This year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists were announced yesterday. Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour revealed the names of the ten brands which will vie for a $300,000 grant, and we're happy to see some of our favorite new talents in the shortlist.
Another highlight is Tim Coppens, a standout at the latest New York Fashion Week.
In addition to the prospect of a hefty check, the finalists of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund will take part in a special design project for Japanese retailer Uniqlo, to be unveiled in October. They will also present a selection of looks during a runway show presented at L.A.'s swanky hotel Chateau Marmont.
Former recipients of the Fashion Fund include Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, and Joseph Altuzarra. The grant is considered a huge push for emerging designers trying to expand the reach of their label.
The lucky winner(s) will be announced on November 11 after a four-month review and in-depth interviews with the CFDA committee members.
See below the full list of the 2013 CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists:
Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne (Public School)
Veronica Miele Beard & Veronica Swanson Beard (Veronica Beard)
Marc Alary (Marc Alary Jewelry)
Misha Nonoo (Nonoo)
Shimon Ovadia and Ariel Ovadia (Ovadia & Sons)
Ryan Lobo & Ramon Martin (Tome)
Commodore Jason Jones (Parrabellum)
Juan Carlos Obando