Tiffany donates $250,000 to help develop American jewellery talent.
Tiffany & Co has entered into a three-year partnership to support the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Vogue Fashion Fund, with a donation of $1m USD.
As part of Tiffany’s support, a grant of $250,000 will be awarded to one of nine jewellery designers who have been a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, to go towards their business development as a brand.
The nine jewellery designers who will be eligible for the grant are: Eddie Borgo, Philip Crangi, Monique Pean, Subversive Jewelry, Dean Harris, Irene Nuwirth, House of Waris, Pamela Love and Anthony Nak.
Borgo and Love are already well regarded in the UK, with both sold through retailer Liberty, and Love recently partnering on a collection with high street fashion giant Topshop.
The nine jewellery designers will be judged by Tiffany CEO Michael Kowalski, US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Vogue senior accessories editor Filipa Fino and CFDA executive director Steven Kolb. The winner will be announced this summer.
"As a leader in the jewellery industry, it is important to us that the next generation of talented jewellery designers are able to succeed in the face of the many business challenges they face. Partnering with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, this grant is intended to continue to develop jewellery as an important field of design", said Kowalski.