Fashion Cheat Sheet

01.15.14

Alexander Wang Moves NYFW Show to Brooklyn; Jonathan Saunders May Consult for Paul Smith

And the CFDA announces its 2014-2016 Incubator class.

Alexander Wang Moves NYFW Show to Brooklyn: The downtown designer is shaking things up for next New York Fashion Week. Alexander Wang, who has traditionally selected Manhattan's Pier 94 as his Fashion Week stage, has decided to take his collection—and the fashion elite—to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. "We found this incredible space, and it corresponds very well to this season's creative concept," Wang told WWD. Due to the new location, the February 8 show originally scheduled for 5 p.m. has been moved to the 8:30 p.m. slot. Will he keep his epic after party in Brooklyn as well? [WWD]

Jonathan Saunders May Consult for Paul Smith: Paul Smith’s recruitment of designer Jonathan Saunders was just one of the rumors at the men’s fashion shows this week. On Tuesday, a source well connected with the brand confirmed to The Telegraph that the rumors were indeed true, and that the Scottish designer would be consulting for next season’s women’s collection. While the Paul Smith brand is in no need of help, Saunders’s range of diversity from season to season is speculated to be his biggest asset. [The Telegraph]

CFDA Announces its 2014-2016 Incubator Class: The CFDA has selected the newest ten designers to watch for its 2014-2016 Incubator class. The highly selective training program fosters and grows promising fashion talent through mentoring from industry professionals, seminars, and networking opportunities. On the list are: A Peace Treaty's Dana Arbib, Farah Malik, and Jesse Meighan; Sara Beltrán of Dezso by Sara Beltrán; Isa Tapia (the first shoe-only brand for the “school”); Kaelen's Kaelen Haworth; Kara's Sarah Law; Katie Ermilio; Lucio Castro; Nomia's Yara Flinn; Nonoo's Misha Nonoo; and Orley's Matthew Orley, Alex Orley, and Samantha Florence. [Style.com]

Tom Ford Sends Flowers to Hayden Panettiere: The Nashville star’s Golden Globe dress caused quite a scandal in the fashion world when word got out that she purchased her gown from Tom Ford instead of going for the traditional “loan” from a high-end designer. Ford notoriously only dresses one woman per award show—Sunday night’s lucky gal was actress Naomi Watts—so when Panettiere announced who designed her dress, the PR team was quick to confirm she was not the lucky lady. While critics had harsh reactions to Panettiere's purchase, Ford thought she looked beautiful, and even sent her flowers to let her know. [People]