Congrats are in order to designer Joseph Altuzarra who won the Council of Fashion Designers/Vogue Fashion Fund grand prize, $300,000 at last night’s award ceremony. Apart with the grand prize to fund emerging designers to further their brands, the fund also includes a mentorship program with a leading fashion designer.
Although Altuzarra won the top prize, NY based jewelry designer Pamela Love and ready to wear newcomers Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind were runners up. They’ll each receive $100,000 to put towards their businesses as well as mentorship program with leading designers.
The awards, now in its eighth year, were presented at Skylight Soho to a crowd of industry insider including CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg, U.S. Vogue’s editrix, keynote speaker Calvin Klein and past winners Alexander Wang and Billy Reid.
Congrats again to all the fab winners!
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