The New York–based Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced the induction of 31 new members. Among the inductees this year are several California and New York based designers, including Marcella and Johan Lindeberg of Justin Timberlake’s line William Rast, Koi Suwannagate of Paris 68, whose intricate line earned her a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nomination last year. Also among the inductees include Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, whose The Row and Elizabeth & James collections are based in New York and Los Angeles. Others include Alexander Wang, Chris Benz, Christina and Swaim Hutson, formerly of Obedient Sons and Daughters, Jenna Lyons of J. Crew and Jason Wu.
The CFDA will hold a gala for its newest members Oct. 21 during its celebration of its 50th anniversary at the Four Seasons in Manhattan.