Ovation and Condé Nast Entertainment have announced today that the primo duo are working together on awe-inspiring fashion television series celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Fashion Fund.
Premiering this December with six, one-hour shows, the series documents the once in a lifetime adventure of 10 American-based emerging fashion designers vying for the chance to be named the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner. Serious note taking might even be necessary as the production open layers and travels through depths of the fashion world where only few have seen. “The Fashion Fund will captivate audiences, documenting the rise of the next generation of designers as they gain immeasurable insight from the industry’s foremost talent,” said Dawn Ostroff, President, Condé Nast Entertainment.
The series takes viewers inside legendary studio visits, a Vogue fashion photo shoot and culminates with a presentation at NYC Fashion Week and the announcement of the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner. “The Fashion Fund” series is an unprecedented look at a level of support, encouragement and insight that few designers will ever receive. This is the fashion industry’s chance to demonstrate exactly how savvy one must be to create success for themselves in this powerful industry. It takes unthinkable effort, undeniable skill and impeccable business acumen to turn a dream into a successful business. Hopefully the series also demonstrates to importance of the technological innovations currently expanding and pushing the industry forward.
The top award carries an incredible $300,000 grant and a one-year mentorship in areas such as business planning, sourcing, production, exporting, etc. from a team of top industry professionals. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund selection committee is comprised of iconic names from Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg to top-level executives such as Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus, Andrew Rosen of Theory, Jenna Lyons of J.Crew, and more.
Sync those DVRs, start planning who’s couch you’re watching from and see you all on Ovation in December.