it was sometimes a pain to work through the night after a long school week, but the connections I made paid off. When I graduated, I approached our VP of marketing at the time and explained what exactly I wanted to do and what I had to offer, and he agreed to let me help him. It was a risky move, but he took me under his wing, and I grew from there.”

Are there any new brands you’re excited about this year?

“That’s so tough because there are so many, so I’m going to speak selfishly here and stick to my current wish list. I’m excited for what Daisy has in store for this year; they’re amazing people, and I love every single piece they make. I’m also loving Poms for sunglasses. I just got a pair from its new season and could not have started wearing them any faster (couldn’t even wait til the snow melted). I think they have big things coming! I’ve also had my eye on Solarium Swim and definitely plan to get a suit before it’s warmer out; the tricky part will be choosing just one.”

Has working at Opening Ceremony changed or affected your style at all? If so, how?

“For sure—being surrounded by beautiful clothes all day definitely has an effect on you! Besides being pushed to look my best every day, I’ve also really developed an appreciation for new brands. OC is all about discovery, so while I still love Dior, it’s always exciting to pick up some pieces from a fresh brand in its first or second season.”

Speaking of style, can you describe your personal style to us?

“A cross between Charlotte York and Fran Drescher in The Nanny. Fran was a little more risk-taking, and I love that. She had Dior slips, sequin maxi dresses, vinyl Courrèges two-piece sets, heart-shaped wristlets, you name it. I feel like we could’ve shared wardrobes in another life.”

What are some of your favorite Instagram accounts to follow for fashion inspiration?

“Nothing inspires me than the ’90s supermodels and the shows and editorials that featured them. That said, some of my favorite accounts to follow are @naomicampbellonline, @thatbagisfake, and @virgomood.”

What’s one piece of advice you can give to our readers on really owning and developing their personal style?

“Avoid fast fashion and challenge yourself! Try finding small brands that make pieces you love, and if that’s out of your price range, go thrifting! I grew up in Miami, and on the weekends in high school, my mom would drive me to all of my favorite thrift stores—Goodwill, Savers, I did it all. I think the hunt and challenge made me pay more attention to details like fabrics, labels, fits. Not hating on high-street brands at all, but the joy of discovering the perfect piece for yourself after hours of searching will make you realize what you really love. This will also help you not fall for trends so easily. Did you really like that piece, or did you just buy it because it was $17.99 at H&M? You’re welcome!”

Do you have a go-to outfit formula?

“On a day to day, I don’t like to spend too much time getting ready, so a two-piece set is my go-to for looking like I put thought into my outfit (when really, it took me about two minutes to decide). I also have pieces that help me feel put together no matter what. For me, it’s about a pair vintage Guess jeans that fit like a glove, the right shoe, and a great bag.”

What’s one thing you’ve bought recently that you’re still freaking out over?

“The perfect vintage Versace dress! It’s mini, tweed, and about as close as I’ll ever get to looking like Claudia Schiffer during the Gianni era.”

Which spring 2018 trends are you looking forward to wearing most?

“I think the cowboy trend is something we’re going to see a lot more of in spring 2018, and I’m all for it. I have a pair of red boots with Western harness detailing that are crying to be worn. Also, bring on the pastels. I love wearing bright happy colors to pick up my mood, especially when it’s still 20 degrees out. Of course, the monogram trend isn’t going anywhere either, and luckily I’ve been collecting monogrammed pieces for years now (my bank account is thanking me for once!).”

We hope you enjoyed this interview as much as we did.

What are your thoughts on Michelle? Let us know in the comments below!

Xx, B

Winter Options For That Fabulous Bodysuit

First off we must say we can not believe it is December 1st already! Where did this year go? Besides December,

We have been thinking a lot about bodysuits lately, I know weird right? This is just a how a fashionista’s brain works. However, the amazing one piece has gone to such great heights in the summertime, especially with some high-waisted shorts! However, what about the winter? And yes, we are talking about our California winter. So, maybe a few extra layers if you are on the east coast. We’ve found that bodysuits are the answer to our sartorial prayers. Not only do they stay in place when tucked into high-waisted pants and skirts, but they’re also thin enough that they don’t add any unnecessary bulk. Under pretty blouses, the extra layer will keep you oh so warm and extend the life of your favorite summery tops. We wanted to share with you, 13 ways to keep that bodysuit fresh on deck in your closet.

Give new life to your summery tops by layering a long sleeve-bodysuit underneath.

Fashion girls are all pairing their band tees with long sleeve-tops for winter.

