This season’s New York Fashion Week brought along several milestones, most notably Fashion’s Night Out ever-growing success and Tumblr’s expanded participation in the slew of shows and happenings across the city. To take things to new heights, the Hudson Hotel played host to the Tumblr community’s top 20 fashion and style bloggers, affectionately referred to as the “Tumblr 20″. Through this non-paid partnership, Hudson created a cross-platform opportunity that seamlessly integrated content generated by bloggers during New York Fashion Week into the hotel’s physical spaces to create a unique experience for the hotel guests and visitors.
Michael Bastian beat out Patrik Ervell and Simon Spurr for the CFDA 2011 Menswear Designer of the Year Award. He’s been in the running before but better late than never, amiright? The Swarovski Award for Menswear went to Robert Geller as he edged out Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim. The night was a star-studded affair with the likes of Kanye West and Lady Gaga in attendance. Ms. Gaga took home an award of her own as she was given this year’s Fashion Icon Award.
Other award nominees and winners are listed below.
Billy Reid has been named the winner of GQ and CFDA’s Best New American Menswear Designer Award for 2010. With this win comes $50,000 and the opportunity to craft a limited edition Levi’s collection for Bloomingdale’s. The Louisiana-bred designer beat out five other hopefuls — Richard Chai, Frank Muytjens for J.Crew, Caulfield Preparatory by Vincent Flumiani, Unis by Eunice Lee, and Burkman Brothers by Doug and Ben Burkman. Check out looks from Billy Reid’s Fall 2010 collection as well as a behind-the-scenes video after the jump. (more…)