Vogue has just announced the 10 finalists for this year's annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The winner will receive a cash prize and mentorship from an industry veteran. Joseph Altuzarra took home the top prize ($300,000) for 2011, while runners up Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind got $100,000 each. All three of them got to design a capsule collection for J. Crew. And, it was all documented on a Hulu show.
Now, the following designers will embark on a series of challenges over the next few months, including presenting to a panel of judges, creating a one-of-a-kind piece for Tiffany & Co., and staging a runway show in Los Angeles at the Chateau Marmont. The winner and runners up will be announced at a gala dinner November 13. So, without further ado, the finalists are... • Andrea Lieberman, A.L.C. • Greg Armas, Assembly New York • Sofia Sizzi, Giulietta • Justin Salguero, Daniel Silberman, and Alina Silberman; Illesteva • Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry • Jennifer Meyer Maguire, Jennifer Meyer • Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, Suno • Tabitha Simmons, Tabitha Simmons • Greg Chait, The Elder Statesman • Wes Gordon, Wes Gordon