The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine switched things up for the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, giving top honors to three designers — Jonathan Simkhai, Brother Vellies’ Aurora James and Gypsy Sports’ Rio Uribe — at Monday night’s awards ceremony in New York City.
“For the first time in the Fashion Fund’s twelve-year history, we decided to award three equal winners because of the strength and diversity of this year’s finalists,” CFDA President and Chief Executive Steven Kolb said in a news release Tuesday announcing the winners.
The troika of this year’s winners was chosen from a field of finalists who included Baja East’s Scott Studenberg and John Targon; Baldwin’s Matt Baldwin; Brad Schmidt and Raul Arevalo for their Cadet label; CG’s Chris Gelinas; Chromat’s Becca McCharen; David Hart; and Thaddeus O’Neil.
The 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners were announced at a dinner and ceremony Monday night at Spring Studios in New York City.
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