How's this for a hook up? LIFEwithBIRD designers Bridget McCall and Nicholas Van Messner met Calvin Klein womenswear director Francisco Costa a little while ago in New York. They also caught up with the designer while he visited our shores back in March for the L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival. After familiarising himself with their label, Costa suggested hosting a dinner in their honour back in NYC to introduce the brand to fashionable friends. Unsure of whether the hook-up would actually come off the ground, both Bridget and Nicholas were shocked when the event eventually took place at NY hotspot Betel recently. The Australian designers stood amongst fashion heavyweights including Harper's BAZAAR fashion news and features director Anamaria Wilson, senior market editor of US Vogue Meredith Melling Burke; and fashion designer Prabal Gurung. Impressive much? Designer Nicholas explains the experience as happening very casually: "I think their is a stigma that everyone in the fashion industry is just fashion and hype, but we feel like we've made some great friends in Francisco and Malcolm from Calvin Klein." Expect to see more from this great Australian label on an international scale soon.
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