As one of the select few judges on the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund panel, Nordstrom fashion director Jeffrey Kalinsky will do his best to get to each of the finalists’ NYFW presentations. When I arrive at Jeffrey New York, his Chelsea neighborhood flagship, to meet up before the Rodarte show, I find him consulting with his assistant about the day’s schedule and making a last-minute adjustment.
All posed images from the Rodarte show by Olivia Locher
Before we see the spring collection from 2006’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runners-up (that was the year Rodarte sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy were in the thick of it with Phillip Lim and the guys from rag & bone, just to name a few), we’ll stop to see Stampd. L.A.’s Chris Stamp started the line seven years ago with a feel for streetwear basics that could be beautifully crafted with impeccable materials.