Wing Yin Yau, Maria Cornejo and Erin Isakov were the first installment's winners.
NEW YORK — The winners of the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative, devoted to the implementation of ethical and sustainable business practices, were revealed Thursday evening during a cocktail reception in the penthouse of the Greenwich Hotel here. Erin Isakov of performance line Erin Snow won the top prize of $150,000. Maria Cornejo of Zero + Maria Cornejo and Wing Yin Yau of Wwake, were the two runners-up, each collecting $50,000 to put toward the strategies they worked on over the course of the program.
There were 10 finalists in total, including Brother Vellies by Aurora James, Dezso by Sara Beltran, K/LLER Collection by Katie DeGuzman and Michael Miller, Nicholas K by Nicholas Kunz and Christopher Kunz, Prabal Gurung, SVILU by Marina Polo and Britt Cosgrove and Tome by Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo.
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