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The 2008 finalists have been announced, which means big cash flow potential for the lot. Per FWD: "On Tuesday, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund announced this year's 10 contenders for the $200,000 award, which bestows $50,000 for each of two runners-up. Finalists include Albert Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus, Alejandro Ingelmo, Alexander Wang, Irene Neuwirth, Jason Wu, Juan Carlos Obando, Swaim and Christina Hutson of Obedient Sons and Daughters, John Patrick of Organic, Richard Chai, and Lisa Mayock & Sophie Buhai of Vena Cava, who were finalists last year as well." [FWD]