Before launching his eponymous label in 2004, Colombian-American fashion designer Brian Reyes honed his skills at the ateliers of Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. Now the head of global design at Calvin Klein Underwear, Reyes became a Fashion Week favorite by combining romantic fabrics with bold prints to create sophisticated separates, flattering dresses and breezy resort wear ensembles. Reyes’ designs have been worn by A-listers such as Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Garner and have received coverage in <i>Vogue</i>, <i>Elle</i> and <i>WWD</i>.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association of over 300 of America’s foremost fashion and accessory designers. Founded in 1962, the CFDA continues to advance the status of fashion design as a branch of American art and culture; to raise its artistic and professional standards; to define a code of ethical practices of mutual benefit in public and trade relations; and, to promote appreciation of the fashion arts through leadership in quality and aesthetic discernment. In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, the organization is committed to nurturing the development of the American fashion industry’s future designers. The CFDA’s Educational Initiatives provide support and resources for students at the high school, collegiate and post-graduate levels. In addition, CFDA supports working designers in the early stages and throughout their careers. The CFDA, through the CFDA Foundation, Inc., mobilizes its membership to raise funds for important charitable causes: Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and The CFDA-Vogue Initiative for HIV and AIDS (7th on Sale).
Practice your runway strut in threads from fashion's biggest names. Look to Derek Lam and Erin Fetherston for printed silk frocks. Or opt for candy-bright cotton dresses from Brian Reyes. And don’t miss Behnaz Sarafpour’s bold designs, like a cropped python jacket and Chantilly lace tie-collar blouse.
Before launching his eponymous label in 2004, Colombian designer Brian Reyes honed his skills at the ateliers of Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren. Celebrated for his sophisticated designs, Reyes’s breezy ensembles combine romantic fabrics with bold prints to create an undeniable sense of style and modernity. Brian Reyes pieces have been spotted on A-listers from Cate Blanchett to Jennifer Garner and have received coverage in Vogue, Elle, and WWD. On the racks at Barneys and Bloomingdale’s, the Brian Reyes collection is now available at Gilt Groupe.
Finish your week in style: This summer sale is a grab bag of amazing essential pieces, from cocktail dresses and summery tops to versatile separates you'll wear all year round. Mix and match some of your favorite names in fashion, including Vera Wang and Alberta Ferretti.