At Nordstrom, 2022 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winners Celebrated in Style

“I truly believe we’ve birthed a new generation of talent, and we’re doing it with industry support,” said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb. In an annual tradition, industry leaders gathered at Nordstrom’s American Bar, located in the Manhattan flagship store, to celebrate CFDA 2022/vogue Fashion Fund recipients (naturally, with lots of style).

Attendees included Nordstrom’s Jian DeLeon, designer Christian Cowan, Sally Singer, Jacquelyn Jablonski and Paloma Elsesser. “When I think a lot about inheritance and how these things work to be an instrument in someone’s process or [to be a] mentor in any way feels really cool,” says Elsesser vogue.

Each of the ten designers (with the bonus of the 11th courtesy of the design duo No Sesso) offers a distinctive point of view, specific to their vision but above all, relevant in today’s world. In the bustling space, guests could be spotted wearing pieces from the current CVFF class. Guests at Abijako wore Head of State Then and Now, where designer Aurora James sported Black Boy knitwear.

As the CVFF community continues to grow and commemorate emerging talent, it also continues to support past recipients of the distinguished award. Previous winners, including Siyinq Qi of Private Policy and Danielle Frankel of her eponymous label, joined the crowds in congratulating new and upcoming designers as they once stood in their place.

After the fund format of 2021, CVFF designers won an equal cash prize this year alongside mentorship from industry experts. Designers this year include Jacques Agbobly from Black Boy Knits, Elena Velez, Felisha Noel from Fe Noel, Lauren Harwell Godfrey from Harwell Godfrey, Taofeek Abijako from Head of State, Conley Averett from Judy Turner, Colm Dillane from Kidsuper, Pia Davis and Autumn Randolph. of No Sesso, Omar Salam of Sukeina and Jackson Wiederhoeft of Wiederhoeft.

CFDA 2022/Vogue Fashion Fund designer collections are now available for purchase at Nordstrom.

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