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Meet the Nominees with Swarovski

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The CFDA Fashion Awards are set for June 3 (tune in the following morning to watch the exclusive broadcast here, on Style.com), and to introduce the designers nominated for the 2013 Swarovski Awards, the crystal house has created a trio of films. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been debuting the shorts. Today, we release the third and final film, which introduces the nominees for Swarovski’s Award for Womenswear. Get better acquainted with Creatures of the Wind‘s Shane Gabier and Chris Peters, Cushnie et Ochs‘ Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, and Suno‘s Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis, above.

Ladies who Lunch

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“I’m literally here for a few hours,” said shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood, who flew to New York from London for a luncheon at Bergdorf Goodman yesterday. The occasion? The arrival of his new Spring collection, which, featuring pearl-soled pumps and swirling metallic sandals, was on display in the center of the department store’s famed shoe floor. “It’s nice to meet the customers and have lunch with some New York ladies,” laughed Kirkwood, who revealed that he’s opening a new store in the Wynn Las Vegas this June and hopes to launch handbags in the next year.

Indeed, he attracted quite a set of ladies—from New York and elsewhere. The likes of Shala Monroque, Suno’s Erin Beatty, Hannah Bronfman, and Julie Gilhart joined hosts Cecilia Dean and Leslie Fremar to fete Kirkwood. A five-months-pregnant Margherita Missoni took a break from renovating her and her husband’s New York pad to dine with the designer. “I have a harder time wearing very, very high heels now,” conceded Missoni, who’s working on a book to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of her family’s house. “I’m loving wedges, so I bought three pairs to wear over the summer. And I’m so over platforms.” If the Spring trend reports are any indication, she’s not alone. “I’ve been trying to do single soles since 2009,” said Kirkwood. “I would have been happy if they went out, like, two years ago.”

Valerie Steele, who included Kirkwood’s shoes in FIT’s Shoe Obsession exhibition and lauded him as one of the “emerging superstars of shoe design,” was skeptical. “There are a lot of people who have practiced very hard to wear their platforms, and who love the extra height it gives, so I think they’re going to remain an option,” she said. “And, of course, just because it’s swinging toward single sole now doesn’t mean that in eighteen months it won’t swing back.”

Photo: BFAnyc.com/Matteo Prandoni

Shop The Look: Baroque Basics

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If Spring ’13 is any indication, extravagance need not be reserved for the evening hours. This season, designers amused themselves with some sartorial contradictions: We’ve seen jewels on sneakers, crystal brooches on T-shirts, and sequins on sweatshirts. Adorn yourself, and shop our picks from Christopher Kane, Suno, Miu Miu, and more, below.

1. House of Holland sweatshirt, $196, available at www.brownsfashion.com

2. Christopher Kane top, $1,955, available at www.matchesfashion.com

3. Suno skirt, $325, available at www.brownsfashion.com

4. Venessa Arizaga bracelet, $317, available at www.brownsfashion.com

5. Miu Miu sneakers, $595, available at www.bergdorfgoodman.com

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Photo: Courtesy Photo

The 2013 CFDA Award Nominees and Honorees

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The CFDA and Swarovski partnered to reveal the 2013 CFDA Award nominations tonight at an event hosted by CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg and Nadja Swarovski. The nominees for the June 3 event are below, and like last year, the awards will be broadcast on Style.com the day following the event. Congratulations to all the nominees and honorees—with an especial nod to our very own Tim Blanks, winner of this year’s Eugenia Sheppard Media Award. If we do say so ourselves, well deserved.


WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
Marc Jacobs
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernadez for Proenza Schouler

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Steven Cox and Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown
Michael Bastian
Thom Browne

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Alexander Wang

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Shane Gabier and Chris Peters for Creatures of the Wind
Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs for Cushnie et Ochs
Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis for Suno

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School
Tim Coppens
Todd Snyder

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Irene Neuwirth
Jennifer Meyer
Pamela Love

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Vera Wang

INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy

MEDIA AWARD
Tim Blanks of Style.com

FOUNDERS AWARD
Oscar de la Renta

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ TRIBUTE AWARD
Colleen Atwood

Behind the Scenes with Swarovski: Creatures of the Wind

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The Swarovski Collective—the crystal house’s initiative to help promising young designers and established names—was started in 1999, after Isabella Blow introduced the Swarovski family to Alexander McQueen. “We saw then the magic that resulted from putting our crystals in the hands of cutting-edge talent, how they push the creative boundaries and limits of creative craftsmanship,” says Nadja Swarovski, the initiative’s founder, who notes that collaborating with young designers has been the “cornerstone” of the project from day one. “The fashion industry is fiercely competitive, and it’s incredibly hard for young designers to fulfill their creative potential season after season,” she adds. Indeed, Swarovski has done its part—the initiative has helped over 150 talents since it launched. This season, fourteen brands—Mary Katrantzou, Creatures of the Wind, Suno, and Eudon Choi among them—have been supported by Swarovski and its stones. And to further celebrate the designers’ creative processes, Swarovski has made behind-the-scenes films that follow every label on its journey down the Fall ’13 runway. Style.com will be giving you exclusive looks at two of Swarovski’s films from each of the four fashion weeks. The series kicks off with Creatures of the Wind, above.