Amongst the many highlights of the fashion calendar lies the Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, and adding to the glamour and excitement of it all came the release of a Norman Jean Roy editorial, featuring fabulous shots of the various nominees, photographed alongside their designs. With stakes high for the awards, the editorial is refreshingly fun, and showcases some unusual, and delightful pairings - Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin alongside Karlie Kloss and Chanel Iman modelling pieces by Sophie Theallet, for example - along with some expected groupings, Angela Lindvall and Waris, being one. Take a sneaky peak at the slide show, here.
Flora Gill and Alexa Adams of Ohne Titel; Waris Ahluwali of House of Waris
It's a pretty huge pat on the back for designers to receive the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Past winners of the cash award and mentorship include Proenza Schouler, Doo-Ri Chung and Alexander Wang - without argument, some of fashion's (freshest) big names. And the Fashion Fund has just been tipping us off to great designers for six years.
This year's 10 finalists have been announced, so now you'll know who to keep on your style radar. Try Flora Gill and Alexa Adams of Ohne Titel; Waris Ahluwalia of House of Waris; Monique Pean; Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin; Patrik Ervell; Wayne Lee of Wayne; Sophie Theallet; Gary Graham; George Esquivel of Esquivel Shoes; and Simon Spurr of Spurr.
A big congrats to all of them, and we'll keep our fingers crossed for Nov. 16, when the winner is announced.