Ryan Roche, Academy of Art University School of Fashion Alumna, Named Runner-Up in CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF)

Watch Ryan Roche on the new season of the CFDA/ Vogue FashionFund TONIGHT at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST on Ovation TV

(From left to right: CFDA President, Diane von Furstenberg; Academy of Art School of Fashion Alumna and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Runner-Up, Ryan Roche; CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Runner-Up, Eva Fehren; CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner, Paul Andrew; Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour; Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Steven Kolb.)

School of Fashion Alumna, Ryan Roche, was named Runner-Up last night at the eleventh annual awards from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF). With this high recognition, Roche will now meet with an assigned business mentor and will be given $100,000 to enable her to pursue her plans as a fashion designer.

The event, hosted by Seth Meyers with keynote speaker Stella McCartney, was the grand finale after four months of preparation for ten emerging designers, including Roche. The intense competition was captured on-screen for the television series The Fashion Fund, which gives viewers a glimpse into the fashion industry and the vision of these up and coming designers. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund selection committee is comprised of fashion icons such as Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg to top-level executives such as Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus, Andrew Rosen of Theory, Jenna Lyons of J.Crew, and more.

Kati Nescher in Ryan Roche's design with Ryan Roche.
Kati Nescher in Ryan Roche’s design with Ryan Roche. Photo By Steve Eichner.
Ryan Roche, Paul Andrew and Eva Zuckerman. Photo By Steve Eichner.
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Ryan Roche. Photo by Steve Eichner.

Watch The Fashion Fund Season 2 extended trailer here and be sure to tune in to the series premiere tonight on Ovation TV at 7 p.m. PST.

Plus, for all your fashion junkies out there, check out the best dressed from the CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund Awards here.

Tonight’s the season premiere of The Fashion Fund‘s second season on the Ovation network.