Finally: The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Competition Gets its Own Show

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If you love Project Runway and Fashion Star, you’ll be happy to hear that Ovation in conjunction with Condé Nast Entertainment is debuting a new fashion competition The Fashion Fund in December.

The hour long show will feature ten up-and-coming designers as they compete for a $300,000 grant, a one-year mentorship with an “industry titan,” and the title of  2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner. The selection committee includes  Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons, and Neiman Marcus’ Ken Downing.

The prestigious design contest, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is known for transforming winners such as Proenza Schouler and Lazaro Hernandez into household names.

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,” Condé Nast Entertainment president Dawn Ostroff explained to Hollywood Reporter.

“This is the real deal,” adds Ovation CEO Robert Weiss. “There have been a lot of fashion competition series on television, but nothing comes close to matching the authenticity and talent found in The Fashion Fund.”



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