Dress up your favorite jeans with a pretty lace bodysuit.

With a pencil skirt, this piece is super flattering.

A ribbed bodysuit is an ideal piece to tuck into high-waisted pants—it doesn’t budge.

Or this button-down option bodysuit, for some extra style points.

Give us all the mesh in the world, please! Loose-fitting trousers balance out a see-through bodysuit.

Swap out an average turtleneck for a turtleneck bodysuit, and never fuss with keeping it tucked in again.

Copy and paste this look for all your holiday party festivities.

An off-the-shoulder piece looks fun with jeans and heels.

Your next going-out outfit need a sheer piece.

Fashion girls are inspiring us to keep wearing our breezy summer tops all through the winter by layering them over a turtleneck bodysuit.

Turtlenecks again—under blouses and button-downs, they bring new life into our wardrobes (and add an extra layer of warmth).

Hope you enjoy these style options for that banging bodysuit!

Let us know some of your favorite pair up’s with that heavenly one piece in the comments below!

Xx, B

VICTORIAS SECRET x BALMAIN

We are still grinning huge smiles over this amazing collaboration. We could not wait to share it with you guys, can you believe it? What a dream come true. Victoria’s Secret x Balmain are here with some absolutely amazing designs.

It’s a match made in top-model heaven. Balmain and Victoria’s Secret have teamed up for a collaboration that unsurprisingly marries the glamour that both brands are known for. Designer and Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing, has created an It-girl cult around the lauded house, with fans ranging from Kendall Jenner to Joan Smalls models who, as it happens, have also become icons on the Victoria’s Secret runways over years past.

This marks the first time Victoria’s Secret has worked with another brand to create an exclusive collaboration to be sold in stores. A number of styles will also be incorporated into the VS Fashion Show in Shanghai later this month. From crystal-encrused bras to underwear with fishnet details, the collection marries Balmain’s rockstar DNA with the flash we’ve come to expect from VS’s buzzy fashion shows.

Below, we’re sharing a sneak peek at the collection, which you can shop after the show airs on November 28.

What do you guys think of the selection?

We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Xx, B

ERDEM x H&M

How’s your week going? Our is great, Friday is just around the corner and not to mention official images from the H&M and Erdem Collaboration are finally here and we had to show you guys what this collaboration is all about. This collaboration was first announced back in July 2017, London-Based designer Erdem Moralioglu brings his romantic silhouettes and beautiful prints to the fast-fashion retailer on November 2, 2017.

The collection includes both men’s, and women’s clothing as well as some amazing accessories. Erdem is officially the latest brand to team up with H&M. This London-based designer Erdem Moralıoğlu is bringing his romantic aesthetic to the fast-fashion retailer with new women’s apparel and his first-ever menswear collection. The capsule will “reinterpret the design themes from some of his most celebrated collections,” according to a press release.

“I am so happy to collaborate with H&M, and to explore my work on a whole new scale, including a menswear collection which I have never done before. It’s also such a thrill to work with Baz Luhrmann, one of the most important storytellers of our time,” the designer said in a release. Erdem is the newest addition to the slew of brands tapped by H&M, following Kenzo in 2016, Balmain in 2015, and Alexander Wang in 2014. The collaborations for this project aren’t only fashion-based. H&M also poached renowned filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby) to direct the campaign. The brand has plucked similar talent in the past last year’s ads were photographed by Jean-Paul Goude.

“For me, fashion is always about more than just clothing, it is a form of expression – a standalone art form,” Luhrmann said in a statement. Erdem x H&M will be premiere on November 2 at select H&M stores and online at hm.com.

We had to show you guys what this amazing collection is all about!

What do you think? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Xx, B

 

 

Claudia Schiffer’s Stunning Debute

If you’re searching for a pair of investment shoes for fall, where better to look than a supermodel’s new collaboration with an iconic Italian brand? Claudia Schiffer has debuted a new collection of shoes designed with Aquazzura, and as you can imagine, the results are insanely stylish.

Our favorite shoes from the collaboration are the Cloudy Star Flats ($850), which are as pretty as it gets when it comes to flats. Thanks to the luxurious satin material, punchy blue color, and delicate embroidery, the flats are beyond beautiful—naturally, they immediately took the number one spot on our dream wish list for fall. Take a look!

 

What’s on your favorite fall wish list this season?

Let us know in the comments below!

