ESSENCE.com celebrates the creativity of the talented designers nominated for the Council of Fashion Designer of America (CDFA) 2009 Awards taking place tonight in New York City. The CDFA is recognized for developing America’s top fashion forward thinkers. Check out this year’s crop of nominee’s and the celebrities who covet them.
Menswear Designer of the Year Nominee
You know you’ve made it as a fashion designer if Kanye West approves. He’s so enamored with the Band of Outsiders that he modeled in their fall 2009 collection and then posted the pictures on his blog.