They call themselves the CFDA, the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Let’s make them more REAL.
Here is the board of directors, count the designers you purchase clothes from:
Many designers have now gone mainstream, take Vera Wang for example now selling at Kohl’s. Why does this matter? Because these leaders are no longer selling haute couture, they are going for the big bucks and distributing to us regular people.
This means their trends lead the way. If they are cutting skirts at size 0, this our OUR baseline. This is the number that resonates in our head when we look at that tag and try to squeeze into the ideal they have set for us (average waist size of an 8 year old girl by the way).
Membership is exclusive. To be a part of this elite club, one must be voted in.
The list of 300 designers can be viewed in full here, including familiar names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Betsy Johnson, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Perry Ellis.
In order to bend the ear of the big wigs, we need to impact the daily lives of the staff, those that really run the show. They are:
Danielle and Karen are in charge of PR, that stands for “Public Relations.” It’s interesting that their voicemail box is full yet I have not received a call back, have you?
Got a problem with the size zero trend? NOW is the time to express your view to these fashion influencers since February 1st marks the start of New York Fashion Week.
Call them, email them, tell them your opinion and viewpoint.
Phone #: 212-302-1821
Key word here being YOUR opinion and viewpoint, not mine.
In a previous post on this topic, you asked “if we call, what should we say?”
Say your thoughts, ask them what they are doing about the model’s health initiative? What progress has been made in the year since its launch? I am just planting the seeds, you need to make them grow in whatever direction you please.
Go get em’ ladies.