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Since 2004, Vogue and the CFDA have paired up to offer financial funding to up-and-coming American designers through their Fashion Fund awards. With an illustrious list of past nominees including Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Isabel Toledo, Michael Bastian, Jason Wu and Doo.Ri, just to name a few, the pool from which the council chooses their winners is as talented as they are varied.

For 2010 the council nominated 10 designers and labels representing womenswear, menswear and accessory design:

ALTUZARRA – Joseph Altuzarra
BILLY REID – Billy Reid
CHRISTIAN COTA – Christian Cota
EDDIE BORGO – Eddie Borgo
GREGORY PARKINSON – Gregory Parkinson
LODEN DAGER – Oliver Helden and Paul Marlow
MOSS LIPOW- Moss Lipow
PRABAL GURUNG – Prabal Gurung
ROBERT GELLER –Robert Geller

Get inspired by some of the pieces from nominees’ Fall 2010 collections and our BurdaStyle patterns for your future projects.

Prabal Gurung – Think heavy on the drama, with ruffles and exaggerated shapes.
PhotobucketGet the look with our Peplum Blouse, One Shoulder Ruffle Blouse or Sean Skirt

Joseph Altuzarra – Keep sleek and sexy. Lots of leather and black, black, black.
PhotobucketTry out his daring silhouettes with our Leather Jacket with Front Zipper and Long Sleeve Dress with Belt.

Loden Dager and Robert Geller – Both provide excellent menswear with a twist. Loden Dager is a bit more traditional, while Geller likes to take some chances with his designs.
PhotobucketFor the Loden Dager look stick with basics like our Andrew Cardigan and Stinchcomb Jacket. If your tastes lie towards Robert Geller, be more daring with your outerwear and try out our Adam Coat in a dark pattern or nubby textured material.

Billy Reid – This southern boy sticks to his roots and makes menswear and women’s clothing steeped in tradition and heritage Americana.
PhotobucketFor the girls, Reid sticks to ladylike pieces with a tomboyish flair. Patterns like our Three Quarter Sleeve Coat, Vanessa Skirt and Shirt Dress are the perfect way to get that classic look.
PhotobucketFor the fellas think straight up traditional menswear in super fine fabrics and made with expert craftsmanship. Our Jason Vest, Stinchcomb Jacket and Jochen Pants capture the aesthetic perfectly.

And congratulations go out to Reid, who was the big winner this year – taking home a $200,000 check to help fund his business and future design endeavors.

Who are your favorite up-and-coming American designers? Who should the CFDA consider for their 2011 nominees?


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    Nov 26, 2010, 08.12 PMby cardellino73

    yes, i realy love it

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    Nov 24, 2010, 02.07 AMby ulthar

    The Billy Reid guys…all look like the new Doctor Who…not that there’s anything wrong with that :3

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    Nov 23, 2010, 11.10 PMby ikabags

    great , love it :))

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    Nov 23, 2010, 11.04 PMby prisbw

    I agree with aksyuta … more of these inspiration posts please!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 08.28 PMby aksyuta

    great article , would enjoy more of those !

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    Nov 23, 2010, 05.12 AMby soulfulll

    nice article

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