The winner of the highly anticipated 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award has just been announced. Chosen from a group including labels like Batsheva, Christian Cowan, Hunting Season, Luar, Matthew Adams Dolan and Scosha, streetwear label Pyer Moss came out on top followed by menswear brand Bode and Jonathan Cohen.
The judge included Joseph Altuzarra, Instagram’s Eva Chen, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Roopal Patel, Nordstrom’s Jeffrey Kalinsky, the CFDA’s Steven Kolb, Theory’s Andrew Rosen, Diane von Furstenberg, and Vogue’s Mark Holgate and Nicole Phelps. “At a time when our world faces so many challenges, I’m impressed by this year’s winners,” said Anna Wintour about the three winners, also adding that, “Their work highlights a high degree of creativity and a deep-rooted commitment to the notion of community.”
Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss took home the award and has been praised for his celebration of black culture throughout America and his underlying political messages that follow his collections. The designer will receive a $400,000 USD prize, whereas the two runner-up’s will be awarded $150,000 USD each. read more about the prestigeful award over at Vogue, and learn more about Pyer Moss here.