The November issue of Vogue Magazine features the coalescence of two formidable forces: Gigi Hadid and the finalists of The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund.
The CFDA and Vogue Magazine annually unite to provide advisory and financial support to burgeoning American fashion designers. A Selection Committee evaluates the prospective applicants, and on November 7, 2016, will bestow awards in the amounts of $400, 000-$100,000 in furtherance of the recipients’ design aspirations.
The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund is an astute endowment integral to the American fashion community. The 2016 finalists represent an unprecedented array of immense talent. Adam Selman’s designs beguile the effortlessly cool girl; Area favors structured, sexy pieces; the Brock Collection displays brazenly feminine garments; Chloe Gosselin’s fusion of flirty fabrics provides sensual results; Ji Oh firmly mixes varied proportions with a solid color palette, Krewe du Optic provides playfully distinctive products; Morgan Lane displays relaxed apparel with a rich girl aesthetic; Newbark pays homage to the 1970s with apparel adorned with sharp embroidery; Rochambeau’s collection provides a sleek, sexy downtown allure; while Stampd provides the audacious, edgy line coveted by pop stars, unapologetic ingénues and around- the- way girls.
In addition to the impressive list of fashion designers, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund captured the pulse of American culture by enlisting Gigi Hadid to capture the essence of the finalists’ designs. Gigi Hadid is a supermodel supernova. Within a few years, Gigi emerged from the gilded gates of Los Angeles to the heights of the fashion industry. Her accomplishments include features in campaigns for Guess, Tom Ford, Versace, Balmain, and Topshop; brand ambassador for Maybelline; walking for Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier, Max Mara, Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Versace, Chanel, Elie Saab, Anna Sui, Miu Miu, Balmain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Fenty x Puma, Isabel Marant, and Giambattista Valli; appearing on countless magazine covers, including Vogue Magazine and W Magazine; as well as obtaining 24 million Instagram followers. With her sexy, all-American features, down-to-earth personality, and poised sophistication Gigi’s modeling of the 2016 CFDA/Vogue creations expertly encompassed the creativity and aptitude of the designer finalists.