CFDA+ 2018 “I AM : WE ARE”
For the sixth edition of CFDA+, we introduce 60 selected talents entering the fashion system empowered by education. Today, in fashion as in life, change is one among few certainties. As our industry expands, and cultures shift, a new creative landscape is being co-created in tandem with a persistent desire to preserve heritage and legacy.
With a 360-degree view to the future, who better to navigate this change than tomorrow’s talent?
Listening to the CFDA+ 2018 Design Graduates’ voices within interviews, their comfort with agility and transformation impressed us. While each possess strengths in viable design specializations, they also display a vision for fashion’s future that extends far beyond commerce and product.
As our worlds change, so does the role of a designer. Each CFDA+ 2018 Design Graduate was presented with a simple provocation: to assign themselves a new title to replace the traditional one of “fashion designer.”
Together, their responses amalgamated into six underlying themes: The Ambassadors, The Anthropologists, The Authenticists, The Futurists, The Specialists and The Visionaries.