Friday, July 18, 2008

CFDA Awards

Congratulations to Alexander Wang on his nomination as a finalist by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America):

"The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and VOGUE are pleased to announce the ten (10) Finalists for the fifth-annual CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund initiative, which provides financial support and business mentorship for emerging designers. Since its inception in 2003, the program has granted more than $1 million to twelve different design companies, including Doo.Ri, Derek Lam, Philip Crangi, Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Rogan, Thakoon, Thom Browne, and Trovata. The CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund is generously sponsored by partner the Gap, underwriters American Express, Barneys New York, Coach, Juicy Couture, Kellwood Company, Evgeny Lebedev, Liz Claiborne Inc, Lord & Taylor, L’OrĂ©al Paris, Nordstrom, Theory and VOGUE."

This is a HUGE deal for any young fashion designer out there. Some of the best and brightest have received this honor in the past. Quite an accomplishment for such a young man (24).

Alexander Wang can be purchased right here in Seattle at MERGE!