Every year, the Council of Fashion Designers of America gives awards to designers who have achieved excellence in the fashion world. The nominees are selected by their peers in categories such as Women’s Wear, Menswear, Accessories, Lifetime Achievement, Founders, and International Fashion. The 2013 nominees for Menswear this year are three New York City based designers: Steven Cox and Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown; Michael Bastian; and Thom Browne.
The first designers, Steven Cox and Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown, have the trademark of using unique fabrics and bold colors in their creations. In 2006, they began to design a line of shoes with the well- known “Florsheim” and recently in 2012 joined forces with Perry Ellis to create a line of Luxury American Sportswear. Some great examples of their work are these great leather moccasins. The buttery softness of the leather provides comfort, as the texture of the hand stitched toe box adds a unique interest. Also, the bold orange color is hot for 2013.