The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced recipients of its Fashion Future Graduate Showcase and finalists of the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, and SAIC alums are among those included. Xiang Gu (MDes 2019) and Emily Shen (MDes 2019) were named CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase recipients. The showcase is a hybrid physical and digital showcase spotlighting exemplary talent to the industry.
Alejandra Alonso Rojas (Post-Bac 2012) is one of 10 finalists of the 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Vogue's editor in chief, Anna Wintour called the finalists, “a true reflection of American fashion – and the world – today, speaking to creativity, community, and sustainability.” The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF) was established in 2003 to help emerging designers and cultivate the next generation of American fashion talent.