Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fashion Fund USA and UK

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue...

For the sixth year, up-and-coming American fashion talent competed for cash prizes and mentoring from industry insiders.

“The ten finalists we selected are a talented, diverse group, who are building healthy independent businesses in challenging times.” Anna Wintour.

Sophie Theallet (See above image of s/s 2010 collection)was the winner and two runners-up Jeweler Monique Péan and menswear designer Patrik Ervell were announced at a gala on November 16 2009 in New York City. 

Finalists of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund:

ALABAMA CHANIN – Natalie Chanin

ESQUIVEL SHOES – George Esquivel

GARY GRAHAM – Gary Graham

HOUSE OF WARIS – Waris Ahluwalia


OHNE TITEL – Flora Gill and Alexa Adams

PATRIK ERVELL – Patrik Ervell ** RUNNER UP**

SOPHIE THEALLET – Sophie Theallet **WINNER**

SPURR – Simon Spurr

WAYNE – Wayne Lee

The British Fashion Council (BFC) and Vogue...

On the 11th January 2010 announced the shortlist of designers for the inaugural Fashion Fund.
Taken From the British Fashion Council website...
"The Fund will provide one British based designer with £200,000 and high level mentoring support...The aim of The Fund is to assist talented British designers with the potential for commercial growth to start making the transition from a developing creative business to a global fashion brand"
The shortlisted designers are:

Angel Jackson

Christopher Kane

Clements Ribeiro



Marios Schwab

Nicholas Kirkwood

Richard Nicoll

Supporters of the UK Designer Fashion Fund include:

Arcadia Group, Burberry, Condé Nast, Debenhams, Harrods, House of Fraser, HSBC Commercial Bank, Jaeger / Aquascutum, Marks & Spencer, Paul Smith, Tesco Clothing, TONI&GUY and Westfield Shopping Towns.

They are going to keep us waiting for new of the winner, to be revealed in the May 2010 issue of UK Vogue.

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