Wednesday, November 19, 2008

5th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Winners

In partnership with the GAP, and generously underwritten by American Express, Appleman Foundation, Barneys New York, Coach, Evgeny Lebedev, Hudson Bay Trading Company, Juicy Couture, Kellwood Company, Liz Claiborne Inc., L’Oréal Paris, Nordstrom, Theory, and VOGUE
On November 18, 2008, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and VOGUE announced the recipients of the fifth annual awards from the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund. The winners and runners-up are :

Winner: Alexander Wang

Runners-Up: Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai of VENA CAVA ALBERTUS Q. SWANEPOEL

The winner and runners-up will meet regularly with a team of business mentors, who will be assembled based on the designers’ specific needs for business expertise and resources. Additionally, the winner will received $200,000 and the runners-up will each got $50,000. The cash awards are designed to encourage and enable these “emerging” designers to pursue their design plans.

The CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund (CVFF) was established in 2003 to help emerging American design talent find continued success in the business of fashion. This year, 145 individual design businesses requested applications. From the 102 that were completed, the CVFF Selection Committee selected 10 finalists, whose names were announced in July 2008.

The 10 finalists were:
OBEDIENT SONS & DAUGHTERS – Swaim & Christina Hutson
ORGANIC – John Patrick
VENA CAVA – Lisa Mayock & Sophie Buhai

From Cfda

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Marc Jacobs To Pay $1 Million In Bribery Case

The New York State Attorney General has nailed designer Marc Jacobs for allegedly bribing a State official so he could get a desirable venue for his fashion show.

A.G. Andrew Cuomo says Jacobs's company, Marc Jacobs International, has agreed to pay a $1 million fine.

According to docs, Jacobs wanted the 69th Regiment Armory, run by the State. The A.G. claims James Jackson, the former Superintendent of the 69th Regiment Armory, demanded bribes from Jacobs and others over an eight-year period to use the Armory.

A company founded by fashion designer Marc Jacobs has paid $1 million to resolve an allegation that it bribed a New York state employee.

Marc Jacobs International was accused last winter of repeatedly paying off a superintendent at a National Guard armory so it could secure the building for its celebrity-studded fashion shows in New York City.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced the settlement Wednesday.

Neither Jacobs nor the company will face formal charges in the scandal.

The armory superintendent pleaded guilty to a bribery indictment on Nov. 7. He is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

The company said in a written statement that it was pleased to be done with the matter.

All I have to say is: 4 real?

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Favorites Of The Day

What a design! This is sure to be one of the "it" bags.

Diane Saddle Bag
Available at Barney's

Allow me to fantasize just a little bit. I've been a really, really good girl this year!

Harry Winston
Sunflower Necklace
Available at Harry Winston

This sweater is really nice. With it's hand knitted flowers and the slim fitting waist it will be a nice addition to your wardrobe.

Rosario de Armenteras
Baby Alpaca Vest
Available Vivre

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