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We mentioned that LA designer Juan Carlos Obando has been named a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist. If you are not already familiar with Obando's creations, we would like to bestow on you his fall/winter '08 collection, which plays gorgeously on texture, drape and transparency. We knew his day job was as a Creative Director, but we learn from Presse Boutique's blog, that he's even busier than we could've imagined and has contributed significantly to the shop's online presence: "JC not only designed this website, mapped out Presse Pass, our in-house magazine, created a ridiculous store window for our launch party (complete with $50,000 worth of on-loan Vera Wang gowns), but serves as both a creative and business sounding board." This is serious multi-tasking, people.
· High Five! [Press Boutique Blog]
· CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists [Racked]