Every year, a who’s who in the world of fashion (and a celebrity or two or three) gathers in New York to acknowledge those who are truly setting the trends for the CFDA Awards. For those unfamiliar, CFDA stands for Council of Fashion Designer of America which was created as a not-for-profit to aid in the development of American fashion as a global industry. Founded in 1962 by Eleanor Lambert, her vision once a mere prediction, is now celebrated globally. OK, enough of the history lesson!
Speaking of celebrating, Monday evenings event brought out a slew of designers both nominated and supporting. Winners included front runners like Proenza Schouler, Thom Browne and Pamela Love. More importantly, what was so exciting for me to find out was that Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell, who literally could be Maxwell’s twin brother (the singer), of Public School, won for the Menswear category by Swarovski. An unlikely win, many took to their Twitter accounts to show their support. With only 140-characters to spare, the love was in the Twittersphere for these two.
Started in 2008, these boys continue to add a fresh take to the tailored look with the streets as their inspiration. Made in New York, most of their production is produced right here in the Garment District. Now a member of the CFDA with their recent win, it looks like Public School could become Ivy League. Congratulations guys!
(Picture Courtesy of Instyle)