Mi favorita female design duo not named Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Vena Cava, received a $50,000 runner-up prize at last night's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. The forces behind the line--Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai--were rightfully shown a little appreciation for their beautiful, romantic designs that have thrilled fashion fans for the past few years. Here they talk to Nylon Magazine about their most recent Egyptomania collection for Spring/Summer '09:
The "which Olsen are you?" question makes ya think, doesn't it?
Native South African milliner Albertus Swanepoel also received a $50,000 prize for his heads-above-the-rest hat designs. He's collaborated with designers like Thakoon Panichgul and the Proenza Schouler duo. Here are two Swanepoel creations:
And here are all of the CFDA winners lined up in a row:
Just like lucky ducks. Left to right: Alexander Wang, Lisa Mayock, Sophie Buhai, and Albertus Swanepoel.
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