by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine five
years ago, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund grants emerging talents a cash prize and mentorship
programs by industry leaders. The winner receives an award of as much
as $200,000, and the two runners-up receive up to $50,000 each. Previous
winners were Rogan Gregory of Rogan, Doo-Ri Chung, Trovata and Proenza
Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough.
This year’s 10 finalists (chosen from 100 candidates) for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund were just announced yesterday! They include; Richard Chai, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Irene Neuwirth, Albertus Q.
Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus, Alejandro Ingelmo, Juan Carlos Obando,
Swaim and Christina Hutson of Obedient Sons & Daughters, John
Patrick of Organic and Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava. The winner and runners-up will be announced at a gala dinner in NYC on November 17.
The fund is sponsored by partner
Gap, and underwriters Vogue, Barneys New York, Coach, Kellwood Co.,
Juicy Couture, Liz Claiborne Inc., Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, Theory
and L’Oréal Paris. American Express and Evgeny Lebedev join as
underwriters this year.
Photos: NYTimes, NY Mag, Getty
Tags: Albertus Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus, Alejandro Ingelmo, Alexander Wang, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, Diane von Furstenberg, Doo-Ri Chung, Irene Neuwirth, Jason Wu, John Patrick of Organic and Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava, Juan Carlos Obando, Richard Chai, Rogan Gregory of Rogan, Swaim and Christina Hutson of Obedient Sons & Daughters, Trovata and Proenza Schouler's Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough