"The CFDA (technically, The Council of Fashion Designers of America) has just announced its new crop of members. Highlights from the new class include Carlos Campos, Ernest Sabine of Ernest Alexander, Raan and Shea Parton of Apolis, rising star Tim Coppens, and GQ Best New Menswear Designer in America nominees Ben and Doug Burkman. For those not familiar with what exactly it is that the CFDA does, it is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping American designers flourish in the global fashion realm. The organization, based in New York City, also assists young labels here in the U.S. and works with them to realize their full potential. They also host an awards ceremony once a year to honor the best designers, rising talent, and other notables from the wonderful world of fashion."