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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.
“I started out the [100-Year] collection with this real tour de force necklace to show off a century of history within one piece,” says Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer. She is referencing the $1,925 necklace—a mash-up of materials sourced from various eras and cultures, including Czech glass, Bakelite, and Art Deco glass from the thirties—she debuted in April. Since the moment for minimalism seems to have passed, Salzer has followed suit with more of her bold baubles. On Wednesday, she launches expanded offerings from the collection, earrings ($505) and bracelets ($576), on ModaOperandi.com.
“Just like the necklace, these pieces showcase all different decades and how beautifully they can harmonize together,” Salzer says of her vintage gems, each made from at least six different antique elements, like cut steel from the Victorian era, vintage buckles from the 1890′s, and Bakelite from the sixties. Salzer spanned many decades for her latest bijoux, but for her Spring 2012 outing, the designer says she’s stuck on the sixties’ surf culture.
Instead of jostling for calendar space later in the week, jewelry designer Lisa Salzer decided to debut her new Lulu Frost line Tuesday night alongside a sculptural clothing collection from her friend Karolina Zmarlak (back in 2005, both designers won Gen Art awards in their respective categories). “We just decided to do a little showing of our work as old friends,” said Lisa of the low-key fête at the Highline attended by the likes of Irina Pantaeva and Amanda Hearst. “And it’s really the first time I’ve debuted a full new line. It’s based on a trip I took to Tulum with my boyfriend and a bunch of friends. It has an ethnic feel with bright colors.” The collection utilizes multihued hem tape, sterling and bronze African beads, and deco and Victorian baubles—the latter of which have become more available with a steady stream of recession-driven estate sales. “It’s really sad that
people are loosing their traditional heirlooms,” Salzer admitted. “But we’re also doing something to counteract this difficult time, like our new line with Urban Outfitters. You have to understand what people can afford.” The early celebration doesn’t mean Salzer—who’s done the runway jewels for DKNY, Alexander Wang, and Chris Benz in previous seasons—is done for the week. Earlier in the day she was asked to whip up something for Melissa Coker’s Wren show a few days away. “I knew something would come about tonight or tomorrow,” she said. “It’s always a last minute thing.”