And the winners are…

Hello, I hope everyone has had a great week and enjoying their weekend so far! Let me tell you, has this week been hectic. As of right now, I’ve been awake for 62 hours with an hour and a half power nap this morning at 9:30. I am so happy to be done with this term and that much closer to summer vacation!

But, and there’s ALWAYS a but… I am sad to say that I will no longer be making contributions to this particular blog. This blog has been created for a school assignment, but [there it is again] in a couple of weeks once summer has begun I plan to start a new page on my blog as I start my journey going into my senior year here in Eugene.

As some of you may know, the CFDA Fashion Awards were Monday evening and the winners have been announced. Before I jump into announcing the awards, I want to give a little background on the awards, for more information visit CFDA’s website.

This year the awards will be hosted by film director and screenwriter John Waters at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. For the thirteenth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski.

On Monday, the event recognized the contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts. Awards were given for designer of the year in womenswear, menswear and accessories as well as for accomplishments in journalism, creative vision and lifetime achievement.

The CFDA Fashion Awards Guild [an invitation only network consisting of only top fashion retailers, journalists, stylists, influencers and the 450+ member designers of the CFDA] submitted their nominations for each award category; all nominees and recipients of the honorary awards are ratified by the CFDA Board of Directors.

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And the winners are…

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Photo via http://cfda.com/designer/joseph-altuzarra

Jason Altuzarra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menswear Designer of the Year

Maxwell Osborne & Dao-YiChow for Public School

Maxwell Osborne & Dao-YiChow for Public School

 

 

 

 

Accessories Designer of the Year

Ashley and Marykate Olsen for The Row

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

 

 

 

 

Swarovski Award for Womenswear

Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for the Creatures of the Wind

Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for the Creatures of the Wind

 

 

 

 

Swarovski Award for Menswear

Tim Coppens

Tim Coppens

 

 

 

 

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design

Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth

 

 

 

 

Fashion Icon Award

Rihanna

Rihanna

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving a CFDA Fashion Award is more than just a sculpture to put on display. The annual event and awards are presented in collaboration with Swarovski. Recipients in each category will be receiving generous financial support from the company as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative crystal products and applications for fashion.

Tom Ford, Bethann Hardison, Paul Cavaco, Raf Simons [for Christian Dior], and Ruth Finley were also recognized and awarded for their contributions to the fashion world.

There you have it folks (can you tell I’m a true 90s child?), the winners for the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards. It’s been great beginning my blogging career, if you will, and I look forward to continue once the craziness of finals passes!

Until Next Time,
xoxoxo
Chelsea

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“And the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Winners are….” CFDA. CFDA, 3 June 2014. Web. 3 June 2014. <http://cfda.com/blog/and-the-2014-cfda-fashion-award-winners-are>.

Getting to know the CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees

How excited is everyone for the CFDA Fashion Awards tomorrow?! Now I know some people may not be as familiar with the CFDA awards or this years’ nominees, so that is just what I’m going to talk about today.

This annual awards event will be be hosted by film director and screenwriter John Waters tomorrow! According to CFDA, the event recognizes all of the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts. Awards will be given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear and accessories, as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision and lifetime achievement; the CFDA Fashion Awards are presented in collaboration with Swarovski.

Awards include:

  • Womenswear Designer of the Year
  • Menswear Designer of the Year
  • Accessories Designer of the Year
  • Swarovski Award for Womenswear
  • Swarovski Award for Menswear
  • Swarovski Award for Accessories
  • The Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert
  • Board of Directors’ Tribute
  • Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
  • International Award
  • The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard
  • Fashion Icon Award

Get to know the CFDA nominees, all information and photos are from The New York Times Fashion & Style section:

Photograph by Steven Klein

Alexander Wang: He has been in the fashion business for nine years now, has over 18 businesses throughout the world and has sold his collections in over 50 countries. In previous years he has been nominated for CFDA awards 11 times and has won three times. This year, he is nominated for both Womenswear Designer of the Year and Accessories Designer of the Year. Get to know the brand: An American in Paris, Again.

 

Photo via http://cfda.com/designer/joseph-altuzarra Joseph Altuzarra: He has been in the fashion business for six years now and has sold his collections in over 25 countries. In previous years he has been nominated for CFDA awards four times and has won twice. This year he is nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Get to know the brand: Another Season, Another Show.

 

Photo via http://cfda.com/members#!marc-jacobs

Marc Jacobs: He has been in the fashion business for 30 years now and has over 275 businesses throughout the world. In previous years, Jacobs has won nine CFDA awards and this year he is nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Get to know the brand: Peeling Back Time at Marc by Marc Jacobs.

 

 

Photo via http://cfda.com/designer/public-schoolDao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne, Public School: They have been in the fashion business together for six years now and have sold their collections in over 10 countries. In previous years, the duo have been nominated for CFDA awards twice and have won once. This year they are nominated for Menswear Designer of the Year. Get to know the brand: The Point Men for Public School.

 

Photo via http://cfda.com/designer/marcus-wainwright-and-david-neville-for-rag-bone

Marcus Wainwright & David Neville, Rag & Bone: They have been in the fashion business together for 10 years now, have over 17 stores throughout the world and have sold their collections in over 57 countries. In previous years, the duo have been nominated for CFDA awards five times have have won twice. This year they are nominated for Menswear Designer of the Year. Related: Staples to Covet.

