We won't know the winner of the next CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear (an honour dedicated to emerging talent) until June. The nominees include Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung and Joseph Altuzarra - but Cathy Horyn has already announced, via her blog, who's caught her eye.
"[W]ho in three or four seasons has provided the creative stretch that runway mavens look for?," Horyn wrote. "Whose name is mentioned quietly among European houses as someone to watch and, maybe eventually, design or advise behind the scenes? And who keeps a bit of a distance from the pack? Beyond the CFDA awards night on June 7, I would keep my eye on Mr. Altuzarra." Well, Mr. Altuzarra. Win or lose, you have something to smile about.