The Council of Fashion Designers of America is aimed at promoting the work of our industry friends in, as the name suggests, America. But the CFDA’s annual glossy is repping two bright young Aussies hard.
Each year the CFDA produces a print mag called the CFDA journal to showcase the work of all the award nominees. Trey Laird has art directed it for the last six years and has always wanted to create it with photographer Peter Lindbergh. So this year he did as creatives do and made it happen: And when that happened 150 pages of magic happened, with Julia Nobis and Ruby Jean Wilson helming a good many of them. With names like Erin Wasson, Sasha Pivovarova and Kristen McMenamy in tow, they’re in pretty enviable company too.
The black and white photographs were presented in New York last week. “Peter and I wanted it to be like a running impression, almost like sketches, to show the mood and the feeling of each designer’s collection that they’re nominated for,” Laird told The Cut.
He also specifically paired models and designers based on their working relationships, which is a testament to the massive US pulling power of Nobis and Wilson. Not that anyone was in doubt that they already had it: Ruby has long been Marc Jacobs’ girl, and Julia and Proenza go waaaay back. Dad should be proud.