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The CFDA believes it has cracked the code of what makes a spectacular “fashion Instagram.” WWD reports today that on May 30, the CFDA will hand out a prize to one of eight nominees who are apparently expert iPhone snappers. Chosen by a panel that includes Rachel Zoe, Editorialist’s Stefania Allen and Kate Davidson Hudson, and The Coveteur’s Stephanie Mark, the competitors were listed only by their Instagram handles in the article. @dapperlou, @donalddrawbertson, @aguynamedpatrick, @paridust, @troprouge, @amy_stone, @hokaytokay, and @bessnyc4 are all in the running. Each of the nominated Instagrammers is more or less an up-and-comer, so an attempt by the CFDA to highlight new personalities might explain its choice to leave out Instagram favorites like Nicola Formichetti, Riccardo Tisci, and Mario Testino.
So what exactly makes a stellar fashion Insta? Judging by the selected accounts, food (specifically bagels and lox, macaron assortments, and cappuccinos with meticulously styled foam); selfies (bow ties, hair-covered faces, and arty backdrops are preferable); and snaps of other people’s images (inventive angles and collages are a must) count for some of the key elements. Actual fashion, interestingly enough, is not essential.
“Instagram has become the platform for visual expression in fashion because it’s quick, easy, accessible—it’s always with you. It’s enough of a category that they [the CFDA] want to take that trend and maximize it in some way,” offered Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom. In true social media style, the public will choose the winner. Voting opens today on cfda.com. The sharp-shooting champion will get to attend the June 2 awards ceremony, and will take over the CFDA’s Instagram account for the evening.
A CFDA award category for non-iPhone photography—the old fashioned form of visual expression—does not yet exist.
After a brutal winter and virtually nonexistent spring, it’s safe to say this year’s seventh-annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, set for May 31, will mark the official warm-weather revelry. Each year, New Yorkers, athletes, and celebs alike hop a ferry to Liberty State Park for their chance to wear a cotton sundress (or the menswear equivalent), swill champagne at 10 a.m., and watch Nacho Figueras conquer the field. To the uninitiated, it sounds like a scene from The Great Gatsby. Even if you don’t have a ticket (they sold out almost immediately), you can still get a taste of the experience with the event’s official T-shirt. This year, Tibi designer Amy Smilovic created a limited-edition white tee with a splash of canary yellow paint. A first look debuts exclusively here on Style.com. “After our Spring ’14 collection, the paint splatter quickly became one of our iconic prints,” Smilovic said. “A lot of editors wore the full skirts to fashion week, so we wanted to do a twist on that and re-create the print in Veuve Clicquot’s signature yellow.” The T-shirt will be available on-site the day of the match, but you can order yours online at tibi.com starting May 7. Tees cost $48 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Council of Fashion Designers of America. (Smilovic has been a member for years.)
While Smilovic admits she is far from a polo expert, she already has the perfect ensemble in mind for the big event. “My team is killing me because I keep pulling things from Spring ’15! But I just want everything to be crisp shirting material. I’ll be wearing something in poplin, like a full poplin skirt or a crop top.” A glimpse at what’s to come next season? Perhaps. For now, we’re happy sporting these easy tees—while sipping a glass (or two) of Veuve, of course.
The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic will take place on May 31 at Liberty State Park, New Jersey. Tibi for Veuve Clicquot T-shirts will be available on-site, and on tibi.com beginning May 7.