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The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Finalists Are Here & Queer

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Finalists Are Here & Queer

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Each designer has a chance at winning $400k & mentorship from established industry creatives. 

The 10 finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund have been announced, and each now has a shot at raking in that sweet, sweet $400k grand prize (two runner-ups will take home a cool $100K).

Each one of the 10 picks will receive mentorship and guidance from established industry creatives, and present a final collection at Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont in October. From there, judges will decide a winner and announce the top contenders in NYC on November 6.

The panel, which consists of such legends as Diane von Furstenberg, Ashley Olsen and Prabal Gurung, welcomes four new members this year: previous fund winners Joseph Altuzarra and Eva Chen, Saks' Senior VP and Fashion Director Roopal Patel, and Vogue Runway's Director Nicole Phelps.

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The finalists this year include some of our queer favorites, including Vaquera, who've previously wowed us with their Handmaid's Tale collaboration and alt-Americana inspired runways, and Chromat, responsible for futuristic swim and athleticwear and a new electric capsule collection with MAC. Take a look at the full list, below:

Ahlem Manai-Platt (eyewear): Ahlem

Becca McCharen-Tran (swim and athleticwear): Chromat

Christopher Bevans (menswear): Dyne

Victor Glemaud (knitwear): Victor Glemaud

Jordan Askill (jewelry): Jordan Askill

Matthew Harris (jewelry): Mateo New York

Eli Azran (streetwear): RTA

Sandy Liang (womenswear): Sandy Liang

Telfar Clemens (ready-to-wear): Telfar LLC

Patric DiCaprio, Bryn Taubensee, David Moses & Claire Sully (ready-to-wear): Vaquera

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