J.Crew & CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Exclusive Collaboration

This week Vogue features round two of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund collections created in partnership with J.Crew. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund helps emerging American designers pursue their design and business plans. In addition to grants of $300,000 to the winner and $100,00 to each of the runners-up the awards include a yearlong mentorship with an industry professional whose business expertise is tailored to the designers needs and future goals.

This rounds exclusive capsules from winner:

Joseph Altuzarra was born and raised in Paris and attended college in Philadelphia, then headed to New York. After stints at Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra returned to Paris, to Givenchy, where he worked on the ready-to wear collections with a particular emphasis on tailoring. ALTUZARRA, based out of New York, provides practical and contemporary clothing for the modern professional woman.




and runners-up

Pamela Love
New York native Pamela Love received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her jewelry line draws inspiration from many of her favorite artists, including Hieronymous Bosch and Francesco Clemente. Love has collaborated with designers such as Marchesa,Yigal Azrouel and Zac Posen, has produced custom jewelry for HBO’s True Blood, and has worked with designer Rogan Gregory to develop the sustainable jewelry line ROGAN vs. LOVE. The designer is a CFDA nominee and the winner of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award.




Creatures of the Wind
CREATURES OF THE WIND was founded in 2007 by Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters, both graduates of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where they studied fashion design, concept and theory. Their first collection appeared on the cover of WWD in June, 2008. COTW has since received critical press coverage from many other national and international media outlets, including Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Paper Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Marie Claire and Nylon.




Previews of the affordable collections are presented in a photo shoot featuring three members of Vogue’s model-beautiful staff complete with their own personal styling.

Check out the looks!

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c durham

President & Chief Strategist at My Private Brand/Folio28 LLC
Christopher Durham is the president and founding partner of the retail and Private Brand consultancy Folio28. He is a consultant, strategist and retailer with close to 20 years of real-world retail and corporate experience, creating, launching and building billion dollar Private Brands.
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