GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson and creative director Jim Moore, along with the magazine's fashion editors, have announced six finalists in their annual Best New Menswear Designers in America competition (this year held in association with Levis, Bloomingdale's, Calvin Klein and the CFDA).
The 2010 finalists are: Burkman Bros designers Doug and Ben Burkman, Richard Chai, Caulfield Preparatory designer Vincent Flumiani, J.Crew menswear designer Frank Muytjens, Billy Reid, and Unis designer Eunice Lee.
“This year’s class of finalists represents the innovative spirit of American design,” said Steven Kolb, CFDA executive director. “There has never been a time when the menswear market has offered such diversity and creativity, thanks in large part to these talented designers.”
During a special event held in New York on February 11, each designer will showcase a series of looks from their fall 2010 collections. The winning designer will receive a $50,000 cash prize and the opportunity to design a limited-edition collection for Levis, which will be sold at Bloomingdale's. Each designer will also be featured in the March issue of GQ.