Monse wins the Swarovski award for Emering Talent. The Council of Fashion Designers Of America Awards was held June 5th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Under the chairwoman Diane Von Furstenberg the CFDA gave out it's annual awards .In fact Seth Meyers did a great job hosting the event and a star studded red carpet attended the 16th annual awards. There were some notable presenters including the cutie pie rocker Jon Bon Jovi who honored his friend Kenneth Cole. Incidentally Cole received the Swarovski Award for Change. Furthermore along the same political vein , Gloria Steinem, Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards and actress Janelle Monae were honored for their involvement in the Women's March on Washington. In my opinion politic's and fashion share some mutual ground, however darlings I came for the pretty dresses .
THE FASHION AWARDS
Designer Raf Simmons of Calvin Klein scored a rare double win at the glittery awards ceromony on Monday night. Actually this is only the second time that a designer has one both best women's and mens wear awards. Congratulations to Raf and his team at Calvin Klein.
However what I was most interested in for this night was the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent. Of course those of you who know me know I am interested in new talent and young up and coming designers. The winners of the award are Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse
MONSE - LAURA KIM & FERNANDO GARCIA
No doubt this brand may have started out small and grew, Since talent is the key factor in a new brand, these two designers had everything they needed to succeed. They quickly created a glamorous red carpet sensation with their label Monse.
However this is a truly a great success story. With 19 combined years at Oscar de la Renta they created Monse after the great designers death. These two designers have risen through the fashion ranks. Moreover they’re now also the creative directors at the storied American house of Oscar de la Renta.
THE MONSE LABEL
Arguably the old adage "less is more" could be applied to the Monse label. While restraint is not always my design aesthetic , I can always appreciate the use of it in others . The sheer beauty of simplicity is alive and well in the Monse label.
Since simplicity is key to understanding this label . Moreover the lastest collection for S/S 2017 is so elegant and simple. Accordingly this shows us why they won such Accolades .
With one foot in Men's wear they created a hybrid of feminine and masculine. They sourced such a fountain of inspiration from pinstripes and suiting and the product is strong silhouettes in both pants and dresses.. While khaki cargos and pinstriped slacks with wide proportions aren't all new they fill out this brave collection. They moved into dresses and loose knits that are dripping in sequins . I want to share this collection with you all and see if you have the same reaction . A great collection and we will see Laura and Fernando also at Oscar de la Renta.
Since awards are given out to acknowledge a job well done, I would like to honor both Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim. Monse is a label to watch . I am also excited to see where they take the great house of Oscar de la Renta. In conclusion shop this post and please leave comment Ciao for now Jandrew.