Yesterday, the finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund—an endowment that has granted more than $4 million to more than 30 design companies—were announced. From hundreds of applicants, ten designers were selected to participate in a series of design and advertising challenges that will all lead up to the winner’s announcement on November 2.
Among the illustrious group of contenders is none of other than Kansas City’s own Matt Baldwin of Baldwin Denim! Having already been named one of GQ’s menswear designers of the year in 2013, we can’t wait to follow his journey through the Fashion Fund challenges and runway show. We just know he’ll rise to the top!
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2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists:
Baja East, Scott Studenberg and John Targon
Baldwin, Matt Baldwin
Brother Vellies, Aurora James
Cadet, Brad Schmidt and Raul Arevalo
CG, Chris Gelinas
Chromat, Becca McCharen
David Hart, David Hart
Gypsy Sport, Rio Uribe
Jonathan Simkhai, Jonathan Simkhai
Thaddeus O’Neil, Thaddeus O’Neil