Vogue announced the 10 finalists for its annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award on its website Wednesday, and two jewelry brands, Rebecca de Ravenel and Scosha, are among the emerging designers up for the prestigious award.
The finalists were chosen by a panel of veteran fashion industry and fashion editorial pros, including Vogue editor Anna Wintour; designers Diane von Furstenberg and Joseph Altuzarra; Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) CEO and president Steven Kolb; and Instagram’s director of fashion partnerships, Eva Chen.
“This year’s 10 finalists will more than ably follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before them,” said Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief and artistic director of Condé Nast, in the announcement. “They’re not only talented, they’re engaged with a rapidly changing world, reflecting a whole new set of values and beliefs about what fashion can and should be.”
The most successful of the finalists receive a hefty prize. The winner gets $400,000, and two runners-up take home $150,000 each. The winner also receives a year of mentorship from CFDA designers and fashion executives.
Judges will meet with each finalist in their work spaces over the next couple of months, reviewing their current collections. The winner (and two runners-up) will be named at a CFDA fashion show and gala in New York Nov. 5.
Jewelry and accessories designer Rebecca de Ravenel is famous for her Les Bonbons textile-ball earrings and her blindingly glamorous Instagram feed, where she’s often captured posing in chic maxi-length dresses in the Bahamas. With her shell-tastic jewelry and handbags, the designer’s been instrumental in ushering seashells into high fashion this year (she featured prominently in my trend story on shell jewelry).
Brooklyn, N.Y.–based jewelry brand Scosha, founded by designer Scosha Woolridge, is more egalitarian-feeling, but no less luxe.
The broad collection offers price-point jewelry such as cool, colorful rope and seed bead necklaces and bracelets for adults and kids, but also boasts a pricey fine jewelry collection (think $11,000 rings) that incorporates vibrantly hued gemstones.
Congrats to both fantastic jewelry brands!
Here are all 10 finalists of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund:
Batsheva, Batsheva Hay
Bode, Emily Adams Bode
Christian Cowan, Christian Cowan
Hunting Season, Danielle Corona
Jonathan Cohen, Jonathan Cohen and Sarah Leff
Luar, Raul Lopez
Matthew Adams Dolan, Matthew Adams Dolan
Pyer Moss, Kerby Jean-Raymond
Rebecca de Ravenel, Rebecca de Ravenel
Scosha, Scosha Woolridge
Top image: Rebecca de Ravenel Delphine wood earrings