This year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists — which in years past have included winners Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra and Proenza Schouler — have been revealed.
The designers making the final round include:
Baja East, Scott Studenberg and John Targon
Baldwin, Matt Baldwin
Brother Vellies, Aurora
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
In the next four months, the group of finalists will participate in design and advertising challenges before presenting their creations on the runway at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood in October.
The winner — who will be announced Nov. 2 — will receive $400,000 to invest in his or her brand ($100,000 more than last year’s prize) while the runner-ups will be awarded $150,000.