Thirteen manufacturers took home coveted Femme trophies last month at the 27th annual Dallas Fashion Awards ceremony. Winners, which are determined by a poll of retailers who vote for their best-performing resources, were announced Academy...
Thirteen manufacturers took home coveted Femme trophies last month at the 27th annual Dallas Fashion Awards ceremony. Winners, which are determined by a poll of retailers who vote for their best-performing resources, were announced Academy Awards-style at the Oct. 26 gala, held at International Apparel Mart. Also, Brighton was honored with the inaugural Special Achievement award.
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DRESSES: JOSEPH RIBKOFF
Canadian fashion force Joseph Ribkoff has mastered the art of international style. The 45-year-old firm, based in Quebec, continues to export trendy, versatile and highly salable dress and suit collections. The label’s global appeal is rooted in its diversified approach to the ready-to-wear market. The company’s three divisions include: Joseph Ribkoff dresses; J. Ribkoff Couture, which includes more formal eveningwear and mother-of-the-bride styles, and Ribkoff Trends, a separates and related sportswear lineup that’s trend-intensive.
INTIMATE APPAREL: NICK & NORA
Produced by Shady Character Ltd. in New York, Nick & Nora’s whimsical styles have a national following thanks to plenty of exposure on TV. The printed pj’s have been seen on "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Will & Grace," "Dharma & Greg," and "Ally McBeal," giving a major boost to the brand. Nick & Nora features witty prints, from cocktails to flamingos to state maps. The company makes cotton pajamas for women and children, as well as robes, lingerie and cosmetic bags.
DESIGNER: OSCAR BY OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Oscar knows how to please his faithful clients. And building on his successful signature line, he struck gold seven years ago with the introduction of his secondary line, Oscar by Oscar de la Renta, licensed by Apparel Group International. With its modern, sophisticated sportswear and subtle glam quotient, the line continues to shine at retail. And it’s a favorite of younger women who crave the designer-level style but can’t afford the price yet.
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