O CFDA - Council of Fashion Designers of America e a revista Vogue criaram um programa de suporte para apoiar a nova geração de designers de moda. E todo ano faz uma eleição dos melhores jovens designers moda. Os ganhadores recebem premios em dinheiro como também suporte de marketing, vendas, produção e exportação. As fotos acima foram tiradas no desfile promovido pela vogue e CFDA no último Fall 2011 Fashion Week onde os ganhadores e participantes do concurso do passado mostraram um pouco dos seus trabalhos.
The CFDA - Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine have created an endowment to support the next generation of American fashion designers. With monies raised, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has been established, the stated purpose of which is to generate sufficient income each year to fund significant financial awards to one or more designers and provide business mentoring. Award recipients are selected by a Committee of industry experts, based on the exceptional talent they have already demonstrated in fashion design and their capacity for future distinction in the fashion industry.
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Selection Committee annually selects three emerging fashion designer, who receive:
(1) business mentoring from an established team of fashion industry professionals, in areas such as business planning, marketing, sourcing, production, exporting, etc. and
(2) to encourage and enable the recipients to pursue his/her own independent design plan (one winner at $300,000 and two runners-up at $100,000 each).
The pictures above were taken at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund show in the last Fall 2011 Fashion Week.