NEW YORK — Fashion Group International selected nominees for its eighth annual Rising Star Awards, on Jan. 27.
Eight awards will be handed out to emerging talents in women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, retail, accessories, fine jewelry, beauty and home and interior design.
Zac Posen is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the event, which will take place at the New York Hilton.
The nominees in the women’s rtw category are Arthur Mendonça; Adi, Ange, Kai and Gabi of As Four; Doo-Ri Chung of Doo.Ri; Lindy and Kathy Jones of Palmer Jones; Nony Tochterman of Petro Zillia, and Richard Chai. Retail nominees are Emilia Fabricant of Cadeau, Maribel Lieberman of MarieBelle, Yael Alkalay of Red Flower and Tory Burch of Tory Burch.
In accessories, nominees are Jane Fox of Buzz by Jane Fox, Karen Darby Scott of Darby Scott, Gabriella Zanzani, Jane Ciccone of Jane Elizabeth and Douglas S. Perlman of Woozie Wear. Fine jewelry nominees are Carolina Bucci, Cheena Chandra, Nicholas Varney and Simon Alcantara.
In beauty, nominees in the fragrance corporate category are Cindy Lin of Avon Products, Nicole Howard of The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., Aurelien Guichard of Givaudan Fragrances and Pascal Gaurin of International Flavors & Fragrances. Nominated in the fragrance entrepreneur category are Annette Rubin of Belli Cosmetics, Randi Shinder of Dessert, Paula Dorf of Paula Dorf Cosmetics, Sarah Barton King of Pink Room, Scott Barnes of Scott Barnes Cosmetics and Emily Singer of Mixed Emotions.
For men’s rtw, the nominees are Steven Cox and Daniel Silver of Duckie Brown, Lenor Romano, Romain Kapadia, Tomer Gendler of Tomer and Teres McClen of Teres McClen Collection.
Home and interior design nominees are Jeffery Hutchison of Jeffery Hutchison & Assoc., Liora Manne, Soucie Horner Ltd. and Michael Wainwright of Wainwright Pottery.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
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Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast