The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Selection Committee announced the finalists for this year's award: Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava, Richard Chai, Swaim and Christina Hutson of Obedient Sons & Daughters, Alejandro Ingelmo, Irene Neuwirth, Juan Carlos Obando, John Patrick of Organic, Albertus Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus, Alexander Wang, and Jason Wu. As always, we won't know who's following in the steps of Rogan, Trovata, Doo-Ri and Proenza by winning the big $200,000 and industry mentorship until the big dinner gala on November 17th. In the meantime, we're looking forward to the big spread in Vogue - we can already see Erin posing tough in one of Alexander's designs - and the off chance that maybe they'll put together another Seamless. Seriously, can we get another Seamless?
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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...