NEW YORK — The Fashion Group International unveiled the list of finalists for its Rising Star Awards later this month.
In the women’s apparel category, they are Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra; Prabal Gurung; Nima Taherzadeh of Nima; Peter Hidalgo; Matthew Ames; Michael Angel; Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs; Bibhu Mohapatra, and Brigitte Schwenner of Sievering.
In men’s apparel, they are Loris Diran; Anthony Keegan and Richard Christiansen of Commonwealth Utilities; Paul Marlow of Loden Dager, and Stefan Dahlkvist, Simen Staalnacke and Peder Borresen of Moods of Norway.
The accessories finalists are Amanda Pearl Brotman of Amanda Pearl; Cornelia Petronis of Mark; Shai Levy of Seventy Eight Percent;Adriana Castro; Robin Frances Stern of It’s About Time, and Katherine Fleming. For fine jewelry, they are Visnja Brdar of Visnja Jewels; Kelly Amorim of Carla Amorim Jewelry; Monica Rich Kosann of MRK Fine Arts, and Nina Basharova of Nina Basharova Jewelry Design.
In retail, the award could go to John Bartlett; Helena Greene of Swing Concept Shop; Edward Chai and Paul Birardi of Odin New York; Barbara Moore of B. Moore Designs, Inc., or Alexandra Galgano of Charm and Chain.
As in previous years, there are two beauty categories, for fragrance corporate and fragrance entrepreneur.
In the fragrance corporate category, the finalists are Irina Burlakova of Givaudan Fragrances Corp.; Jerome Roux of Coty Prestige;Juliette Karagueuzoglou of International Flavors & Fragrances, and Jaclyn Rebecca Davis of MAC Cosmetics. For fragrance entrepreneur, they are Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz of Malin + Goetz; Lisa Hoffman of Lisa Hoffman Beauty; Frederick Bouchardy of Joya; Janet League-Katzin of Sphatika International, and Danny Seo of Wholearth Beauty and Bath.
Finally, the home-interior design Rising Star honoree will be selected from among Luke Vahle of Fifth Season Design; Shawn Henderson; Dror Benshetrit of Dror, and Joey Roth.
This year’s Rising Star Awards luncheon will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street on Jan. 22. Nina Garcia, Marie Claire fashion director and “Project Runway” judge, will be the event’s keynote speaker.
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
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion