Congratulations to the CFDA Class of 2011!

August 2, 2011 • Designers, Fashion, Fashion Blog, Industry

Diane von Furstenberg, President of the CFDA

This has been a big, big year for the Council of Fashion Designers of America, as much in quantity as in quality. This week, the Council board ratified 33 new members, the largest number of incoming designers since the organization’s inception in 1962. So read these names, carefully, dear readers—they are very literally, the future of the fashion world:

Charlotte Ronson; Prabal Gurung; Eddie Borgo; Ohne Titel’s Alexa Adams and Flora Gill; Gregory Parkinson; Jen Kao; Ruffian’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais; Blake Mycoskie of Toms Shoes; Theory’s Olivier Theyskens; United Bamboo’s Thuy Pham and Miho Aoki; Fred Allard of Nine West; Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet; Tess Giberson; Haute Hippie’s Trish Westcoat Pound; Rubin & Chapelle’s Sonja Rubin and Kip Chapelle; Ippolita Rostagno of Ippolita; Mara Hoffman; Gryson’s Joy Gryson; Tucker’s Gaby Basora; Christian Cota; Shaun Kearney of Cynthia Steffe; A.L.C.’s Andrea Lieberman; Scott Hahn and Rogan Gregory of Rogan/Loomstate; Luis Fernandez of Number:Lab; Melissa Joy Manning; Dana Lorenz of Fenton/Fallon; Barton Perreira’s Patty Perreira, and Derrick Miller of Barker Black Ltd.

The group brings the number of CFDA members to a whopping 406. Imagine just standing in the same room with all of them! And it will happen this fall, as fashion matriarch Donna Karan will officially welcome the members to the neighborhood by throwing a big bash. And despite the staggering numbers, chief executive officer of the CFDA, Steven Kolb, assures there’s a place in the organization for each and every one. “Each new member is uniquely talented and collectively they add strength to the ever growing influence of the CFDA and American fashion.”


-Alia Rajput

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