After a morning of deliberations, the 10 finalists of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund were announced today on Vogue and the CFDA’s social media platforms.
Batsheva, Batsheva Hay
Bode, Emily Adams Bode
Christian Cowan, Christian Cowan
Hunting Season, Danielle Corona
Jonathan Cohen, Jonathan Cohen and Sarah Leff
Luar, Raul Lopez
Matthew Adams Dolan, Matthew Adams Dolan
Pyer Moss, Kerby Jean-Raymond
Rebecca de Ravenel, Rebecca de Ravenel
Scosha, Scosha Woolridge
The 10 finalists were chosen by a panel of judges including Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, Steven Kolb, Andrew Rosen, Mark Holgate, Nicole Phelps, Roopal Patel, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Eva Chen, and Joseph Altuzarra.
“This year’s ten finalists will more than ably follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before them,” said Anna Wintour, Vogue Editor-in-Chief and Artistic Director of Condé Nast. “They’re not only talented, they’re engaged with a rapidly changing world, reflecting a whole new set of values and beliefs about what fashion can and should be.”
“For the past 15 years, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has transformed American fashion by creating a path for emerging designers to find success in the business of fashion,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA. “The program has had global impact and inspired other fashion capitals to put a focus on emerging talent.”
Over the next couple of months, judges will meet with each finalist in their studio and review their current collections, leading to a winner and two runners up being named at a November 5 fashion show and gala in New York.
The winner will receive $400,000, while the runners up will take home $150,000 each. All winners will also receive a year of mentorship from CFDA designers and fashion executives.