Fashion

Brother Vellies, Gypsy Sport and Jonathan Simkhai Win 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

Fashion

Brother Vellies, Gypsy Sport and Jonathan Simkhai Win 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

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Photo Courtesy Vogue

For the first time in CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund history, the selection committee has awarded three contestants equally, rather than one winner and two runners-up.

This year, Aurora James of footwear line Brother Vellies, Rio Uribe of Bullett favorite Gypsy Sport and womenswear designer Jonathan Simkhai will share the coveted title, each winning $300,000 to help fund their up-and-coming brands and a year-long mentorship with a fashion industry veteran.

Previous winners have included now prosperous brands like Alexander Wang, Thom Browne and Joseph Altuzarra—just three of 30 names who’ve launched companies over the past 12 years with support from the CFDA/Vogue.