On October 14th, the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund celebrated the 2014 Design Challenge with a cocktail reception at The Ludlow Hotel. For this year’s Design Challenge, Maybelline New York assigned each of the ten finalists a U.S. city and asked them to create a head-to-toe look, including make-up, that embodies the distinct spirit and style of the Maybelline New York woman in that city, while still communicating the signature codes and DNA of the designers’ brands.
Brett Heyman (for Edie Parker) for example got San Francisco and designed a heart-shaped clutch in rainbow colors! I don’t have to tell you what she’s referring to…
Paul Andrew got New York and configured an entire city skyline on a pair of black suede boots, with heels modeled after the Empire State Building!
Ryan Roche got Portland, Oregon, and, if I can be so cheeky, went for a mix of granola and oatmeal knits, perfectly fitted for a hippie-chic winter.
Tanya Taylor got Honolulu and dressed up her date in a voluminous frock and top.
Eva Zuckerman (for Eva Fehren): New Orleans, Louisiana
Gigi Burris: Austin, Texas
Matt Orley, Alex Orley & Samantha Orley (for Orley): Detroit, Michigan
Daniel Corrigan & Jake Sargent (for Simon Miller): Nashville, Tennessee
Wes Gordon: Miami, Florida
And with this final event, the Design Challenge ended. This weekend the finalists flew to Los Angeles to put together a runway show. And the BIG WINNER will be announced on November 3rd! Who’s your favorite?
Party pictures provided by Carly Erickson/BFAnyc.com.