2015 CFDA Awards Nominees
The nominees for the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards have been announced! For Womenswear Designer of the Year, the nominees are Joseph Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler and The Row. In the Menswear Designer of the Year category, the candidates are Public School, Rag & Bone, Thom Browne, Tim Coppens and Tom Ford. Alexander Wang, Irene Neuwirth, Proenza Schouler, The Row and Tabitha Simmons will compete for Accessory Designer of the Year.
For the Swarovski Awards for emerging talent, Public School, Rosie Assoulin, Ryan Roche, Hood by Air, Orley and Ariel, Ovadia & Sons, Paul Andrew, Eva Fehren and Mansur Gavriel will be competing. The three winners will receive additional financial support from Swarovski. Betsey Johnson is set to receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award and the Media Award will (of course) go to Instagram. Mickey Drexler has won the Founder’s Award and Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli will take home the International Award. The awards ceremony will take place June 1st at Alice Tully Hall.
Chanel to Synchronize Prices
Chanel has announced plans to align the brand’s international pricing. Effective April 8th, the French fashion house will harmonize prices for three bags- the Boy, 2.55 and 11.12. This will cause the prices to increase in Europe and drop in Asia. The goal is for global prices to never fluctuate more than 10 percent above or 10 percent below the euro benchmark. Other prices will be synchronized starting with the 2015-16 Cruise.
Swarovski Debuting Fine Jewelry
Swarovski is having a big year- the company turns 120 and is entering into fine jewelry. The debut collection is inspired by nature and will be available for purchase in June. Swarovski will replace its famous crystals with diamonds and gemstones. The line will feature 60 pieces in sterling silver, 14-karat gold and 14-karat rose gold. Pieces will be available at Swarovski boutiques June 1st, with jewelry stores following soon after.
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