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.

This story first appeared in the January 13, 2005 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.