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For the past nine years, the CFDA and Vogue have teamed up to award a promising young designer with $300,000 towards their line and a mentorship with a top industry figure. Past winners include Joseph Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, and Sophie Theallet, and this year, as always, competition was fierce. So, who’s the up-and-comer who took home the grand prize?
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Initiative, an organization dedicated to aiding up-and-coming American designers on the path to realizing their dreams, announced the finalists in its annual Fashion Fund Competition today.
Carolina Herrera will be honored by Fashion Group International in the fall as the recipient of their Superstar award.
Awards season is upon us! While there are plenty of entertainment award shows coming up (Golden Globes! Oscars! Grammys!), there are also quite a few fashion awards to be given out. Today both the finalists for Fashion Group International’s Rising Star awards and the winners of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund awards for emerging designers were announced.
Last night, in a ceremony that combined the opening of Ralph Lauren‘s new mansion of a store on New York’s Madison Avenue and the designer’s 71st birthday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg awarded Lauren for his philanthropic work and his leadership in business. He’s the first fashion designer ever to receive the honor.
We will admit to having had some doubt in Harper’s Bazaar in the past. But 2009-2010 seems to have been a year with more hits than misses, because yesterday Glenda Bailey‘s book won the Magazine Cover of the Year Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Another awards show… another Best Dressed/Worst Dressed list. Last night’s Tony Awards should have been full of dramatic and theatrical gowns — think Sarah Jessica Parker’s Chanel Emmy’s dress in 2003. And while we agree last night’s looks were dramatic, it was a far cry from anything fashion forward.
Saturday evening marked Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, one of the few opportunities that Young Hollywood has to dress playfully and casually. This weekend’s Orange Carpet was rather refreshing; we saw color, beautiful draping, and charming accessories.
To be inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America is like winning an Oscar. And just like the nominations for the Academy Awards, the fashion community waits breathlessly to discover who is to be honored and, more importantly, who is to be recognized as the latest and greatest in fashion.