NEW YORK — Fashion Group International’s annual Rising Star Awards are taking shape with the disclosure of this year’s crop of finalists.
In women’s ready-to-wear, the nominees are Frank Tell; Tanya Taylor; Marissa Webb; Nary Manivong; Vengsarkar Budhu of Gavaskar; Julie and Jason Alkire of Haus Alkire; Charles Harbison of Harbison, and Giovanna Randall of Honor. In men’s wear, they are Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss; Ian Velardi; Ernest Sabine of Ernest Alexander, and Matthew Orley, Alex Orley and Samantha Florence of Orley.
In the retail category, the award will be decided between Rachel Shechtman of Story; Katie Finnegan and Erica Bell of Hukkster, and Charlotte Neuville of The Fashion Chef.
The accessories nominees are Edmundo Castillo; Deborah Sawaf of Thalé Blanc; Melanie Lopez of Roman & Sunstone; Michelle Vale; Annette and Phoebe Stephens of Anndra Neen; Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa of Warby Parker, and Annie Jaroszewicz of Equipt for Play. In fine jewelry, they are Lisa Black; Joseph Yushuva of Casa Reale; Margery Hirschey, and Amaia and Yolanda Torrubia of Torrubia & Torrubia.
In the beauty-fragrance corporate category, nominees are Eileen Ahasic of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.; Jean Michel Karam of IOMA Paris; Ruhi Patil of International Flavors & Fragrances, and Sara Zucker of Nars Cosmetics.
Finalists in the beauty-fragrance entrepreneur segment are Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian Beauty; Nathan Motylinski of Le Cherche Midi; Belle Fleur’s Tony Perez and Meredith Waga, and Kelly Podorsek of Kelly & Jones. Finally, the home interiors award will be decided between Anna Karlin; Jon Call of Mr Call Designs, and Reinaldo Leandro and Ariel Ashe of Ashe + Leandro.
There will be a Karen Harvey Business Innovator award, which will be announced by Karen Harvey, whose consulting firm is the event’s lead sponsor.
The luncheon ceremony, scheduled at Cipriani 42nd Street on Jan. 28, will feature Simon Doonan as keynote speaker. Award presenters including Saks Fifth Avenue’s Lincoln Moore, Teen Vogue’s Amy Astley, Scalamandré’s Steven Stolman, Bloomingdale’s Brooke Jaffe, Kara Ross, Hal Rubenstein, Leslie Blodgett and Stephen Burrows.
Saks, a sponsor alongside Teen Vogue and Silver Lining, will host a cocktail party for the finalists Wednesday at its flagship store’s café on 8.
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In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
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BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
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