Meet 2010 CDFA / Vogue Fashion Fund Candidates

 

Each candidate of the 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund got the opportunity to sit down and present who they are and what their designs represent in 15 minute time slots a piece with three questions. How did each young designer best present themselves in the most nerve-racking 15 minutes of their life? Read on…

 

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Christian Cota

What were you doing and where were you when you discovered you’d gotten through to the final ten?
“I was actually running around getting fabrics, so I missed the call. I was drinking coffee when I called back, and when I heard the news I started shaking and spilled coffee all over my shirt. It’s completely ruined, but worth it.”

 

 

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Gregory Parkinson

 
Once today is all over, how are you going to celebrate?

“Later this afternoon I’m going to be cultured and visit museums and galleries with a friend. I want to see the Matisse exhibition at MoMA. Then tonight we’ll hang out, but I don’t know where yet.” 

 

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Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra 

 

What were you doing and where were you when you discovered you’d gotten through to the final ten?

“It was around 11:00 a.m., and I was doing a Skype fitting with Gianvito Rossi for my spring 2011 shoe collection. I was in my office here, and he was in Italy. He was mid-sentence when the phone rang and I said, ‘Wait, I think I have to take this.’ ” 



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Pamela Love

Describe in five words what your label is about.
“Eclectic, bohemian, spiritual, edgy, ornate.”

 

Once today is all over, how are you going to celebrate?

“I want to watch a movie, order bad food, and sleep. Maybe I’ll be festive tomorrow.” 

 

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Eddie Borgo

Describe in five words what your label is about.
“Street elements meet fine jewelry.”

Once today is all over, how are you going to celebrate?
 
“I’ll go to Izakaya Ten to have cocktails and celebrate. Everyone here’s invited!”  


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Moss Lipow

Describe in five words what your label is about. 
“Retro, modern, sculptural, adventurous, elegant.”


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Robert Geller
 

Describe in five words what your label is about.
“Tough, with a romantic edge.”

 

Once today is all over, how are you going to celebrate?
“It was my birthday last week, so I’m going to celebrate both at lunch time with my team. We’ll probably go to Bread in Tribeca because I love the pasta dish there with pesto and tuna.”

 


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Oliver Helden and Paul Marlow for Loden Dager (Tailored menswear)

What were you doing and where were you when you discovered you’d gotten through to the final ten?
Paul: “When Steven [Kolb] called I was at the studio and the toilet had broken. I had a piece of it in my hand when I got the news and just burst out laughing and said, ‘Thank you very much.’ ”

Oliver: “I was at work as director of men’s technical design at Marc by Marc Jacobs. I gasped so hard that everyone asked what was wrong. Then we had a round of hugs and congratulations.” 


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Prabal Gurung


What were you doing and where were you when you discovered you’d gotten through to the final ten?

“I was in my studio on Thirty-eighth Street in fittings for spring 2011. When I got the call it was incredibly surreal. I couldn’t believe it! I’d put my heart and soul into my application, so to be able to stand before the judges was incredibly gratifying and humbling.” 


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Billy Reid 

 
What were you doing and where were you when you discovered you’d gotten through to the final ten?
“I was driving back from Tennessee after a brutal day of making bag samples when I got the call. I’d been in the middle of nowhere without reception and when I heard the news I said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding!’ and I started laughing. I couldn’t believe it. I drove to this roadside place and had homemade tamales and cold beer.”

 

 

-Taneisha Jordan

 

Source: Vogue.com
Photos: Evan Sung/Vogue.com



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