November 10, 2014
By Jody Hume
CFDA CEO STEVEN KOLB ON PERSONAL STYLE & AMERICAN FASHIONSHOP OUR CFDA SALE
As the CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Steven Kolb is at the heart of American fashion. From established icons of American design like Michael Kors and Diane von Furstenberg to buzzy up-and-comers like Public School and Creatures of the Wind, Kolb is surrounded by the country’s brightest designers in his job to support the American fashion industry in all its forms. From bolstering manufacturing in NYC’s garment district to helping emerging designers break into the industry with programs like the CFDA Fashion Incubator and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (awarded last week to shoe designer Paul Andrew), Kolb is behind some of the organization’s most galvanizing efforts to make American fashion a driving force on the level of the world’s fashion capitals. So when he talks about what he’s learned and where he gets his style inspiration, we’re taking notes.