CFDA’s New President, Hood By Air’s Return, and more of the news you missed

CFDA Names New President
The Council of Fashion Designers of America has promoted former Chief Administrative and Financial Officer CaSandra Diggs to President, reporting to CEO Steven Kolb. Part of the organization since 2001, her new role will be focused on developing strategy and making decisions that further the CFDA’s purpose to champion, educate, and support its membership and the fashion industry-at-large. On her new appointment, Diggs said “CFDA remains a vital pillar of the fashion community. I am delighted to join Tom Ford and Steven Kolb as we continue to advance and evolve the CFDA into a modern, forward thinking organization that is reflective of our times.” [CFDA]

Hood By Air Releases a 13th Anniversary Archival Capsule
After a four-year hiatus, Hood by Air returns this Fall via a film project titled, Genesis. Shayne Oliver has reconfigured the original brand into four distinct diffusions; HBA is direct-to-consumer, Museum is reinterpretations of past work, Anonymous Club is a young talent incubator, and Hood by Air is the runway collection. Yesterday, the Museum division released a Matrix-inspired capsule collection, H13A, named after the 13-year history of the brand. You might be able to pick up a piece or two before it all sells out at https://hoodbyair.world/ [VOGUE]

Wondery’s New Podcast Goes Behind the “House of Versace”
Need some audio stimulation? Wondery unveiled their newest podcast season for Even The Rich aptly named, “House of Versace.” Co-hosted by Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams, audiences will experience a behind-the-scenes look at this fashion-forward family through the lens of Donatella Versace. Episode one, The Artist and the Muse, is already out so be sure to check in every Tuesday this month for new episodes.

Claudia Schiffer is Curating a Fashion Photography Exhibition
Model legend Claudia Schiffer unveiled today plans to curate a 90s exhibition for art museum, the Kunstpalast in Dusseldorf. Revealed exclusively with WWD, imagery from collaborators Ellen von Unwerth, Corrine Day, Arthur Elgort, Herb Ritts, Juergen Teller and Karl Lagerfeld along with never before seen images of Schiffer from her personal archive will all be displayed. The show will run from March to June next year and will feature 120 pieces.

Leandra Medine Cohen Will Return to Man Repeller
Two months after stepping back from Man Repeller after backlash from readers, former interns, and employees about hostile workplace culture, founder Leandra Medine Cohen announced this week that she will be returning to the site in an undisclosed position. Cohen wrote a lengthy post talking about her what happened leading up to her departure and coming to terms with accusations of her being “tone deaf” after a post dedicated to George Floyd.

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