CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund names designers for Americans in Paris
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue have named
their designers for the fourteenth season of the Americans in Paris
showcase presented during Paris Fashion Week. The event will be from March
3 to 5.
The selected designers named include Ahlem Manai-Platt of Ahlem, Becca
McCharen-Tran of Chromat, Victor Glemaud of his eponymous label, Jordan
Askill of his eponymous label, Matthew Harris of Mateo New York, Eli Azran
of RtA, Sandy Liang of her eponymous label, Telfar Clemens of Telfar, and
Patric DiCaprio, Bryn Taubensee, David Moses and Claire Sully of Vaquera.
Clemens holds the distinction of being last year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund
winner. The event’s opening cocktail reception will be hosted by Bella
Hadid, Italian fashion entrepreneur Renzo Rosso and Vogue Runway director
“Cultivating the next generation of American fashion designers and
providing them with global opportunities is part of CFDA’s overall
mission,” said CFDA president and CEO Steven Kolb in a statement.
Underwriters of the fund include Caleres, Instagram, Lane Bryant, Lifewtr,
MAC Cosmetics, Saks Fifth Avenue and Vogue.
Americans in Paris has been a successful venue for burgeoning designers to
show their work. Past designers have included David Hart, Public School and
Adam Selman who are all continuing successful careers and are carried in
top department stores.
Last year, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund raised 400,000 dollars for the
winning designer, and 150,000 for the runners up. The former prize going to
Clemens, and the latter two prizes going to McCharen-Tran of Chromat and
Manai-Platt of Ahlem.
photo1: courtesy of Mike Vitelli