Americans in Paris


The CFDA and Vogue are pleased to announce the fifth season of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund “Americans in Paris” initiative, with the generous support of Tommy Hilfiger.

“Americans in Paris” was created as a global showcase for emerging American designers. As Paris Fashion Week attracts a wide array of international retailers, the showroom will provide invaluable global exposure for the designers; as well as the sales, marketing and media support necessary to expand their respective businesses.

Ten past CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund designers have been selected to participate in the shared showroom space:

A.L.C. – Andrea Lieberman

Esquivel Shoes – George Esquivel

Giulietta – Sofia Sizzi

Illesteva – Daniel Silberman & Justin Salguero

Jennifer Fisher – Jennifer Fisher

Jennifer Meyer – Jennifer Meyer

JC Obando – Juan Carlos Obando

Patrik Ervell – Patrik Ervell

The Elder Statesman – Greg Chait

Wes Gordon – Wes Gordon


The showroom will be located at Le 8 Valois and will be open during Paris Fashion Week from September 28 – September 30. On Friday September 27, Tommy Hilfiger will host a round table conversation with the designers to provide mentorship and answer questions regarding the global nature of the industry today and expanding their business internationally. The discussion will be followed by a dinner in honor of the ten designers.


For more about the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund visit here.