AMERICAN vogue model Telfar has been named the winner of this yr’s CFDA/Vogue Style Fund award.
Introduced at a star-studded gala dinner held at Brooklyn’s The Weylin following a dialog between Hamish Bowles and Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri, Telfar Clemens’ label shared the limelight with two runner-ups: Becca McCharen-Tran’s Chromat, based in 2010, and Ahlem Manai-Platt’s Ahlem, based in 2014.
Telfar took dwelling the highest prize of $400,000, whereas Chromat and Ahlem’s award amounted to $150,000 every. In addition to the prize cash, the winners additionally obtain mentoring from an business determine of their selecting.
Telfar’s androgynous designs, Chromat’s architectural swimwear and Ahlem’s glossy eyewear had been topped winners by a panel of judges which this yr included Nicole Phelps, director of Vogue Runway; Eva Chen, head of vogue partnerships at Instagram; 2011 CFDA/Vogue Style Fund winner Joseph Altuzarra and Saks Fifth Avenue senior vice chairman and vogue director Roopal Patel. Returning judges included Steven Kolb, Diane von Furstenberg, Mark Holgate, Jeffrey Kalinsky and Andrew Rosen. That is the primary yr for the reason that design competitors’s inception in 2003 that Anna Wintour has been absent from the committee.
The celeb line-up on the evening stays sturdy, with the likes of Arizona Muse, Hilary Rhoda and Karlie Kloss main the best way on the pink carpet. Previous the awards themselves, this yr’s Chateau Marmont designer showcase was equally starry, with Kaia Gerber, Zendaya and Millie Bobby Brown in attendance.
This yr’s finalists included Christopher Bevans of Dyne, Victor Glemaud, Jordan Askill, Matthew Harris of Mateo New York, Eli Azran of RtA, Sandy Liang and Vaquera’s Patric DiCaprio, Bryn Taubensee, David Moses and Claire Sully.
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