Ten Names to Know If You Don't Already; The CFDA Fashion Fund Finalists Announced

July 19, 2010 by Justine Schwartz
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Ten lucky designers, including Prabal Gurung (above), were named as finalists for the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. If you’ve been living under a rock, the Fashion Fund is an Anna Wintour project which grants $200,000 to emerging designers. Past winners include Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. Here’s our cheat sheet on this year’s finalists:

Joseph Altuzarra:

With an impressive resume that includes design gigs with Proenza Schouler and Givenchy, Joseph Altuzarra is a front runner for the CFDA award.

Prabal Gurung:

Before starting his own line, this Nepalese designer was at Bill Blass. His celebrity clients include Demi Moore, Michelle Obama and Katie Holmes.

Eddie Borgo:

Eddie Borgo has created work for fellow finalist Altazurra, as well as 3.1 Phillip Lim and Marchesa.

Pamela Love:

This New York jewelry designer has a serious cult following, designs jewelry for HBO’s True Blood and has been used in the runways shows of Marchesa, Zac Posen and many more.

Moss Lipow:

Moss Lipow’s eye-catching eyewear designs have been published in WWD and international editions of Vogue.

Gregory Parkinson:

This British designer, by way of L.A., has been featured in W magazine and Lucky, and is sold in Barneys New York.

Other finalists include: Oliver Helden, Christian Cota, Paul Marlow of Loden Dager, Billy Reid and Robert Geller.

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Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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