VOGUE Fashion Fund
The first full episode of The Fashion Fund documentary series premieres on Hulu and Hulu Plus today, offering an intimate look at what it takes to be a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist.
Over the years, the Fashion Fund, which was launched by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2003 to support emerging American designers, has discovered and developed the talents of visionary designers like Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, and Rodarte and, in doing so, has established itself as the fashion industry’s most influential and sought-after award. In 2011, more than 200 designers applied, and only ten finalists were chosen—all of whom agreed to give unprecedented access to their lives and work, as shown in this engaging six-part series produced by Break Thru Films and directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern.
In this first episode, meet the ten finalists and find out what lies ahead of each of them—from design challenges to full-fledged fashion shows—on their path to becoming the next great American designer: