New York, United States – While the European Union may be in the midst of questioning its unity, New York Fashion Week: Men’s has been solidifying its position in the global fashion landscape and The Impression and CFDA are partnering once again to celebrate American men’s fashion.
For this print issue of The Impression/CFDA magazine which breaks on Monday, we brought together ‘The Industrialists,’ those whose role it is to curate designer visions, be it as a retail fashion director, luxury magazine editor, public relations specialist, or trade show producer. Captured for our cover story by photographer Marco Pedde of BFA, we found that, despite their diverse goals, all were united in the value that NYFW: Men’s brought to the global landscape. It was a pleasure to hear not only of their growing businesses because of NYFW: Men’s, but also the new talents and businesses they discovered because of it.
We are honored to partner with the CFDA, not simply because they are an iconic institution, but because Diane von Furstenberg, Steven Kolb and the CFDA team have built a community that, like The Impression, celebrates and champions creatives. We are storytellers who seek to inform and inspire, and the CFDA is quite inspirational.
Likewise, we would like to recognize the CFDA, BFA, Box Studios, Pier59 Studios, and so many others for helping us share our fondness for our industry. That passion for NYFW: Men’s will be celebrated throughout this week on TheImpression.com and CFDA.com, highlighting all the week has to offer. So take a look and dive in, you might just find that you, too, will become united around it.
– KENNETH RICHARD | Editor in Chief, Chief Creative Officer
NOTE FROM THE CFDA
Partnering with The Impression made sense for the CFDA. For one, its founder Kenneth Richard was once a designer and CFDA Member. In the past year, he and his team have built an impressive publication and online destination that has caught the eye of fashion creatives from designers to photographers to art directors.
For a front row view of the New York Collections, the CFDA is proud to once again partner with Kenneth Richard and his team at The Impression. I hope you take a moment, soak in all the change, and enjoy the new issue.
– MARC KARIMZADEH, CFDA Editorial Director
Top (L to R)
Jay Fielden / Lizette Chin / Megan Maguire Steele
Middle (L to R)
Sam Ben-Avrahan / Kevin Harter / Jim Moore / Eric Jennings / Jay Bell
Bottom (L to R)
Nick Sullivan / Jim Nelson
Photographer | Marco Pedde @ BFA
Creative Director | Kenneth Richard
Senior Producer | Marc Karimzadeh
Art Director | Judy Downs
Producer | Stephanie Swanicke Slater
1st Asst. | Hector
Digital Tech | Desmond Reich
Hair & Makeup | Song Isabel Hee @ Bryan Bantry
Post Production by Box Studios
Senior Producer | Liz Brown
Image Director | William Kennedy
Shot on location at Pier 59 Studios