Friday, November 10, 2023

Rachel Scott, the Jamaican designer who fronts the New York-based label Diotima, continues to have quite the year! Her collection — at Bergdorf Goodman — and in particular the crystal-encrusted crochet dresses — has been spotted on the likes of celebrities Keke Palmer, Doja Cat, and Gabrielle Union.

To cap a memorable year, Scott, who was named runner-up for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, and finalist for the LVMH Prize, has won the Shop with Google American Emerging Designer of the Year award at the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards, presented by Amazon Fashion. The ceremony took place on Monday, November 6 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc (CFDA) is a non-profit association founded in 1962 with a membership of 458 of America's foremost womenswear, menswear, jewellery, eyewear, and accessory designers. Each year, the best and brightest gather in their finest outfits to celebrate the big wins of the past year. For the ceremony, Scott dressed media personalities Ayesha Curry, Aurora James, Rickie De Sole, and Eva Chen, as well as her guest model, Saint International alum Kai Newman.

Page 2 shares highlights.

American journalist Eva Chen attended the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards in Diotima.
Rachel Scott (right) and Kai Newman headed to the American Museum of Natural History for the CFDA awards.
Brother Vellies Creative Director and Founder Aurora James had a leg up on the fashion girlies in Diotima Spring '24.
First spotted on Jamaican contemporary artist Laura Facey in the Spring '24 lookbook, the Talisman Dress in signature starched Doilie Crochet — made by hand in Jamaica — was a winner on Canadian-American author and television personality Ayesha Curry. Brother Vellies Bike Heels in black completed the look.
Nordstrom Women's Fashion Director Rickie De Sole also hit the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards in Diotima.
Diotima founder and creative director Rachel Scott is a picture of joy moments after being presented with The Shop with Google American Emerging Designer of the Year Award at the the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards presented by Amazon Fashion.
While she may have outfitted her guest model, Saint International front-runner Kai Newman (left), in one of her crochet creations for the evening, Diotima founder and creative director Rachel Scott was also on point in her fave crystal mesh dress, blazer, and carved wood heart with gold leaf by Jamaican artist Laura Facey.

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