Today’s Fashion Headlines: Thursday, March 14, 2013

March 14, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News


Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Nominees and Honorees Announced for 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

The 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards will be on June 3 and in preparation, the nominees and honorees have been announced. Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and Proenza Schouler are nominated for the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Womenswear Designer of the Year award. The Menswear Designer of the Year award nominees are Michael Bastian, Thom Browne and Duckie Brown, while nominees in the accessory category are Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, and Phillip Lim.

Three Swarovski Awards will be given out to designers with emerging talent. Women’s wear nominees for this award are Suno, Creatures of the Wind, and Cushnie et Ochs. For men’s wear, the nominees are Tim Coppens, Todd Snyder, and Public School. Pamela Love, Jennifer Meyer, and Irene Neuwirth are each nominated for the Swarovski award in Accessory Design.

Honorary awards will be handed out that evening as well. Vera Wang will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award and Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci was won the International Award. The Founders Award will go to Oscar de la Renta and Tim Blanks of is getting the Media Award. Costume designer Colleen Atwood will receive the Board of Directors’ Tribute Award. The awards will be broadcast on the day after they take place in Lincoln Center.

Alicia Keys Teams With Top Designers for World Tour Wardrobe

Alicia Keys’ Set the World on Fire tour kicked off last week in Seattle and she is keeping her signature sleek look on stage with help from top designers. Akris, Michael Kors, Hervé Léger and Maison Michel have all created looks for the songstress. Akris has even customized several runway looks for the tour. As Keys’ stylist Laura Jones noted, “While Albert was designing his fall ready-to-wear collection I was in the beginning phases of planning for Alicia’s tour. When we began to collaborate on her wardrobe, he found great ways to take the spirit of that collection and translate it into a series of show-worthy looks. Alicia loves fashion but she ultimately likes to keep her wardrobe uncomplicated, so we wanted to keep the silhouette clean and really focus on great fabrics and flattering shapes.”

Omega Launched an Anti-Magnetic Watch

Omega has been a pioneer in the watchmaking industry for many years. The brand introduced the first industrialized wristwatch movement in 1894, the first divers’ watch in 1932, and the first watch tested by NASA for space missions in 1965. Yesterday the company unveiled its latest innovation, the first anti-magnetic watch.

Magnetism has always been a problem for the watch industry. The force can wreak havoc on the internal components of a timepiece and the issue has been amplified in recent decades as stronger magnetic forces are used. The Seamaster Aqua Terra watch will retail for $6,500, around the same price as other timepieces from Omega.

-Claire Mykrantz

Source & Photo: WWD

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