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The CFDA announces Elaine Gold Launch Pad finalists

The Council of Fashion Designers and Accessories Council have announced the finalists of the inaugural Elaine Gold Launch Pad innovation program. Named after the accessories designer who died in 2015, the program is a four-year partnership underwritten by a $1.5 million donation to the CFDA Foundation. Gold had an extensive career in the accessories industry, working for Vera Scarves, The …

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CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund announces finalists

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has announced the 10 designers that have been chosen as finalists for this year’s competition. Finalists were chosen by the fund’s committee, which includes Diane von Furstenberg, Steven Kolb, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Mark Holgate and Andrew Rosen. Anna Wintour is a notable absence from the committee after being closely involved with the CVFF in the past. “While …

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Marine Serre wins €300,000 LVMH Prize

French designer Marine Serre has won the 2017 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers and a €300,000 award. Serre is known for her references to culture, sportswear and traditional techniques. “They’re easy to wear, put on, zip up,” she told The Cut. “That’s the brand — easy wear but desirable.” In recognition of the  talent present in this year’s competition, the …

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The Tory Burch Foundation announces 10 finalists for Fellowship Program

The Tory Burch Foundation has announced the 10 female fellows who will participate in its second annual Fellowship Program. The yearlong program includes workshops, networking opportunities, a $10,000 grant and the opportunity to obtain a $100,000 grant. The initial pool of almost 1,000 applicants had to be women 21 years or older, a U.S. resident, and an entrepreneur who holds …

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