Meet the 8 New York Designers the CFDA is Sending to Paris Fashion Week

The latest beneficiaries of the CFDA/'Vogue' Fashion Fund's Americans in Paris program are announced here exclusively.
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The latest beneficiaries of the CFDA/'Vogue' Fashion Fund's Americans in Paris program are announced here exclusively.
Winners Aurora James of Brother Vellies, Jonathan Simkhai and Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport at the 2015 CFDA/"Vogue" Fashion Fund Awards in New York. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Winners Aurora James of Brother Vellies, Jonathan Simkhai and Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport at the 2015 CFDA/"Vogue" Fashion Fund Awards in New York. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

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 fall 2016 collections to international retailers, buyers and editors. This season, the showroom will be held at a new location: Paris's Espace Commines at 17 rue Commines. Tumi, a longtime sponsor of Americans in Paris, has once again underwritten the showcase. 

"This season, Americans in Paris not just has a new venue, but also an entirely new group of designers, all of whom were finalists of the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund," said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA, in a release. "By showing their collections in Paris during Fashion Week, these designers are given an opportunity to grow their businesses on a global level."

See below for the full list of designers, including 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners Aurora James of Brother Vellies, Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport and Jonathan Simkhai.

Brother Vellies, Aurora James
Cadet, Brad Schmidt and Raul Arevelo
CG, Chris Gelinas
Chromat, Becca McCharen
David Hart, David Hart
Gypsy Sport, Rio Uribe
Jonathan Simkhai, Jonathan Simkhai
Thaddeus O'Neil, Thaddeus O'Neil

See you there.

This story has been updated to reflect that the eight designers will be showing their fall 2016, not spring 2016, collections.

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