Last night, one of my absolute favorite designers, Alexander Wang, emerged victorious as the winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. This is the kind of thing that makes me proud and happy to work in fashion. The talented young designer will now receive $200,000 to build his business even further plus a year’s worth of mentoring. Even with all the success that Wang has seen in the short time he’s been designing, things such as these can be lifelines for young, up-and-coming designers.
Runner up designers were Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai of Vena Cava and Albertus Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus. They will each receive $50,000 and a business mentor.
Congrats to one and all! But especially to Mr. Alex Wang. Yay!