The finalists for the 2016 prestigious award were announced last night.
On Wednesday night, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund announced its new batch of 10 accomplished designers as nominees for the 2016 year. Winning is more than just $400,000 and a mentorship — it can launch you into the fashion big leagues. Past winners have included (in case you... Continue reading
The new class is in session. Last night, this year's crop of CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists were announced at a cocktail party at Proenza Schouler's Soho store. (The brand's designers, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, won the first Fashion Fund competition 12 years ago.) The list includes Adam Selman, who ... More »
On Wednesday evening in New York, fashion's elite gathered at the Proenza Schouler store on Greene Street in Soho for the announcement of the 2016 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists. With past winners including Proenza Schouler's own Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Joseph... Continue reading
Thaddeus O’Neil hates being labeled. The 40-year-old Long Island native is a deft designer, sure — being named a finalist for the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2015 is proof enough of that — but he’s also a surfer, a photographer, a poet and a former model. Show More Summary
When I tell people who have never heard of the Fashion Fund that one of my jobs at Vogue is to work with the CFDA on a program that helps foster emerging American fashion talent, they sometimes think that I mean something along the lines of seeding knitting circles or helping youths drape fabric. Show More Summary
Amazon Fashion puts the spotlight on the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists with a ten-part docuseries entitled The Fashion Fund. The brands’ spring-summer 2016 collections are also part of an online store for Amazon Fashion. Championing American labels, men’s ready to wear brands include Cadet, David Hart, Baldwin and Thaddeus O’Neil. Show More Summary
Kempt Staff Amazon launched the third season of The Fashion Fund today. The show follows the nominees for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, which awards its winning designer $400,000 and a mentorship. David Hart, in addition to being one of our favorite up-and-coming menswear designers, was a nominee. Show More Summary
For the 10th season, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund is set to host a group of its 2015 finalists at Paris Fashion Week as part of its Americans in Paris initiative. Announced here exclusively, the eight designers listed below will travel to the City of Light from March 5-7 to display their spring... Continue reading
In a partitioned corner of the basement of one of the Garment District's last remaining factories, Rio Uribe, the 30-year-old founder of Gypsy Sport and recent winner of the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, is busy reworking his fall 2016 collection. A few days earlier, he had shown a selection... Continue reading
Each season during New York Fashion Week, IMG-owned Made carefully selects several up-and-coming designers to show at one of its downtown venues, generously covering the costs of location, production, hair and makeup through brand sponsorships. Since its inception in 2009, Alexander Wang,... Continue reading
The British Fashion Council has just announced the five up-and-coming London-based brands who will compete for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund (the UK's version of our CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund). Osman Yousefzada, Amy Powney of Mother of Pearl, Emilia Wickstead, Sophia Webster and... Continue reading
Baja East designers Scott Studenberg and John Targon — finalists in this year's prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competiton — are scheduled to show off what they've called their "loose luxury," "ambisexual" line in a trunk show from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Elyse Walker. The boutique is at 15306...
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Military-inspired label Cadet has been rising fast in the menswear ranks. After being shortlisted for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, Raul Castillo and Brad Schmidt, the adorable gay couple behind the brand, also won the Design Entrepreneur award last October. Show More Summary
Up until this year, Thaddeus O’Neil's relaxed “après-surf” designs had been reserved, at least nominally, just for men. But then O'Neil became a finalist for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund — the competition that’s given rise to designers like Public School, plus the soon-to-be focus of a new show on Amazon — and gained fashion's bigwigs... More »
On Monday, Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, and Steven Kolb started the week off announcing their picks for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists — a tie between Brother Vellies, Gypsy Sport, and Jonathan Simkhai. But first: the traditional dinner of chicken potpie, enjoyed by guests like Lorde, Riccardo Tisci, Karlie Kloss, and... More »
We talked to designer—and newly crowned CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner—Aurora James about working with artisans in Africa, the one thing she always packs, and her no. 1 fan (Kanye!).
This year, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund made the decision to award its top prize to three. Brother Vellies designer Aurora James, Gypsy Sport’s Rio Uribe and Jonathan Simkhai walked away with $300,000 each to invest in their individual brands. Show More Summary
As one might expect, the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios in New York City were a study in chic. Established designers Prabal Gurung, Tory Burch, and Vera Wang attended to honor emerging talents; the winners—Brother...Show More Summary