Women’s Wear Daily reported the finalists include Misha Nonoo of Nonoo; Tim Coppens; Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard of Veronica Beard; Dao-Yi Chao and Maxwell Osborne of Public School; Marc Alary of Marc Alary Jewelry; Juan Carlos Obando; Parabellum’s Commodore Jason Jones; Tome’s Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin; Shimon and Ariel Ovadia of Ovadia & Sons, and Todd Snyder.
The winner of the Fashion Fund, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, will earn a cash prize of $300,000 while the two runners-up will receive $100,000. Plus, all of the winners will receive business mentorship. Last year Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman earned the coveted prize with Jennifer Meyer and Tabitha Simmons earning the runner up slots.
The finalists’ work will be showcased during a fashion show at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles and a special design project with Uniqlo in October before the winners will be unveiled on November 11th.
Good luck to all of the finalists!