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.
Swarovski Award for Womenswear Nominee
Cover girl sensation Arlenis Sosa wore this Alexander Wang dress and blazer off of the runway to a charity event. Give yourself an instant hourglass shape by pairing a brightly colored skirt with a black top and menswear-like blazer.