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Get to Know the CFDA Up-and-Comers Nominated for Swarovski Awards

Jun 3 2013 - 11:22am

There are few honors in fashion that can make a designer's career like a CFDA Swarovski [1] Award. This year's nominees represent the best new talent in three divisions: womenswear, accessories, and menswear. Each approaching fashion with their own perspective and aesthetic, the nominated brands and designers have all quickly established themselves as front-runners of new talent in their respective markets.

The nine nominees may have already introduced themselves last week at a cocktail party to debut a collection of specially designed Swarovski-encrusted objets d'art [2], but we've gathered them all up again — complete with engaging videos and a cheat sheet of need-to-know facts — to make sure you're completely informed on this stylish set come Monday's main event.

Source: Getty [3]

The Womenswear Nominees

Creatures of the Wind, Cushnie et Ochs [4], and Suno [5] all have one thing in common: they are in constant pursuit of the perfect balance between design, inspiration, and their customer.

Source: Courtesy of Swarovski [6]

Creatures of the Wind

Established: 2007
Designers: Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier

Fast Facts:

Source: Carly Otness/BFAnyc.com [9]

Cushnie et Ochs

Established: 2009
Designers: Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs

Fast Facts:

Source: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com [11]

Suno

Established: 2008

Designers: Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty

Fast Facts:

Source: Alexander Porter/BFAnyc.com [13]

The Accessories Nominees

From the culturally informed designs of Pamela Love [14] to the everyday wearability of Jennifer Meyer [15]'s baubles and Irene Neuwirth [16]'s statement pieces, the Swarovski [17] nominees for accessories offer aesthetics to suit almost any consumer.

Source: Courtesy of Swarovski

Irene Neuwirth

Established: 2003

Fast Facts:

Source: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com [20]

Jennifer Meyer

Established: 2005

Fast Facts:

Source: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com [23]

Pamela Love

Established: 2006

Fast Facts:

Source: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com [25]

The Menswear Nominees

This year's nominees offer a mini tutorial on what's currently happening in the world of menswear — from Todd Snyder [26]'s updated take on Americana to the street sensibility from Public School and Tim Coppens's sleek, European-inspired designs.

Source: Courtesy of Swarovski [27]

Public School

Established: 2008
Designers: Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow

Fast Facts:

Source: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com [29]

Tim Coppens

Established: 2011

Fast Facts:

Source: Carly Otness/BFAnyc.com [31]

Todd Snyder

Established: 2011

Fast Facts:

Source: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com [35]


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