NEW YORK — Even in tough times like these, there is no shortage of talent looking to make an impact on fashion, accessories, retail, beauty and home.
On Jan. 29, Fashion Group International will once again tip its hat to emerging talent at the 12th Annual Rising Star Awards. Tory Burch, an award winner in 2005 for retail, will give the keynote address at the event, which recognizes up-and-coming designers and executives in women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, retail, accessories, fine jewelry, beauty and interior design.
This year, the nominees for women’s rtw are Gustavo Cadile; Christian Cota; Sue Stemp; Annebet Duvall & Stephanie Doucette for Doucette Duval; Ina Soltani; Michalyn Andrews for Trasteverine, and Yoon Chang and Je-Won Hwang for Whistle & Flute. For men’s apparel, they are Anthony Keegan for Commonwealth Utilities; Carlos Campos; Prince Williams 3rd for Prince Williams Designs, and Michael Leen, Matteo Gottardi and Hamid Johannes Mahmood for Operations.
Accessories finalists are Eileen Shields; Natalia Barbieri and Jennifer Portman of Bionda Castana; Stephanie Owen of Elizabeth Cole Jewelry; Claudia, Laura and Alejandra Laviada of Pantera, and Satu and Celeste Greenberg of Tuleste Market, LLC. For fine jewelry, they are Ivanka Trump, Ariane Zurcher of Ariane Zurcher Jewelry; Darcy Miro for Darcy Miro Metals Shop; Danielle and Jodie Snyder for Dannijo, and Stephanie Albertson for Stephanie Albertson Jewelry LLC.
Fashion Group’s retail finalists are Alexis Maybank for Gilt Groupe; Alexandra Adame and Nikki Fontanella for The Dressing Room Boutique & Bar, Hicham Benmira and Brian Cousins for Hollander & Lexer.
In beauty, the fragrance corporate nominees are Marypierre Julien for Givaudan Fragrances; Katie Lucas for Avon Products Inc.; Juliette Karagueuzoglou for International Flavors & Fragrances, and Julie Birns for Prescriptives/the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. Beauty’s fragrance entrepreneur finalists are Cathy Gins for Aromawear LLC; Janet League-Katzin for Sphatika International LLC, Jessica Dunne for Ellie D Parfume; Tom Wilscam for Hommage, and Gerd Schwarzkopf for PHCP Inc., Professional Hair Care Products/Mensgroom.
In the home and interior design category, nominees are Claudia Kalis for CK Designs; Jaimie Chew for J. Chew Porcelain, and Wayne Ludlum for Vestalife.
Presenters include Origins’ Jane Lauder for fragrance entrepreneur; In Style’s Amy Synott for fragrance corporate; Chris Madden for home and interior design; Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki for retail, and Henri Bendel’s vice president and fashion director Ann Watson for accessories. Bebe is the sponsor of the event.
“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)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews