This year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists have been hard at work for the past several months and the winner and two runners-up will be announced tonight. The judging panel, which includes Anna Wintour, CFDA president DVF, and Jenna Lyons (Executive Creative Director at J. Crew), among others, announced their ten choices. This year's group joins the ranks of Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Cushnie et Ochs, and the other super-successful brands that have taken part in this endowment dedicated to supporting the next generation of American design talent. See the entire list of this year's finalists below and check back for updates ...
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, Public School
Jason Jones and Mike Feldman, Parabellum
Juan Carlos Obando, Juan Carlos Obando
Marc Alary, Marc Alary
Misha Nonoo, Nonoo
Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin, TOME
Shimon Ovadia and Ariel Ovadia, Ovadia & Sons
Tim Coppens, Tim Coppens
Todd Snyder, Todd Snyder
Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard, Veronica Beard
This year's selection committee includes: Anna Wintour, CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg, CFDA CEO Steven Kolb, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of rag & bone, Ken Downing the Senior VP/ Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus, Andrew Rosen who is the President and Founder of THEORY, Jenna Lyons of J. Crew, Coach's Creative Director Reed Krakoff, Jeffrey Kalinsky who is the Executive VP of Nordstrom, and Mark Holgate, who is the Fashion News Director for Vogue.