16 June 2009

Bringing Khaki Back: Celebrated CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Designers Bring New Life to Khaki Exclusively at The Gap

Don’t call it a come back, khaki has been here for years. But, honestly, when was the last time you wanted to sport a khaki chino or (gasp!) dress? This morning Fashion First “stepped into the Gap” to peruse the latest designer editions all brought to you in the cubicle classic, Khaki. Designers and CFDA Award winners Alexander Wang, design duo Vena Cava and milliner Albertus Swanepoel have refashioned the way we view, and now wear this preppy classic.

Wang weaves his signature rocker/street-inspired aesthetic into weekend armor in the popular fabric. Vena Cava realizes an art history vibe with flirty patterns offering a unique accessibility; Swinepoel devotes his line to carefree and spirited caps to don on those bad hair days or while lounging on the patio. This reinvention of khaki will be deemed forever cool by this artsy collaboration. Fashion First gives the collection two thumbs up!

CFDA background:

“The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue Magazine established the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund to identify emerging designers and provide financial support to encourage and enable them to pursue their design plans. Award recipients also meet regularly with a specially assembled team of mentors, who provide business expertise and resources based on the specific needs of each designer.”

The 2009 CFDA Collection is available at the Downtown Seattle Gap or online.

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