Joseph Altuzarra, of the label Altuzarra, was awarded the coveted CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund last night in New York among a crowd of fashion insiders and designers. The award, now in its eighth year, aims to help talented emerging designers further their brands and careers. Altuzarra, the 27-year-old design wonder boy, has taken the industry by storm since catapulting onto the international fashion scene in 2009. As a result of his promise as an emerging talent, Altuzarra was awarded $300,000 to put towards his growing business and mentorship from fashion industry leaders.
Altuzarra visited Holt Renfrew in 2009 when he first burst into the fashion world and his Spring 2012 Resort collection is currently available in store.