Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Boutique

CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund Boutique is launching at Nordstrom on Monday, February 11th in select stores nationwide, including our Nordstrom at The Grove store.

As a refresher, the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund Boutique at Nordstrom will feature a curated selection of merchandise from each of the 10 Finalists – and will be the first brick-and-mortar retailer to carry merchandise from all 10 Fashion Fund finalists together in one place. It’s an exciting partnership for Nordstrom to support the designers, and also offer them a platform for national exposure in a major retailer.

The boutiques, as well as being located in four other  Nordstrom full-line locations including Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago and Dallas (Northpark), and the Nordstrom owned concept store treasure&bond in New York City.

The 2012 CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund finalists are:

Andrea Lieberman, A.L.C.
Greg Armas, Assembly New York
Sofia Sizzi, Giulietta
Justin Salguero, Daniel Silberman, Alina Silberman; Illesteva Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
Jennifer Meyer Maguire, Jennifer Meyer
Max Osterweis & Erin Beatty, Suno
Tabitha Simmons, Tabitha Simmons
Greg Chait, The Elder Statesman
Wes Gordon, Wes Gordon

Illesteva Claire Matte Cream

Illesteva Claire Matte Cream Shades…I crave these.

ABOUT NORDSTROM: Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the leading fashion specialty retailers based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 240 stores in 31 states, including 117 full-line stores, 119 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques, one treasure&bond store and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through Nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Additionally, the Company operates in the online private sale marketplace through its subsidiary HauteLook. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

ABOUT THE CFDA/VOGUE FASHION FUND: The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund was established to help emerging American design talent find continued success in the business of fashion. It is expected that the awards (in 2010, raised to $300,000 for the winner and $100,000 each to two runners-up) will be used to further develop each designer’s business in such areas as marketing, public relations, production and sales. In addition to the cash prizes, the award also includes mentorship from an esteemed group of industry professionals whose expertise is tailored to the designers’ needs and future goals. Past mentors include Howard Socol, Rose Marie Bravo, Millard “Mickey” Drexler, Mark Lee, Maureen Chiquet and Domenico de Sole.


Since its inception in 2003, the program has granted $2.8 million to twenty-four design companies, including winners Joseph Altuzarra, Billy Reid, Alexander Wang, Doo.Ri, Proenza Schouler, Rogan, Sophie Theallet, Trovata, and runners-up Pamela Love, Creatures of the Wind, Eddie Borgo, Prabal Gurung, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Albertus Swanepoel, Derek Lam, Monique Péan, Patrik Ervell, Philip Crangi, Rodarte, Thakoon, Thom Browne, and Vena Cava.

Wes Gordon Spring 2013 Collection
Wes Gordon’s Look. I want, want, want!

Donna Lethal

About Donna Lethal

Donna Lethal is the author of "Milk of Amnesia" and writes for her own blog (Lethal Dose), Hair Hall of Fame, Dowager Quarterly, Find A Death, & the Valhalla Cemetery chapter in "Weird Hollywood." A native of Lowell, Mass., she's lived in Boston, NY and London before settling here. When not writing, she's hiking, soaking in a Korean salt room or in the high desert with her pit bull.
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