W Hotels Worldwide and The Council of Fashion Designers of America gathered Bay Area industry professionals for an intimate evening of fashion CFDA (Fashion Incubator) designer showcase featuring rising stars on the New York fashion scene.
Five designers in the CFDA program, whose collections can be seen at some of the well known luxury retail stores such as Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, traveled to San Francisco and showed their collection in the luxurious W San Francisco for an exclusive, invite-only designer showcase and cocktail celebration. San Francisco's most fashionable crowd attended the event of the month.
Katie Ermilio - the granddaughter of Grace Kelly’s personal clothier, it’s easy to see a sense of history in Katie Ermilio’s clothes. From the iconic Green Jacket her grandfather designed for The Masters Tournament at Augusta, to the Eisenhower Jacket he created for World War II, Katie’s legacy has inspired not only her love of fashion, but also the garments she creates. Designing clothes from the time she was 12, Katie continues to draw on the heritage that shapes her work. Today, Katie’s work has been featured on TEEN Vogue’s very pages and in publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal to VOGUE Australia. Her designs are sold across the world in destination specialty stores and boutiques including Barneys New York. The New York Times' The Moment, ELLE, and Women’s Wear Daily have each highlighted her collections and career in design.
Lucio Castro - established in New York City. The label focuses on clean and ethical production, offering contemporary menswear with attention to texture, unique fabrics, and masculine proportions. What remains consistent season-after-season is the line’s cinematic spirit, stemming from Castro’s passion for film making and interest in building character through clothing.
Misha Nonoo - she believes in the power of women and their endless capacity to achieve the life story that they wish for. Our lives are fuller than ever before. I want to make life easier by designing a wardrobe, a personal uniform, which supports women’s multifaceted lives by seamlessly taking them from day to play, 9am -9pm.
Orley and A Peace Treaty - Orley is known for its combination of elegant yet youthful, irreverent design with a focus on luxury knitwear and commitment to the highest quality materials and manufacturing. The work of the Orley designers subverts classicism, using proprietary stitch techniques and an idiosyncratic color palette to create a wholly unique product. In 2014, the Orley designers were finalists for the 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, an endowment to support the next generation of American fashion designers led by Anna Wintour and CFDA President Diane Von Furstenberg. Orley was also nominated for the 2014 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award in Menswear. In 2015 the Orley designers were nominated for the 2015 CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear and shortlisted for the 2015 LVMH Prize.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers. Organization founded in 1962 and is by membership only. Its statement is to strengthen the influence and success of American Fashion Designers in the global economy.
The event drew local and national notable fashion influencers and personalities such as style icon Joy Venturini Bianchi, Steven Kolb and our very own Founder / Creative Director Juliet Belkin; Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing San Francisco’s Roh Habibi and Joel Goodrich; Princess Fati Farmanfarmaian, Arielle Zuckerberg and many more.