Fuzionistas, let us give a big congratulations to the stylish shoe designer Paul Andrew. We are congratulating him for one of the most sought out wins that a designer covets the cfda/vogue fashion fund.
Paul Andrew and nine other finalists embarked on a four-month journey of judging panels, runway shows, and studio tours (not to mention having their every move captured by a film crew for an upcoming documentary series on the Ovation network), and, of course, running their businesses as usual.
Many months of hard work had finally come to a conclusion when they announced Paul Andrew as the winner of the CFDA/ Vogue fund competition. This fund has been provided to American designers such including Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School, Alexander Wang, and Joseph Altuzarra to receive one of the most coveted prizes in the fashion industry: $300,000 to invest in their label and a yearlong mentorship with an industry veteran to help take their business to the next level.
The two runners-up—Eva Zuckerman for Eva Fehren and Ryan Roche—will each receive $100,000 and a mentorship as well.
Check out the clip of the show that will be premiering on November 5th on the Ovation Channel.