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?
CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Names Its Finalists
Ten American designers just got a lot happier. The CFDA and Vogue announced their ten finalists for the seventh annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund initiative, and we're pretty pleased with the results (as we're sure they are as well). Though the process is far from being over--the winner and two runners-up will be announced on November 15--having the list in our hands is enough to make us sit on the edge of our seats. The finalists are as follows: