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.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)