NEW YORK — Fashion Group International has unveiled the emerging talent up for honors at the 14th annual Rising Star Awards on Jan. 27.
In the women’s ready-to-wear category, the nominees are Tom Scott; Jonathan Simkhai; Benjamin Channing Clyburn and Sonia Yoon of Bensoni; Fabiola Arias; Elene Cassis; Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia of Sachin + Babi for Ankasa; Joel Diaz and Christina LaPens of Jolibe; Jedda-Kahn Blue-El of Jedda-Kahn; Bradley Scott, and Danny Liu and Brian Wood for Silvio Liu. Catherine Malandrino will present the rtw award.
For men’s apparel, nominees are Jeff Halmos and Sam Shipley of Shipley & Halmos; Antonio Azzuolo; Peder Børresen, Stefan Dahlkvist and Simen Staalnacke of Moods of Norway, and Loris Diran. Simon Spurr will present the award.
Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo will present the retail award, which will be decided between Alissa Emerson and Valerie Feigen of Edit; Lisa Weiss of Début New York;Robert James of By Robert James, and Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman of Rent the Runway.
Lauren Bush will be on hand to present the accessories award, for which the nominees are Nicole Romano; Towana Phillip of To’sha; Adriana Castro; Satu and Celeste Greenberg of Tuleste Market; Jury Artola and Olga Grib of J. Artola, and Marc Marmel. For fine jewelry, presented by Ippolita, the winner will be chosen between Nina Basharova; Visnja Brdar of Visnja Jewels; Wendy Brandes; Moritz Glik of Moritz Glik Studio, and Betty Lou Moscot of Blu Betty Lou Moscot.
In beauty, the fragrance corporate award will be presented by InStyle magazine’s Amy Synnott-D’Annibale, and nominees are Siddharth Shah of Givaudan Fragrances Corp.; Margot Humbert of MAC Cosmetics; Jill Nisson of Avon Products Inc., and Caroline Pieper-Vogt of Fusion Brands Inc. Bobbi Brown will hand out the fragrance entrepreneur award, which will be decided between Christopher Chong of Amouage; Harold Zimmerman of Votre Vu; Francis Kurkdjian of Maison Francis Kurkdjian, and Ellen Sirot of Hand Perfection.
Finally, House Beautiful magazine’s Newell Turner will present in home/interior design, with nominees being Koray Duman and Laith Sayigh of Sayigh + Duman; Karl Zahn, and Alissia Melka-Teichroew of By AMT Inc.
Norma Kamali will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street here, which will be hosted by Condé Nast Digital’s Jamie Pallot.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)