Bright reds, oranges and yellows ruled the night.
Plus, the program's Selection Committee welcomed four new, big-name judges.
After landing a spot among the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists — and getting big in Japan — the New York-based designer is branching out into womenswear that evokes his beachy, laid-back spirit.
This year's winner will receive $400,000 to invest in his or her label, with two runners-up receiving $150,000.
It's a good time to be a young designer.