Xx, B

The Most Diverse Runway In History

Plus-size and transgender models on the runway has so far been limited to a model or two per show. That’s not to denigrate those models and designers who promote body positivity; rather, it only confirms that, despite the progress made, there’s still room for improvement. We know improvement is on the way, however we were pleasantly surprised when we sat down for NY Fashion Week to see this improvement first hand.

At swim and activewear brand Chromat, the clothes tell a story as much as the models who wear them. We wanted you guys to take the opening look at the New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 runway on Friday night: a blue-black cropped bathing suit top replete with trendy underboob, a Lara Croft Tomb Raider-esque harness, and G-string. It would have been show-defining on its own, but designer Becca McCharen-Tran didn’t cast a straight-size cisgender (non-transsexual) woman, as is the norm in fashion, to open her show. She cast transgender model and activist Leyna Bloom.Plus-size models may be underrepresented relative to the plus-size market, but so too are trans models. Last season, trans models represented 0.17 percent of all model castings, with only 12 appearances, according to the Fashion Spot’s runway-diversity report, making transgender people the least-represented group in fashion.

For Spring 2017, transgender models constituted 0.11 percent of all runway castings in other words, 10 appearances. That’s a slight increase from the Fall 2016 season, which saw eight transgender model castings in total and double the prior season, which saw five. Eight of the 10 sightings took place in New York and four of those occurred at Chromat, where designer Becca McCharen-Tran enlisted Carmen Carrera, Leyna Bloom, Maya Monès and Aurel Haize Odogbo to showcase her architectural pieces (and, in so doing, make the case against tokenism). Ines Rau represented at Hood By Air, known ally of the transgender community. That same day, designer Rio Uribe featured Monès, Torraine Futurum and Farideh Arbanian in his club kid-geared Spring 2017 presentation. “I imagined a man borrowing his girlfriend’s lingerie or wives borrowing their husbands’ shirts and vice versa, with all of it standing for what Gypsy Sport is about: mixing genders, mixing roles, mixing identities,” Uribe told WWD.

Across the pond, Greta La Medica walked for Fausto Puglisi; she was the only transgender model hired in the city for the entire week. Ditto for Lea Tisci, who represented the transgender community in Paris at her namesake’s latest Givenchy showing.

Also making an appearance on the Chromat runway: Jordyn Woods, a Wilhelmina-signed plus-size model popping up all over New York Fashion Week, first made famous for being Kylie Jenner’s best friend (the audience burst into applause when she appeared); older models, thicker and thinner; and racially representative women with natural hair and natural bodies. Stateside, the body-positive movement is gaining unprecedented momentum. The fact that New York’s Spring 2017 runways featured the most plus-size model appearances in recent history is, in a way, a quantification of this progress. Refreshingly, plus models graced high fashion runways and names other than Ashley Graham appeared on programs. Christian Siriano cast five of the top curvy models — Marquita Pring, Alessandra Garcia Lorido, Precious Lee, Sabina Karlsson and Georgia Pratt — in his Capri-inspired presentation. Pring took a turn down Tome’s runway. Tracy Reese featured curvy model and activist Desseaux along with curvy non-models, like Kristi Henderson. Karlsson, Denise Bidot, Diana Veras, Iskra Lawrence and Victoria Gomez strolled Chromat’s ever-diverse catwalk.

That said, body diversity continues to lag far behind racial diversity. Of the 2,973 model appearances in New York, plus-size models accounted for 16 spots, which translates to a lowly 0.54 percent. Widen your scope to all of Fashion Month and that number shrinks to 0.18 percent. (Nowhere in Europe did a plus-size model grace the runway.)

Season for season, it seems the only constant is that curvy models account for less than 1 percent of the runway. For Fall 2016, there were but six (albeit less concentrated) plus-size castings. The prior season (Spring 2016) saw 14 plus-size model appearances — all of which came out of Addition Elle and Chromat in New York.

As for the clothes: There were metallic and denim, structural bodices, and reworked corsets suspiciously similar to Instagram-beloved Orseund Iris corsets. Oh, and there were anti-chafe thigh bands, both on the runway and included in guests’ gift bags. And so by the show’s end, Chromat inspired cheers and applause and praise from an exuberant audience; if only it could inspire that within fashion, with a capital F.

What were your thoughts about diversity in the Spring 2017 New York Fashion Runway?

Let us here you in the comments below.

Xx, B

Affordable and Fashionable

We all have that select group of fashion bloggers that we are unhealthily obsessed with, and we hope we are one of yours. But we must say here at Find Fashion, we too have our must-follow group of fashion bloggers as well, but no matter how much we love them, those head-to-toe Dior looks just aren’t in an average person’s price range. So, that being said, we have some great news for you! There are hundreds of budget-friendly fashion bloggers out there who shop at retailers just like you.

