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."
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.