Joseph Altuzarra wins CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund Prize. Pamela Love and Creatures Of The Wind named runners-up.
The 15th of november, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue announced the recipients of the eighth annual awards from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF).
Winner: Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra.
Runners-Up: Shane Gabier & Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind. Pamela Love of Pamela Love Jewelry.
The winner and runners-up will each meet regularly with an assigned business mentor, based on their specific needs for business expertise and resources; meetings will take place on a monthly or as-needed basis.
Additionally, the winner and runners-up will receive cash prizes—$300,000 for the winner and $100,000 for each of the runners-up. The cash awards are designed to encourage and enable these emerging designers to pursue their design plans. The program has now granted $2.3 million in total to twenty-one design companies, including 3.1 Phillip Lim, Albertus Swanepoel, Alexander Wang, Billy Reid, Derek Lam, Doo.Ri, Eddie Borgo, Monique Péan, Patrik Ervell, Philip Crangi, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Rogan, Sophie Theallet, Thakoon, Thom Browne, and Vena Cava.
On January 26, “The Fashion Fund” will premiere exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus. The six-part original series, produced by Break Thru Films and directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Fund and the lives of the ten finalists as they make their way through the competition.