Last night, at a Swarovski-sponsored party, CFDA Award nominees got to ask a fortune teller to predict their chances of winning. Despite this sounding like the perfect premise for a fashion cat fight, the evening did not end in any brawls.
The womenswear, menswear, and accessory-design nominees gathered at 100 Barclay. Each designer made a custom crystal pennant that was then placed on a giant pinwheel, continuing the circus motif. Each pennant reflected the designer or brand’s personal style, from a 25,000-crystal Gigi Hadid by Brandon Maxwell to a horse-hair pennant by Ryan Roche.
The Swarovski Award 2016 nominees are Brandon Maxwell; Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse; Ryan Roche; John Elliott; Rio Uribe for Gypsy Sport; Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, and Samantha Orley for Orley; Aurora James for Brother Vellies; Gigi Burris; and Paul Andrew. Click ahead to see their custom pennants.
Pennant by Paul Andrew.
Pennants by Gigi Burris, Rio Uribe for Gypsy Sport and Paul Andrew.
Pennant by Orley.
Pennant by Ryan Roche.
Pennant by Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse.
Pennant by Gigi Burris.
Pennant by Aurora James for Brother Vellies.
The 2016 CFDA Award Swarovski Award nominees.