We’re talking Zara, H&M, Pixie Market, and all the other brands you might think bloggers were “too cool” to wear, but actually aren’t. Here, we’ve rounded up six of our go-tos for the best affordable fashion finds. If you aren’t already following the ladies ahead, we suggest you click that blue button ASAP.

@COURTNEERUTHIE

Courtnee is a great blogger to follow as she constantly surprises her followers with unique fast-fashion and vintage finds. Her styling hybrid of the two is even more impressive that her awesome finds.

On Courtnee: Mango Metal Pendants Earrings ($16), Medium Wash Denim Shorts ($16), Zara Flat Satin Lace-Up Sandals (16).

@COLLAGEVINTAGE

Sara represents designer brands along with the many, many fashion and style bloggers we all love so much, and therefore we can rest assured that her more affordable finds are top notch picks. One of our favorite blogger pics is above and was snapped right in front of Brandy Melville, one of our fav affordable spots.

On Sara: Brandy Melville Porter Glitter Top ($18), Swatch Skinmesh ($125), Maria Pascual Necklace, and Max & Co. Trousers and Bag.

@THEFASHIONAMBITIONIST

Marissa is queen of shocking her loyal followers with incredible finds from budget-friendly brands that might otherwise slip your mind, including Aldo, ASOS, and Zara. Her New York approved outfits combinations will have you thinking she’s wearing head-to-two designer.

On Marissa: Topshop Moto Gingham Pinafore Dress ($75), Tiffany & Co. Bracelets, Sam Edelman Lynda Bow Espadrille Mule ($60).

@ANDIGETDRESSED

Kellie is one of our favorite friendly fashion bloggers, she supports Who What Wear Collections, which is on of our favorite spots for fashion news and updates. We love her style because she constantly proves that anyone can rock any trend at any budget. In other words, women around the world can relate to her on all levels, and that is one of our main focuses here at Find Fashion.

On Kellie: Who What Wear Plus Size Layered Ruffled Blouse ($30), ASOS Skirt, Long Tall Sally Kendall Leather Mule ($118).

@DOUBLE3XPOSURE

Reese isn’t only underground with her sassy attitude, she is also underground with her style. Reese offers her followers under-the-radar brands that are more often that not, super affordable. From her favorite vintage spots to her unique take on brands such as Pixie Market and Reformation, she is definitely one fashion blogger to keep on your push notification list.

On Reese: Reformation Playa Dress ($198), Cult Gaia Mother of Pearl Acrylic Ark ($298).

@TAYLRANNE

Taylr is one of those downright cool people who you follow on Instagram and want to be friends with. The fact that she modernizes brands like Club Monaco and Pixie Market make us love her even more. Her style isn’t only spectacular but also affordable.

On Taylr: Leight Wilson Sunglasses ($365), Club Monaco Elisabet Top ($70), Bembien Marfa Bag ($195), By Far Shoes Dennitsa Black ($297).

We hope you add these fashionista’s to your go-to list of favorite bloggers along with us of course. What are your favorite fashion bloggers? We would love to hear what your go-to list in the comments below.

Xx, B

 

Frankies Bikini’s Debute at Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week is the biggest swimwear fashion event in the world. This huge event just took place last week in Miami, with many designers waiting to show their new swimwear pieces. The event started on Thursday, July 20th and it went until Wednesday. Miami Swim Week brings together the biggest and the most popular brands as well as not so popular ones, hoping to make a huge statement. “Swim Week is the biggest platform for the swimwear industry in the U.S. It could be a chance to find the hottest new brand, or the chance to find a new distributor, a new contact, a press opportunity — it can be anything,” – says Cece Feinberg. She is the owner of the PR agency Cece Feinberg, that has been a part of the Miami Swim Week since 2004.

Over the weekend, Frankies Bikinis debuted their 2018 Resort Collection at SWIMMIAMI. In Florida, the showcase displayed various California-inspired, sultry swimwear on Saturday, July 22.

The collection, Golden State of Mind, included various colors, textures, and prints influenced from the West Coast. The color palette included hues of the ocean and sunsets with soft pinks and dark blues. The swimwear varied from one pieces and bikinis with ultra-flattering fabrics and various, edgy cuts. The show included models such as Josie Canseco, Ashley Moore, Kyra Santoro, Sofia Jamora and more to further encompass a sun-kissed, California essence. The overall collection was created by designer Francesa Aiello for an overall sporty, but feminine aesthetic.

