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Ethiopian Supermodel Liya Kebede, Edun’s Danielle Sherman & 28 other Fashion Designers Join CFDA



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Great news for Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede, Danielle Sherman – Director of ethical fashion brand Edun and 28 others as they have joined the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

The non-profit organisation takes in members every year by invitation, and now they have admitted 30 new members who applied for the job via résumés, portfolios and letters of recommendation. The membership is now a total of 478.

Other members who got admitted include Jonathan Simkhai, Tim Coppens, Veronica Beard’s Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard, Carlos Campos, Ernest Sabine of Ernest Alexander, Raan and Shea Parton of Apolis and more.

According to Steven Kolb (CEO, CFDA) – “These designers are not just uniquely talented, but they also represent, through their businesses, an important contribution to American economy and job creation“.

See the full list on

The brand is known for its legendary awards ceremony which holds every year in New York, but also offers programs that support professional development and scholarships in fashion design.

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  1. Ejos

    July 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Edun was founded by Ali Hewson and Bono. Liya Kebede’s brand is Lemlem.

  2. Hi

    July 23, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Bono (U2)? is all over the place. With the Agriculture campaign in Africa called “one”, right? D’banj is a lucky chap.

  3. styleroom

    July 23, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    visit for your affordable wears.

  4. Mz Socially Awkward...

    July 23, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    All I want to know is – where did Lisa get that skirt from?? I want, ohhhh.

    • amy

      July 24, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      Chei, I follow you want this skirt. Let me know if you find out.

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