CFDA+ goes global with Arts Thread

Friday, 09 January 2015
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has teamed up with Arts Thread, the international network for graduated creatives in the industry, to showcase the work of the CFDA+ recipients after it's global expansion. First launched in 2013, the CFDA+ was created to help recognize the best of recent graduates from fashion design courses throughout the United States in order to develop a source of "outstanding emerging talent" for the industry to source from. Last year saw the programs expansion to include the top-ranked international fashion school. The Council received over 400 submissions from 51 schools around the world, and of the 71 graduates awarded CFDA+ status in 2014, 41 attended international educational institutes.


“The CFDA+ program was born from our designers’ need to hire the top talent in order to remain leaders in this industry,” commented Diane von Furstenberg, President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. “The global expansion of CFDA+ allows us to recognize an even greater group of promising emerging professionals who have the diverse specializations and skill sets which are desired by the CFDA Members. "The CFDA wants to play a part in bringing this talent to the American fashion industry.”

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