Remember back in July we announced the nominees for the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund 2014? Well, on November 3, 2014 the winner was announced in a glamorous gathering at the Tribeca’s Spring Studios New York bringing together numerous designers, models, editors and actresses with Stella McCartney as the first female keynote speaker at the event.
Can you guess who won? Paul Andrew! He collected one of the most anticipated prizes of the season worth $300, 000 to invest into his label. Not only this, but he also gets the promise of a mentorship from an expert in the industry for the next year. Following the Paul Andrew win, Eva Zuckerman and Ryan Roche were named the runners up who won $100, 000 each along with mentorships.
Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus said, “It was truly judging apples to oranges to bananas to kiwis to cucumbers, because none of them are similar in any way. Each one of the designers is very different in their aesthetic and very different in their approach to what they do, which actually made it sort of hard.”
Some of the coveted designers who have previously won the prestigious Vogue Fashion Fund Awards include Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra.