WWD.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/dfa-nominees-announced-872221/
government-trade
government-trade

DFA Nominees Announced

DALLAS — The Dallas Market Center announced 42 finalists in its 28th annual Dallas Fashion Awards competition. The DMC changed the categories a bit, adding Better Classics, After 5 and Denim and expanding men’s wear from a single category...

DALLAS — The Dallas Market Center announced 42 finalists in its 28th annual Dallas Fashion Awards competition. The DMC changed the categories a bit, adding Better Classics, After 5 and Denim and expanding men’s wear from a single category into three: Men’s Tailored, Men’s Athletic/Urban and Men’s Sportswear.

This story first appeared in the June 3, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

A panel of fashion journalists, trend experts and representatives of industry associations picked the nominees in 15 categories, but winners will be determined through a vote of buyers who shop at the International Apparel Mart. They’ll receive their trophies at a formal gala at the Mart on Oct. 26 during spring market week.

The nominees are:

Accessories: Donald J. Pliner, Streets Ahead and Francesco Biasia.

After 5: Chetta B, Kay Unger and Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon Nites.

Contemporary: Cynthia Steffe, Joie and Trina Turk.

Bridge/Designer: Lafayette 148, De Sentino and David Meister.

Denim: Seven for all Mankind, AG Jeans and FRX.

Young Contemporary: Bella Dahl, Juicy Couture and Hard Tail.

Jewelry: R.J. Graziano, Ben-Amun and Seasonal Whispers.

Better Classics: Mac & Jac, Tianello and Blue Ice.

Intimate Apparel: Cosabella, Flora Nikrooz and Fernando Sanchez.

Prom/Pageant: Tiffany Designs, Panoply and Precious Formals.

Bridal: Anjolique Bridal, Maggie Sottero Bridal and Mary’s Bridal.

Children’s Wear: Michael Simon, Trish Scully and Deux Par Deux.

Men’s Tailored: Matteo Mass and Jack Victor.

Men’s Athletic/Urban: Puma and Fubu.

Men’s Sportswear: LaCoste and Nat Nast.