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Altuzarra Wins The U.S. Woolmark Prize

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Joseph Altuzarra and his winning look for Woolmark“So, who do you think’s in the lead?” said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb to Joseph Altuzarra—patting him on the back—before taking the stage to announce the International Woolmark Prize’s stateside winner at New York’s Industria Superstudio last night. Kolb’s pre-reveal grin was a tell, as he later disclosed that the panel of judges, which included Kolb, Alexander Wang, Stefano Tonchi, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Colleen Sherin, and others, had selected Altuzarra as the 2013 victor. “I’m really stunned and very, very, very happy,” Altuzarra told Style.com while clasping his trophy. And why wouldn’t he be? In addition to winning $100,000 (the designer plans to put it toward his Pre-Fall collection), Altuzarra will continue on to represent the U.S. in the international competition, which, set to culminate during Milan Fashion Week in February, affords him the chance to double his money and earn new stockists. “Now I’m really going to fight for the U.S.!” he said before turning to chat with a line of journalists. Continue Reading “Altuzarra Wins The U.S. Woolmark Prize” »

Sibling Scores Woolmark’s European Prize

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A look from Sibling's Spring '14 Menswear collectionProps to Sibling‘s Joe Bates, Sid Bryan, and Cozette McCreery, who, WWD reports, have won the European leg of the International Woolmark Prize. Selected by a panel of judges that included Angela Missoni, Godfrey Deeny, Susanne Botschen, Franca Sozzani, and Style.com’s Tim Blanks, Sibling will take home $46,108 and will now compete for the overall prize. For the next six months, the London-based trio, who launched their quirky, colorful range back in 2008, will work on a merino-wool-centric capsule, which will be judged alongside those of other international finalists.

And don’t think Woolmark has forgotten about the good ol’ U.S. of A. The U.S.-based competitor will be announced on July 9 (finalists include Altuzarra, Creatures of the Wind, Wes Gordon, Whit, Bibhu Mohapatra, Daniel Vosovic, Ohne Titel, Timo Weiland, Tucker, and Giulietta), and the international honoree—set to be revealed early next year—will receive $92,210 and the chance to be sold in retailers like Harvey Nichols, Saks Fifth Avenue, Joyce, and 10 Corso Como.

Photos: Yannis Vlamos/InDigital/GoRunway

Designer Diary: Daniel Vosovic’s Postcard from Istanbul

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As a member of the CFDA’s Fashion Incubator program, Daniel Vosovic was sent on an inspiration trip to Istanbul. Here, he shares the details of his Turkish getaway with Style.com.

After presenting my Fall 2013 collection in New York in February, I took a break from my design studio and headed off to Istanbul to discover all of Turkey’s delights (and, hopefully, to find inspiration for Spring 2014). Having never been to Istanbul, I had no idea what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was joined by my boyfriend Kieran, the CFDA’s Johanna Stout and her boyfriend Stewart, and CR Fashion Book online editor (and Style.com alum) Kristin Tice Studeman. With the W Istanbul Hotel as our base camp, we began each day savoring the country’s specialties, like dates and Turkish coffee. Afterward, we would explore the city’s breathtaking landmarks, like the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, and admire the unmatched talents of local artisans. What I treasured most, however, were the little moments spent with local shop owners, who taught me about the making of a Turkish rug, or wandering on to one of the hundreds of crooked side streets in search of an adventure.

A lesson for Istanbul: Always look up. Some of the most incredible artwork is on the ceiling.

Searching for Turkish delights—tea and more—at the bustling Spice Market. Continue Reading “Designer Diary: Daniel Vosovic’s Postcard from Istanbul” »

The International Woolmark Prize’s U.S. Finalists Revealed

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The International Woolmark Prize is a pretty prestigious honor—the American winner, who will be chosen at an event in New York on July 9, will take home a cool $100,000 and go on to compete for another $100,000 at the international event in Milan next February. This year’s U.S. nominees were announced today, and as far as we can see, they’ve each got some stiff competition. Creatures of the Wind (above, center), Altuzarra (above, left), Giulietta, Wes Gordon, WHIT, Timo Weiland, Bibhu Mohapatra (above, right), Ohne Titel, Daniel Vosovic, and Tucker by Gaby Basora are all up for the prize. Last year, Sophie Theallet earned the U.S. award, but Christian Wijnants took home the international honor.

Photos: GoRunway

The CFDA Incubator, Now In Session

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The second round of CFDA Incubator designers found out they had made the cut back in August, and ever since, they have had months to mull over dreams of how their careers might change, à la round one designers Prabal Gurung or Waris Ahluwalia, after their time in the program. At last, they (the group includes Ari Dein, Daniel Vosovic, Doug and Ben Burkman of Burkman Bros, Christian Cota, Emanuela Duca, Luis Fernandez of Number:Lab, Reece Solomon of Reece Hudson, Ricky Hendry of Isaora, Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein of Timo Weiland, and Whitney Pozgay of Whit) have moved into the communal space on West 38th Street and yesterday, they opened their doors and invited editors and buyers to come get a first look at their new digs.

Many of them of are still in awe of their upgraded spaces (which they admitted to staying up late the night before readying for Thursday’s open house). “It’s so nice to have a real studio now; we were working out of my apartment before,” handbag designer Reece Solomon, of Reece Hudson, told Style.com. While they all added their own touches to their new spaces (the paint on the walls might actually still be drying as you read this), the designers were hoping at least one thing remains from the inaugural class: “I am in Prabal’s old studio, which he comes to visit a lot because his new space is upstairs, and I’m hoping he left some magic dust in here,” Fernandez admitted. “Fingers crossed.”

It already sounds like Gurung and the previous class just might have left some good luck in the halls of the Incubator—several designers said that having the CFDA Incubator attached to their name has resulted in a host of interested new buyers who wouldn’t previously have looked at their work. Womenswear designer Daniel Vosovic (pictured) happily reported he has a new A-list client or two (whose names we can’t announce) pulling his pieces for big premieres. But it’s not all work and no play in the Incubator. “It feels like summer camp!” said Vosovic. “There has been talk of having a party in here, I think Ari [Dein] has been suggesting a pajama party one night. How fun would that be?” asked Fernandez. Rest assured, it would be a chic one.

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