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  • Writer's pictureClaudio Fibonacci

Calling All Fashion Innovators: Apply Now for the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Fashion Fund!

Applications Are Now Open for the 20th Anniversary Edition of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

Exciting News for Emerging Designers!

It’s a milestone year for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. Established in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the Fund has been a beacon of support for up-and-coming designers, propelling many to success and shaping the landscape of American fashion.

Application Details

Applications for the 20th edition of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund are now open. Designers who have been in business for a minimum of two years with yearly revenue not exceeding 10 million dollars are eligible to apply. The primary business must be based in the United States, and the company should have no more than thirty full-time employees.

Key Mentors and Committee Members

Tommy Hilfiger will be the key mentor for the 10 finalists selected for this year’s Fund. The committee, led by Danielle Frankel Hirsch and including industry experts like Emily Adams Bode Aujla, Beckett Fogg, and Alejandra Alonso Rojas, will explore funding opportunities for the program.

Selection Process

The winners of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund will be announced at a gala in mid-October. The 2024 Selection Committee, comprising influential figures such as Anna Wintour, Steven Kolb, Thom Browne, Mark Holgate, Nicole Phelps, Eva Chen, Aurora James, and more, will have the challenging task of selecting the next wave of design talent.

This prestigious platform offers unparalleled exposure and support to emerging designers, paving the way for their future success in the fashion industry. The legacy of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund continues to shine bright, nurturing creativity and innovation in American fashion.

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