Celebrating with CFDA/Vogue 2022 Emerging Designer Finalists


To celebrate the unveiling of the CVFF installation and to kick off the pop-up, Nordstrom, Vogue and the CFDA hosted a cocktail party with present and past CVFF finalists, selection committee members, mentors, CFDA board members and other industry leaders at Nordstrom NYC. Guests gathered at American Bar at Nordstrom to see the new installation featuring clothing from the 2022 CVFF Finalists collections and to show their support for the designers. For the 2022 class of CVFF Finalists, Sam Lobban serves as a member of the selection committee and Rickie De Sole is a mentor to Lauren Harwell Godfrey.

Established in 2003, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund was created by Anna Wintour to help emerging American design talent find continued success in the business of fashion. Some of today's most recognized designers have participated in the program and gone on to provide mentorship to the next generation of talent. 

Nordstrom has been a longstanding underwriter of this program (since 2006) and a continued champion of emerging designers. This year, CFDA and Vogue have partnered with Nordstrom to provide the 2022 CVFF finalists a showcase to highlight their designs and gain retail exposure at the Nordstrom New York City Flagship.

The 2022 CVFF Finalists include Jacques Agbobly of Black Boy Knits, Elena Velez, Felisha Noel of Fe Noel, Lauren Harwell Godfrey of Harwell Godfrey, Taofeek Abijako of Head of State, Conley Averett of Judy Turner, Colm Dillane of Kidsuper, Pia Davis and Autumn Randolph of No Sesso, Omar Salam of Sukeina, and Jackson Wiederhoeft of Wiederhoeft. 

The 2022 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund designer collections are now available for purchase at Nordstrom NYC – 3rd Floor.