Over the past twelve years, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has granted more than $4 million to more than 30 design companies, including winners like Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, and Proenza Schouler, and runners-up like Tabitha Simmons, Prabal Gurung, and Thom Browne. Tonight at a cocktail reception at The Jane hotel, ten finalists—whittled down from hundreds of applicants—came that much closer to joining that illustrious list.
Over the next four months, this group of ten finalists—in addition to running their businesses as usual—will participate in special design and advertising challenges, stage a runway show at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, and, of course, share their stories and inspirations with Vogue.com. It all leads up to the big announcement on November 2.
The 2015 finalists are:
Baja East, Scott Studenberg and John Targon
Baldwin, Matt Baldwin
Brother Vellies, Aurora James
Cadet, Brad Schmidt and Raul Arevalo
CG, Chris Gelinas
Chromat, Becca McCharen
David Hart, David Hart
Gypsy Sport, Rio Uribe
Jonathan Simkhai, Jonathan Simkhai
Thaddeus O’Neil, Thaddeus O’Neil
Look back at last year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund:
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