Sander consults, Delhi gets ready, Moncler fever, CFDA nominees, Escada tumbles

Jil Sander and Tadashi Yanai, courtesy of AFP

Jil Sander to join Uniqlo (Drapers) Jil Sander is set to become a design consultant at Uniqlo, “which will see her take overall creative control of the value fashion chain’s womenswear and menswear ranges.” Delhi gears up for two fashion ‘weeks’ (India PRwire) “Term it excess in times of a global economic slump, but two parallel events – the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) and the

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CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund: The results are in

The results are in. After receiving more than 100 applications for the 2007 edition of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, a jury of who's who fashion personalities has chosen the following emerging brands as finalists in this year's competition: 3.1 Phillip Lim Band of Outsiders Erin Fetherston Koi Michael Bastian Philip Crangi Rogan Threeasfour Vena Cava VPLOn a big news day like this, people will be googling these designers' names to learn more about them and their products. Thus, it is surprising that so many of these brands lack a meaningful, proprietary web presence and are therefore leaving it to others to describe their brands to the world. It's such a low-cost way of providing a window into the brand and…

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Crowning glory: The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

For all of you budding young designers based in America, the CFDA has officially begun its annual search for America's most promising young designers. Each year, the CFDA awards a $200,000 grant to the winner, along with mentoring from a recognised fashion business guru as part of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.  Past winners include the intelligent and talented Doo-Ri Chung (looking super glam in this ad) who is mentored by J.Crew's legendary Mickey Drexler and the refined-beyond-their-years Proenza Schouler design duo, Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez, who were mentored by Burberry's impressive former CEO, Rose Marie Bravo. This is a really great initiative from the CFDA and other venerable fashion names like Barneys New York and Vogue. That said, I…

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