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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 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 [1], 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 [2]

The Womenswear Nominees

Creatures of the Wind, Cushnie et Ochs, and Suno 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

Creatures of the Wind

Established: 2007
Designers: Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier

Fast Facts:

Source: Carly Otness/BFAnyc.com [3]

Cushnie et Ochs

Established: 2009
Designers: Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs

Fast Facts:

Source: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com [5]

Suno

Established: 2008

Designers: Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty

Fast Facts:

Source: Alexander Porter/BFAnyc.com [6]

The Accessories Nominees

From the culturally informed designs of Pamela Love to the everyday wearability of Jennifer Meyer's baubles and Irene Neuwirth's statement pieces, the Swarovski 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 [8]

Jennifer Meyer

Established: 2005

Fast Facts:

Source: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com [11]

Pamela Love

Established: 2006

Fast Facts:

Source: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com [12]

The Menswear Nominees

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

Source: Courtesy of Swarovski

Public School

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

Fast Facts:

Source: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com [14]

Tim Coppens

Established: 2011

Fast Facts:

Source: Carly Otness/BFAnyc.com [15]

Todd Snyder

Established: 2011

Fast Facts:

Source: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com [16]


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