NEW YORK — Fashion Group International unveiled this year’s nominees for its Rising Star Awards, set for Jan. 24 at Cipriani 42nd Street with Ralph Rucci as the keynote speaker.
Finalists for women’s ready-to-wear are Nellie Partow, Giovanna Randall of Honor, Tia Cibani, Norisol Ferrari, Brandon Sun, Vengsarkar Budhu of Gavaskar, Loris Diran, Norman Ambrose and Rolando Santana. In men’s wear, they are Andy Hilfiger of Andrew Charles, Todd Snyder, Tim Coppens and Ariel and Shimon Ovadia of Ovadia & Sons. The accessories winner will be chosen from Cornelia Guest, Anndra Neen’s Phoebe and Annette Stephens, Adriana Castro, Dixie Dunbar Studio’s Soteria Kontis, Megan Papay and Cristina Palomo-Nelson of Freda Salvador, Manù’s Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, Max Kibardin and Swims’ Johan Ringdal. Fine jewelry’s finalists are Alexandra Mor, Jenny Klatt and Stephanie Wynne Lalin of Jemma Wynne and Torrubia & Torrubia’s Amaia and Yolanda Torrubia. Meanwhile, retail nominees are Fivestory’s Claire Distenfeld, Hayley Barna and Katie Beauchamp of Birchbox, Áslaug Magnúsdóttir and Lauren Santo Domingo of Moda Operandi and Shen Beauty’s Jessica Richards and Julie Stringer.
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