CFDA’s Fashion Incubator

Last night, The Standard, New York hosted the first in a series of panel discussions which you will begin to see more frequently within our hallowed halls.  The CFDA pulled together retailing’s top masters for a discussion on the future of the industry.  Panelists included my personal favorite Roopal Patel of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, Jeffrey Kalinsky of Jeffrey, Alexis Maybank, Founder of Gilt Groupe, Jan-Hendrik Schlottman, CEO of Derek Lam and Paul Birardi of Odin.

I stopped by to give my take of the future of Stan’s shopping endeavors but they didn’t have a wet bar, so I didn’t stay long.  But what I DID notice was uber-designer Prabal Gurung and jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia in the audience paying very close attention.  With a slight wave to Prabal and an air kiss to Waris, I was out the door, heading uptown to Barney’s to continue the “talks”.


Check out pics of everyone here.

Photos by: David Nicholas