So this is really cool – Ecco Domani Wines celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Fashion Foundation last night in support of new and emerging fashion designers. Seven designers are chosen each year to receive a grant of $25,000 and create a collection shown during New York Fashion Week (what a dream!?). Past winners include Zac Posen, Rag & Bone, Proenza Schouler, Erin Fetherston, Alexander Wang and Derek Lam to name a few.
The benefit held at the Bowery Hotel was nothing short of uplifting as it was great seeing designers given such an amazing opportunity. Hosted by Robert Verdi, winners new and old (plus their designs) were in attendance to show their support. So here’s to a “Decade of Style” and hoping the 2011 designers shine like past winners.