CFDA's fresh faces of 2023

CFDA’s fresh faces of 2023

April 12, 2023

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has recently announced the addition of ten exceptional designers to its prestigious membership roster, reflecting the organization’s commitment to promoting diversity, creativity, and talent within the American fashion industry.

The CFDA, a prominent organization representing American fashion, has taken a significant step forward by expanding its membership to include ten remarkable designers, all of whom bring a unique blend of talent and diversity to the organization. The newly inducted members include Brandon Blackwood, Colm Dillane of KidSuper, Tremaine Emory of Denim Tears and Supreme, Danielle Hirsch of Danielle Frankel, Greg Lauren, Raul Lopez of Luar, Jamie Okuma of J. Okuma, Daniel Roseberry of Maison Schiaparelli, Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport and Elena Velez.

Thom Browne, chairman of the CFDA, emphasized the significance of this development, stating, “It’s so important for the world to see talent at the highest levels coming from America. Our newest members represent everything America has to offer… diversity… creativity… and true individual talent“. This statement underscores the CFDA’s dedication to showcasing the diverse range of talent within the American fashion scene on a global stage.

Lisa Smilor, CFDA executive vice president, further highlighted the honor bestowed upon these designers, explaining, “These 10 designers were purposely selected and invited by the board of directors, which is a great honor“. The CFDA currently boasts a membership of 458 of America’s leading womenswear, menswear, jewelry, eyewear, and accessory designers, and this recent expansion demonstrates the organization’s commitment to championing and elevating American fashion.

In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, the organization owns the Fashion Calendar, organizes the Official New York Fashion Week Schedule, and offers Runway360. These platforms, coupled with the CFDA’s efforts to provide its members with thought-leadership and business development support, enable the organization to drive positive change and growth within the American fashion industry.