Previous winners such as Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler and Thakoon, have found the profile raising award and financial injection vital to their lines success. Particulary now, when doom and gloom is forecast in financial markets, this boost will be much needed by the finalists who include, Albertus Quartus, Alejandro Ingelmo, Alexander Wang (pictured), Irene Neuwirth, Jason Wu, Juan Carlos Obando, Obedient Sons and Daughters, John Patrick Organic, Richard Chai and Vena Cava. The winners and runners up will be officially named at a dinner in New York on 19 November. We're rooting for the fabulous Mr Wang, previously profiled on Elleuk.com.
By Lianne Ludlow
Posted 17 July 2008More