CFDA Program Moving to Georgia
W Hotels is taking some CFDA Incubator participants out of New York City for the first time, bringing four designers to W Atlanta-Buckhead: Daniel Vosovic, WHIT, Burkman Brothers and Emanuela Duca. The program on Wednesday includes a cocktail celebration and designer showcase for Atlanta’s fashion crowd. The W Hotel-CFDA partnership, in which W is sponsoring travel and inspirational opportunities, was announced in September. The remaining participants in the Incubator program will each get their turn heading to a W Hotel fashion event outside of New York before their participation in this year’s CFDA class is completed.
Twitter and Instagram No Longer Integrated
Two of fashion’s most popular social platforms—Instagram and Twitter—have officially parted ways, Fast Company reports. Facebook acquired Instagram back in September, and they’ve now pulled the plug on the API which allowed Instagram users to post their photos directly to their Twitter feed. Instead, Instagram has been directing users over to the Instagram web site.
Though the site’s founder, Jack Dorsey, has been busy posting his own B&W photos, this could mean that Twitter has a full range of photo filters on their way. No official word yet.
Fred Perry Teams with No Doubt
Fred Perry has teamed with No Doubt for a new collaboration. The Southern California band worked alongside the Fred Perry design team to create a collection of classic Fred Perry styles, referencing their ska and reggae roots and tapping into Fred Perry’s relationship with subculture. A slim-fit shirt, retailing for $95, is available for both men and women, and features signature tipping detail on the sleeves and collar in a reggae-inspired dark gold, red and green.
The limited-edition Fred Perry shirt will be released in early January. The punk-inspired tartan-check V-neck sweater, $170, and Fifties bomber, $250, will be available for spring. The collection is being sold on fredperry.us, with a global release in the spring.
J.W. Anderson and Simone Rocha Get Grants
London designers J.W. Anderson and Simone Rocha are among the winners of the British Fashion Council’s NewGen sponsorship to show during London Fashion Week in February. All of the sponsorships are supported by Topshop.
Anderson and Rocha are to receive money for catwalk shows while designers Christopher Raeburn; J.JS Lee; Marques’Almeida; Nasir Mazhar; Sophia Webster; Sister by Sibling; and Lucas Nascimento will receive funds to stage presentations.
- Taneisha Jordan
Sources: WWD; Fast Company