 

Photo via http://cfda.com/members#!thom-browne

Thom Browne: He has been in the fashion business for 13 years now, has two stores throughout and has sold his collections in over 27 countries. In previous yeas he has been nominated for CFDA awards five times and has won twice. Get to know the brand: Being Thom Browne: His Moment Is Now.

 

Photo via http://cfda.com/designer/jack-mccoullough-lazaro-hernandez-for-proenza-schouler-2

Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler: They have been in the fashion business together for 12 years now, have four stores [almost five] and have sold their collections in over 50 countries. In previous years, the duo have been nominated for CFDA awards 10 times and have won five times. Get to know the brand: Proenza Schouler: 2 Americans in Paris.

 

Photo via http://cfda.com/designer/ashley-olsen-mary-kate-olsen-for-the-row

Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row: They have been in the fashion business together for eight years now, have one store and have sold their collections in over 40 countries. In previous years, the duo have been nominated for CFDA awards twice and have won once. Get to know the brand: Good Things Do Come in Paris.

 

Swarovski Award for Womenswear Nominees:

Photo via http://cfda.com/designer/shane-gabier-and-christopher-peters-creatures-of-the-wind

Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters, Creatures of the Wind

Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin

Wes Gordon

Wes Gordon

 

 

 

 

 

Swarovski Award for Menswear Nominees:

Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air

Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air

Tim Coppens

Tim Coppens

Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder

 

 

 

 

 

Swarovski Award for Accessories Nominees:

Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer Fisher

Marc Alary

Marc Alary

Irene Neuwirth

Irene Neuwirth

 

 

 

 

 

The Founders Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert

Bethann Hardison

Bethann Hardison

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Directors’ Tribute

Ruth Finley

Ruth Finley

 

 

 

 

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Ford

Tom Ford

 

 

 

 

 

International Award

Raf Simons for Dior

Raf Simons for Dior

 

 

 

 

The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard

Paul Cavaco

Paul Cavaco

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Icon Award

Rihanna

Rihanna

 

 

 

 

 

Well there you have it, this years 2014 nominees for the CFDA Fashion Awards tomorrow! Below I have all my citations as well, so if you would like to see where I found my research just scroll down!

Until next time,
xoxoxo
Chelsea

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CFDA Fashion Awards. (n.d.). CFDA CFDA Fashion Awards Comments. Retrieved May 28, 2014, from http://cfda.com/cfda-fashion-awards

Introducing the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon of the Year…. (2014, March 24). CFDA. Retrieved May 28, 2014, from http://cfda.com/the-latest/introducing-the-2014-cfda-fashion-icon-of-the-year

Get to Know the CFDA Nominees. (2014, June 1). The New York Times | Fashion & Style . Retrieved June 1, 2014, from http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2014/06/01/fashion/GET-TO-KNOW-CFDA-NOMINEES.html?hpw&rref=fashion&action=click&module=Search&region=searchResults&mabReward=relbias%3As&url=http%3A%2F%2Fquery.nytimes.com%2Fsearch%2Fsitesearch%2F%3Faction%3Dclick%26region%3DMasthead%26pgtype%3DSectionFront%26module%3DSearchSubmit%26contentCollection%3Dfashion%26t%3Dqry688%23%2FCFDA&gwh=C25CC260BCCFEDBF48FCE208928CAC66&gwt=pay#/CFDA

A Little About Infographics

Hello all! So for one of my classes here at the UO I made a mock infographic for a client of my choice. The class that I am enrolled in is a part of my PR sequence; J452 is a writing intensive course that focuses on improving student’s writing skills.

Infographics can be extremely valuable in the work place. Many people use them to show comparisons, such as bar graphs or pie charts, along with icons to represent groups.

According to MDG, infographics “illustrate information clearly and quickly in graphic form, which would otherwise be lengthy and complex in text form.” Which I completely agree with, and I think that infographics really are the ideal way for people to communicate whose attention and time are both limited. MDG also says that infographics condense complex information into graphical elements that are attention grabbing. Infographics really capture a person’s eye and absorbs their mind. Which I 100 percent agree with.

Now, I have a few tips to creating an infographic. First off, don’t be surprised to want to pull your hair out or scrap your design what seems like 500 times. This is normal. It just takes patience and love.

  • Well researched and accurate data is crucial. If you don’t have research to back up your infographic, you have a problem.
  • An intriguing and eye catching design.
  • Be patient. It will take time to make your graphic perfect, and often times it won’t be what you expected.
  • Play with the typography, spacing, alignment and colors. All these factors can make an infographic that much stronger.
  • For personal use, an interesting topic that bloggers and readers will want to share.
  • For professional use, stay within the color scheme of the company; you want the graphic to be appealing to them.

These tips are based off of my personal experience from making an infographic and tips that I think would be helpful. Below is the infographic that I created for my J452 class. I created a mock infographic for Nordstrom, Inc.

While creating my infographic, I thought of myself as a PR professional that already worked for Nordstrom, Inc. and whom was asked to create a plan to convince the higher-ups of Nordstrom to allocate more funds to e-commerce, mobile commerce and IT.

I encourage all my readers to give me feedback, as I am still a student, I love constructive criticism that will help me become the absolute best professional I can be.

Until next time,
xoxoxo
Chelsea

Infographic