CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Altuzarra launches J.Crew capsule collection

Pieces from the Altuzarra J.Crew capsule collection

Following his victory at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund gala last November, Joseph Altuzarra’s J.Crew collaboration launches globally on April 19, with the capsule line inspired by “French preppy style.”

The American-based French fashion designer is known for his tailored ready-to wear pieces, which saw him scoop first prize at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and gain the opportunity to launch this collection at J.Crew.

Collections from the runners up -- jewelry designer Pamela Love and Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters’s label Creatures of the Wind -- are also available for preorder, ahead of official launches on May 17 and June 14 respectively.

Organized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund helps rising fashion talents with the combination of a cash prize and mentoring.

Previous recipients include Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, and Thakoon.

This is the second time the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has partnered with J. Crew, with designs by honorees Billy Reid, Prabal Gurung, and Eddie Borgo hitting its stores last year.