Batsheva SS20 + CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s Americans In Paris Presentation During Paris Fashion Week // Spring Summer 2020 Runway Couture – New York Fashion Week
CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s Americans In Paris Showroom Photos/Videos: FashionWeek.Pro x Parsons Paris PFW Runway Reporters –
Zena Tadmoury – @zanzoun.inspirations
Chloe Hawkins – @zofiacieux
Amani Abdallah – @amaniabdallah
If you’re at all associated or interested in American fashion you are probably familiar with the CFDA and the Vogue Fashion Fund. If you aren’t, the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund was established in 2003 to help emerging American design talent find continued success in the business of fashion and can be easily described as the realistic business version of Bravo’s Project Runway. Started in 2003, the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund has helped emerging fashion design talent grow and thrive by granting the winner not only a sizable cash prize ($400k) – but more importantly, guidance from some of the industry’s leading professionals. Since its inception, the fund has granted $6.6 million dollars to 45 companies including now well-known designers such as Alexander Wang, Thom Browne, 3.1 Phillip Lim and many more.
Being the 15th year of the CVFF, that meant double the talent from the previous year, and the list of finalists excited both industry professionals and fashion fans alike. One of the many cool aspects of being a finalist in the annual Fund’s competition is the ‘Americans in Paris’ showroom presentation. According to a press statement, the Americans in Paris event “provides invaluable global exposure for designers as well as sales, marketing and media support necessary to expand their respective businesses.”
“Paris is an important stop on the global fashion week circuit, and with Americans in Paris, we are helping the designers meet the buyers and editors whom they might not have otherwise met,” explained Steven Kolb, President & Chief Executive Officer of the CFDA.
The PFW FashionWeek.Pro team was able to preview all nine finalists – including the BATSHEVA SS20 collection – first-hand.
Batsheva Spring Summer 2020 Presentation at Americans in Paris
FashionWeek.Pro’s Paris Fashion Week team also visited the Americans in Paris showroom in February 2019 where we caught up with the Batsheva Fall Winter 2019 Collection.
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