Get to Know the 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Nominees

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Its Fall 2009 runway show in New York boasted a stellar model cast, and after designers Flora Gill and Alexa Adams's fifth Ohne TItel collection, a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nomination may be just the push this brand on the verge needs.  Adams worked at Helmut Lang, both worked for Karl Lagerfeld, and this year, they earned a 2009 Ecco Domini Fashion Foundation award.

>> This year's ten CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists have just been announced — they range from the eco-conscious (Monique Pean, Alabama Chanin) to cobblers (Esquivel Shoes) to straight-up womenswear designers (Sophie Theallet, Wayne, Ohne Titel, Gary Graham).  Anna Wintour noted, “We had very strong applicant pool this year, particularly among the jewelers" — here's looking at lucky jewelry nominees Pean and House of Waris.  The winner and runners-up, who are bestowed with cash prizes and industry mentorship, will be announced Nov. 16 at the annual gala.

Until then, an introduction (minus menswear nominees Patrik Ervell and Simon Spurr of Spurr).