The CFDA has gone for another Thom.
Thom Browne has been named the next chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, effective Jan. 1 and will be charged with steering the organization amid a rapidly changing landscape.
The CFDA board unanimously elected Browne to the role for a two-year term. The 57-year-old designer succeeds Tom Ford, who completed a three-year term at the end of May. Since that time Steven Kolb, chief executive officer of the CFDA, has served as interim chair and will continue to do so through Dec. 31.
During his term Ford diversified the board; initiated new programs to help bring much-needed diversity, equity and inclusion to the fashion industry; partnered with brands to help provide access to hundreds of jobs, opportunities and mentorships, and started A Common Thread with Vogue, which distributed more than $5 million in relief aid to fashion businesses during the