The Council of Fashion Designers of America Welcomes 26 New Members

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New York, NY – June 11th, 2012 – At a meeting last week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Board of Directors ratified the addition of 26 new designers to its membership, bringing the group’s total to 427.

 

The new Members are:

Joseph Altuzarra, ALTUZARRA

Coomi Bhasin, COOMI

Vince Camuto, THE CAMUTO GROUP

Jean-Michel Cazabat, JEAN-MICHEL CAZABAT

Emily Current, CURRENT ELLIOTT

Carly Cushnie, CUSHNIE ET OCHS

Rachel Dooley, GEMMA REDUX

Meritt Elliott, CURRENT ELLIOTT

Judy Geib, JUDY GEIB

Nili Lotan, NILI LOTAN DESIGN STUDIO

Pamela Love, PAMELA LOVE LLC

Paul Marlow, LODEN DAGER

Jana Matheson, JUDITH LEIBER

Yvan Mispelaere, DVF

Lauren Moffatt, LAUREN MOFFATT

Jeffrey Monteiro, BILL BLASS

LeAnn Nealz, JUICY COUTURE

Kerry O’Brien, COMMANDO

Michelle Ochs, CUSHNIE ET OCHS

Shimon Ovadia, OVADIA AND SONS

Ariel Ovadia, OVADIA AND SONS

Gabriela Perezutti, CANDELA NYC

Lisa Perry, LISA PERRY/LP STYLE, LLC

Tadashi Shoji, TADASHI SHOJI & ASSOCIATES

Tabitha Simmons, TABITHA SIMMONS

Rachel Zoe, RACHEL ZOE

         

“CFDA membership is a prestigious honor but it also comes with real benefits in helping designers grow their businesses,” said Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA. “We look forward to being of service to the class of 2012 and celebrating their unique talents.”

 

CFDA admissions occur each spring. Prospective CFDA Members must contact the CFDA to request admissions materials.  Eligible candidates may be American citizens designing in the United States or abroad or foreign nationals with businesses based in the United States. The application for membership includes a resume, a portfolio, and other materials that represent the candidate’s work to date, and two letters of recommendation from active CFDA Members in the same area of design. The Admissions Committee who then recommends selected candidates for membership to the Board of Directors, which must ratify each candidate, reviews all submissions.