The Fashion Fund Available Now on Amazon Video

The 10-episode season will be released weekly in the U.S., and
available free of charge to all Amazon customers

In conjunction with the season premiere, Amazon Fashion will showcase
collections from designers featured on the show

The docu-series features Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, Steven
Kolb and the entire 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund selection committee

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced that The Fashion Fund, an
Amazon Unscripted Series, is now available for all Amazon customers in
the U.S. The series follows the process of selecting designers for the
CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, led by Vogue’s Anna
and CFDA Chairman Diane
von Furstenberg
. The Fashion Fund is ad-supported and
available free of charge to all Amazon customers via the Amazon Video
app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, and mobile devices or
online at

Each year, 10 promising designers are nominated by the Fashion Fund
committee and compete in a four-month-long competition to win a cash
prize and a mentorship from an industry professional, with the goal of
further developing their business. Produced by Condé
Nast Entertainment
and Break
Thru Films
, season three of The Fashion Fund takes viewers
inside the 2015 competition.

In conjunction with the premiere of The Fashion Fund, Amazon
Fashion will launch a content-rich, dedicated retail experience for
customers to shop a curated selection of the Spring 2016 collections of
this year’s designers all in one place, for the first time, at

“We are thrilled to launch The Fashion Fund on Amazon Video, and
to work with fashion icons Diane von Furstenberg and Anna Wintour,” said
Michael Paull, Vice President, Digital Video, Amazon. “We’re going to
continue to push the boundaries with our original content and look
forward to bringing our customers even more exciting shows to watch.”

“Collaborating with Amazon enabled us to truly innovate and add a retail
experience to The Fashion Fund, which will delight viewers,” said
Dawn Ostroff, president of Condé Nast Entertainment. “CNE is a true
next-generation studio, working with the best companies to deliver the
most compelling, immersive storytelling experiences to our audiences,
and Amazon, home to some of the best content, is the perfect match for
this series.”

New episodes of the weekly, 10-episode, half-hour season of The
Fashion Fund
will be available Thursdays.

The Fashion Fund features the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund
selection committee: Anna Wintour (Vogue), Diane von Furstenberg (CFDA,
DVF Studio, LLC), Steven
(CFDA), Ken
(Neiman Marcus), Mark
(Vogue), Jeffrey
(Jeffrey New York, Nordstrom), Reed
, Jenna
(J.Crew), Andrew
(Theory) and Marcus
& David
(rag & bone), as well as the 2015 finalists: Scott
and John
(Baja East), Matt
(Baldwin), Aurora
(Brother Vellies), Brad
and Raul
(Cadet), Chris
(CG), Becca McCharen (Chromat), David
(David Hart & Co.), Rio
(Gypsy Sport), Jonathan
and Thaddeus
. Executive Producers are Ricki
, Annie
, Dawn
, Michael
, Christiane Mack and Joe LaBracio.

About the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund was established in 2003 to help emerging
American design talent find continued success in the business of
fashion. With growing industry support, the prize was raised to $400,000
for the winner and $150,000 to the two runners-up in 2015. It is
expected that the awards will be used to further develop each designer’s
business in such areas as marketing, public relations, production and
sales. In addition to the cash prizes, the award also includes
mentorship from an esteemed group of industry professionals whose
expertise is tailored to the designers’ needs and future goals. Past
mentors include Howard Socol, Rose Marie Bravo, Millard “Mickey”
Drexler, Mark Lee, Maureen Chiquet and Domenico de Sole.

Since its inception, the program has granted $5.2 million to over 30
design companies, including winners Brother Vellies, Gypsy Sport,
Jonathan Simkhai, Paul Andrew, Public School, The Elder Statesman,
Altuzarra, Billy Reid, Sophie Theallet, Alexander Wang, Rogan, and
Proenza Schouler and runners-up Eva Fehren, Ryan Roche, Marc Alary, Juan
Carlos Obando, Jennifer Meyer, Tabitha Simmons, Pamela Love, Creatures
of the Wind, Eddie Borgo, Prabal Gurung, Monique Peìan, Patrik Ervell,
Albertus Swanepoel, Vena Cava, Philip Crangi, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rodarte,
Thakoon, Thom Browne, Derek Lam, and Alexandre Plokhov.

In 2007, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund created a separate Business
Advisory Committee to review the applications of the ten CVFF Finalists
(independently of the Selection Committee) with the intent of providing
a more focused business perspective and targeted feedback on the
designers’ future potential in the business. The Business Advisory
Committee will also be available to the seven finalists (who are not
chosen as a winner / runner-up) as an on-going resource for mentoring,
questions & answers and guidance.

About Amazon Video

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’s Creative
in theaters on March 11, 2016.

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About Amazon Fashion, Shopbop, East Dane, and MyHabit

Amazon’s portfolio of fashion sites – Amazon Fashion, Shopbop, East
Dane, and MyHabit – offers the newest and most-wanted pieces of the
season, along with the classics and basics that make up the foundation
of every wardrobe. Amazon Fashion, a fast-growing division of
Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), is a destination for head-to-toe style, offering
clothing, shoes, and accessories from a wide range of iconic, designer,
contemporary, and classic brands for men, women, and kids.
is the premier online shopping destination for modern style, offering
women around the world a comprehensive, hand-picked selection of
established and emerging designers. East
, brother site to Shopbop, is a
global online shopping destination for men’s apparel and accessories,
featuring up-and-coming and leading brands. MyHabit
is a membership-only sale site offering up to 60% off hand-picked
selections for women, men, kids and home. Amazon Fashion, Shopbop, East
Dane, and MyHabit offer Amazon Prime members unique benefits backed by
Amazon’s award-winning customer service.

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