Teflar Wins The 2017 CFDA/'Vogue' Fashion Fund
Unisex clothing for the socially savvy.
Teflar designer Teflar Clemens has won this year's top honor at the grueling CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition, awarded with a whopping $400,000 and a mentorship by a committee of industry insiders.
The New York-based designer launched his “horizontal, democratic, universal” unisex line in 2005 and has been stocked in the likes of Colette and Opening Ceremony, as well as creating off-the-wall capsule collections with White Castle and Century 21's new in-store shop Next Century.
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The runners up, Ahlem Manai Platt of eyewear brand Ahlem and Becca McCharen-Tran of inclusive ready-to-wear brand Chromat, took home $150,000 each, and all 10 designers receive a year of mentoring.
Check out the nominations list for the 2017 Fashion Awards.