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Editorialist Toasts Its Collaboration With the CFDA


Stefania Allen, Steven Kolb, Kate Davidson Hudson

It was a fashion feast among friends last night at The High Line Hotel, where the CFDA and Editorialist celebrated their collaborative Accessories Spotlight campaign. “Accessories and jewelry aren’t often promoted,” offered the CFDA’s Steven Kolb, explaining the impetus for the ongoing series. “Most of the designers featured, this is their craft and their art,” said Kolb, who decided to show his personal support by donning a pair of Illesteva frames.

Once a month, Editorialist—the fashion magazine meets online retailer created by former Elle editors Stefania Allen and Kate Davidson Hudson—casts the spotlight on a new CFDA accessories designer. Showcased talents, like this month’s Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost, receive a dedicated gallery on Editorialist, where their confections are displayed. Furthermore, special content gives greater insight into the brands’ aesthetics, inspirations, and histories.

The camaraderie was certainly passed around the long dining table as editors, designers, and models sipped champagne and dined on ginger-crusted tilapia under the high-vaulted ceiling of the gothic, turn-of-the-century hotel. “It’s OK, we know each other!” said one editor as she boldly stabbed her fork into her neighbor’s fish.

So what did Illesteva’s Daniel Silberman think of Kolb’s eyewear choice? “I think Steven rotates between a few other designers’ pairs,” said Silberman. “But no one gets mad. Here, we’re all friends.”

Photo: David X Prutting/ 

The CFDA’s New Members Revealed


Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis at the 2013 CFDA Awards

The CFDA just got a little—well, actually, significantly—bigger. Today, the Council of Fashion Designers of America named 32 new members, including Suno’s Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis (above), who won the 2013 Swarovski Award for Womenswear, Jennifer Meyer, Todd Snyder, Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters, Lulu Frost’s Lisa Salzer, Illesteva’s Daniel Silberman and Justin Salguero, and more. “Acceptance into the CFDA family is validation of a designer’s talent and it is an opportunity to access the many offerings and programs provided by the organization,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb told WWD. The council, which hosted its 2013 awards bash last week, is now up to a whopping 454 members.

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On Our Radar: Dasha Zhukova for Illesteva


“It’s always fun to work with friends,” said Illesteva’s Daniel Silberman and Jus Ske. The CFDA-nominated designers’ affinity for creative camaraderie has led them to team up with magazine maven, purveyor of cool, and new mother Dasha Zhukova for a second round of collaborative, limited-edition sunglasses. “I’ve been a fan of what Jus Ske and Daniel are doing with Illesteva for a long time now,” said the Garage editor. “To be able to creatively collaborate with them on a project has been an amazing experience.” Priced at $300, the acetate shades—handcrafted en France—come in baby pink or sky blue and are available now at The Webster, Colette, and on Illesteva’s Web site.

Photo: Courtesy of Illesteva

Claire’s Here


Eyewear label Illesteva has garnered a strong following of devoted fans (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Alexa Chung among them) of its handmade, unisex frames since the New York-based label launched in 2009. Recently, the duo behind the sunnies, Daniel Silberman and Jus Ske, decided to make something especially for their lady clientele—introducing Illesteva’s first-ever female-specific frames. To kick things off, they focused on the cat-eye frame, available in four colorways, including tortoise and cream. “They fit in great with the Spring collection, and we always wanted to add a cat-eye frame; it just took a few seasons to design the right one,” the designers tell We have the first look at the Claire ($220), above. The full range is now available on

Photo: Courtesy of Illesteva

Illesteva’s Postcard From Moscow


Daniel Silberman and Jus Ske, the duo behind Illesteva eyewear, moonlight as DJs and dudes-about-town. They recently hit Moscow to spin at a summer party for former Pop editrix and current gallery doyenne Dasha Zhukova and check out her Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. Below, the duo sends back a few snaps from their travels.

We arrived in Moscow on Sunday afternoon. After checking in at our hotel, we went to say hello to our friends at Moscow’s leading boutique, Le Form, which introduced Russia to brands such as Margiela, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, and many more. We also checked out the new James Turrell exhibition at Dasha’s Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. It’s a truly amazing show and a must-see if you’re in Moscow. The entire art scene is really booming in the city right now. Later, our driver took us to Strelka on the river, which is Moscow’s best restaurant to watch the sunset—which, during the summer, happens at around 11 p.m. Our friends Anja, Anna, and Natalia were all in town for a shoot, so they joined us for dinner and drinks.

The next day, Jus Ske deejayed Dasha’s party at an estate in the suburbs of Moscow. She got what felt like the whole of Moscow there—including Olya Thompson, Vika Gazinskaya, Sanam Salek, Hunter Soik, and Natasha Goldenberg. The party went until 4 a.m.—and after that, why bother going to sleep? We went instead with our friends Hunter and Karolina to watch the sun rise in the Red Square.

The James Turrell exhibition at the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture.

Dasha Zhukova, Olya Thompson, and Vika Gazinskaya in Moscow.

The Kremlin by night.

Photos: Jus Ske and Daniel Silberman