2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists

CFDA Vogue Fund

The 2012 CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America)/Vogue Fashion Fund Competition finalists have been announced! Hundreds of designers applied for this competition, but only ten get to go on for a chance to become the next Joseph Altuzarra, the 2011 winner. After making it through the in-depth application process, the top ten finalist are now gearing up to present their collections to a panel of judges for review. Additional challenges include: creating unique pieces for Tiffany & Co, and participating in a runway show at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont. The first place winner will be awarded $300,000, the two runner-ups will receive $100,000 and the opportunity to be mentored by an industry leader.

The 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists are:

Andrea Lieberman, A.L.C.
Greg Armas, Assembly New York
Sofia Sizzi, Giulietta
Justin Salguero, Daniel Silberman, and Alina Silberman; Illesteva
Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
Jennifer Meyer Maguire, Jennifer Meyer
Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, Suno
Tabitha Simmons, Tabitha Simmons
Greg Chait, The Elder Statesman
Wes Gordon, Wes Gordon

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund was established in 2003. The purpose of this organization is to help American designers succeed with guidance from an industry professional along with financial support. Last year Joseph Altuzarra won the $300,000; while Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind (Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters) received $100,000. Fashion icon leaders like Diane Von Furstenberg became their business mentors. The 2012 winners are expected to be announced November 13th at the New York dinner gala.

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