Therunthrough.com, a B2B platform connecting the fashion press with established and emerging designers, will receive the first Karen Harvey Business Innovator Award at today’s Rising Star Awards luncheon organized by The Fashion Group International.
“People talk about great ideas all the time. The truth is no idea is really great unless it can be executed,” said Karen Harvey, chief executive officer of the Karen Harvey Consulting Group. “This award is acknowledgement of a great idea with great potential and exceptional execution.”
Therunthrough features more than 30,000 accessories from 85 designers including Gucci, Michael Kors, Pamela Love, Kara Ross and De Beers. There are 350 editors and stylists around the world using Therunthrough, from publications like Glamour, Lucky, InStyle, Brides, Vogue, Elle and Elite Traveler. Therunthrough offers virtual look-book tools, image management, and an invitation-only member directory.
Therunthrough had its beta launch in July 2011 and was started by Meggan Crum and Mandy Tang, both former accessories editors. They conceived the site as a tool to facilitate the procedure of wrangling samples for shoots between market editors and design houses and to replace the old ways using paper look books and requiring multiple showroom visits. “It’s really about connecting brands and editors in such a really well-executed way,” Harvey said.
The Karen Harvey Consulting Group specializes in executive search, professional development, instructing executives on presenting creative visions and strategies, and brand incubation. “In our search for talent, we believe that our clients rely on us to identify emerging talent and very high-performing business leaders,” said Harvey.
Karen Harvey, Saks Fifth Avenue and InStyle sponsor the Rising Star Awards, which recognizes up-and-coming designers and executives in fashion, beauty and retail.
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