The Fashion Fund is a documentary about the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition. The show airs on Ovation TV, Wednesday at 10pm EST. Anna Wintour, Editor-In-Chief of American Vogue is the headliner. The show also features the fabulous Diane von Furstenberg (who I could listen to speak all day), designer and Council of Fashion Designers of America President; Jenna Lyons, J. Crew President; Andrew Rosen, Theory Co-Founder and CEO; and Ken Downing, fashion Director and SVP of Neiman Marcus.
Wednesday, Jan. 29th was episode 2. I like to dvr the show & begin watching it about 30min after the start time… not sure what that’s about. Last week was an introduction to the panel of judges, CFDA process & some color on the designers/contestants. This week, the 10 chosen designers had 15min to present. YIKES!
The designer I wait anxiously to see come on the screen is, Misha Nonoo (@Nonoo_NY). Her seemingly soft fabrics, complimentary lines, strong tones & soothing water colors are stunning. I thought she did a wonderful job during her presentation. Not only did the judges, but we as her fans and/or potential customers were left knowing exactly who she designs for.
I applaud the fact that Misha decided to attend business school instead of design school. I’m not sure and will probably never know what this decision was based on. I’m going to presume it was either, she was so confident in her design talent, she knew that part was in the bag. Or maybe, she realized that being knowledgable on the business side of the industry was equally as important to launching & sustaining a lucrative business.