NEW YORK — Recognizing that the pressure on New York’s emerging band of design talents is enormous, crystal maven Nadja Swarovski invited several of them to a leisurely lunch at Le Bernardin on Thursday in honor of their nominations for Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Awards.

“I have to admit, life has gotten a little bit overwhelming,” said Derek Lam, who is nominated for his ready-to-wear, along with Zac Posen and Patrick Robinson, the current women’s designer for Perry Ellis. “I feel like I’ve been doing all my work from 9 p.m. until 3 in the morning, because that’s all the time I have. I was just asking when I could find time to take a vacation.”

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