AND THE WINNER IS……CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards
The 15th edition of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards happened on Monday night with designer KERBY JEAN RAYMOND, of the popular fashion brand PYER MOSS, emerging victorious as the winner of this year’s award, and, the $400,000. cash prize that came with it. The CFDA, Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF) was created to encourage and showcase young, up and coming fashion designers to help launch, grow and position their work up to the next level. Past winners of this prestigious award include; Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, David Hart, and Telfar.
Runners-up for the CVFF award were Emily Adams Bode for her Bode Menswear line, and Jonathan Cohen, both winning cash prizes of $150,000. each. The other finalists were; Batsheva, Hunting Season, Christian Cowan, Scosha, Luar, Matthew Adams Dolan, and Rebecca de Ravenel. The Brooklyn Navy Yard venue was transformed into a grand show-space, facilitated this layered event that began with cocktails. A sumptuous `Chicken Pot Pie’ dinner was served alongside Kim Crawford Wines, before the show and awards presentation happened. The winners were announced by actress Emily Blunt after a massive showing from each finalist. They all used performance art as a tool to showcase their collections. Pyer Moss had a choir in the balcony, while his models indulged in dance on the wide makeshift catwalk, models zipped around on Vespa scooters, drag super-star Shangela made a grand entrance in a Tesla vehicle, trapeze artists zoomed overhead…it was all part of the unique fashion presentation from the CVFF finalists.