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.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)