“Like everything else in the world, I’m evolving,” said Aiello. “I’d like to think that my designs for this collection are who I am as a 22 year old woman–different, new and more mature than my last. It’s an elevated aesthetic for the Frankies Girl–effortless, edgy and universally fitting.”

Frankies Bikinis continues to show at Miami Swim Week with new designs, inspiration, and creative style.The stage was set-up with an ethereal vibe, including a bed in order to create a “slumber party” environment. The models were also in custom silk robes backstage in order to further support this theme. With the newest collection, Frankies Bikinis shows its growth as a brand since its establishment in 2012. Created out of necessity for the “perfect bikini” by Aiello, the designer moved forward to high-profile shows including Miami Swim Week in 2014. Since then, the young designer has continued to participate in the fashion case as the youngest to have ever shown at swim week.

Now with a full e-commerce site running, the brand continues to build. After the release of the brand’s 2018 Resort collection, the premium swimwear will be through the brand’s website: frankiesbikinis.com. Prices range approximately from 75 to 225 dollars, according to the site.

What was your favorite designer from swim week?

Let us know in the comments below V

Xx, B

THE CFDA AWARDS

The CFDA Awards are arguably the biggest night in the fashion world. They rival events like the Met Gala and its counterpart across the pond, the British Awards, but tonight’s event certainly holds a special place for anyone who respects the work of so many domestic and international designers who’ve been honored over the past 30-plus years. All this is to say, naturally, the red carpet is impressive. Of course, since the event is so huge, and so stylish. We’ve narrowed down our favorite looks that lit up the Hammerstein Ballroom tonight. Trust us: These are the looks everyone will be talking about in the morning (probably until next year’s awards, too).

DIANA KRUGER

Wearing: Monse Dress

EVA CHEN

Wearing: Versace Summer Collection 

ELSA HOSK

Wearing: Philopsphy dress and Valentino shoes.

Not only did we want to share our favorite looks of the night, we also wanted to share the winners of the night. And while it might technically seem impossible to compare Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, and Joseph Altuzarra, a few designers did come out on top this evening—in fact, one designer more so than anyone else. See the complete list of winners below.

Womenswear Designer of the Year

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Menswear Designer of the Year

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Accessory Designer of the Year

  • Stuart Vevers for Coach

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent

  • Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse

Swarovski Award for Positive Change Recipient

  • Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

  • Rick Owens

Founder’s Award Recipient

  • Pat McGrath

International Award Recipient

  • Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga

Board of Directors’ Tribute Recipients

  • Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe

Fashion Icon Award Recipient

  • Franca Sozzani

Receiving an honor from the Council of Fashion Designers of America is one of the highest recognition’s that someone within the fashion industry can claim. But choosing one per category for the 2017 awards had to have been a very, very difficult decision. Last month the CFDA announced its official list of nominated artists, filled with both industry vets like Marc Jacobs and newcomers but only to the United States such as Raf Simons, for his short but highly impressive work at Calvin Klein. Also among the nominations are the potential recipients of the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent that celebrates so many of the talented labels we can’t stop talking about, including Off-White, Monse, and Brock Collection.

Of course, along with the annual awards, the CFDA will also honor many of the women and men who make positive change and set the bar high for what they do. This year specially, three individuals will be recognized for their work in the Women’s March, each having used her voice and talents in a different way: Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe. And in the most bittersweet moment tonight, the CFDA announced that Franca Sozzani, the late editor in chief of Vogue Italia who passed away in December, will posthumously receive the Fashion Icon Award.

Below is a list of the 2017 CFDA Aware Nominees and Honorees.

Womenswear Designer of the Year Nominees

  • Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra
  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
  • Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year Nominees

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
  • Robert Geller
  • Thom Browne
  • Tim Coppens
  • Todd Snyder

Accessory Designer of the Year Nominees

  • Stuart Vevers for Coach
  • Irene Neuwirth
  • Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel
  • Paul Andrew
  • Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent Nominees

  • Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock for Brock Collection
  • Gabriela Hearst
  • Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse
  • Virgil Abloh for Off-White
  • Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Swarovski Award for Positive Change Recipient

  • Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

  • Rick Owens

Founder’s Award Recipient

  • Pat McGrath

International Award Recipient

  • Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga

Board of Directors’ Tribute Recipients

  • Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe

Fashion Icon Award Recipient

  • Franca Sozzani

We hope you enjoyed the CDFA Awards as much as we do! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Xx,B