Designer News. CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists Announced

July 16, 2008 • Fashion


Richard Chai

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

Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava

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.


Alexander Wang & CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg

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.

Source: WWD
Photos: NYTimes, NY Mag, Getty

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