Gen Art will host its 11th annual Styles International Design Competition awards, paired with the organization’s Shop NYC event, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at 7 West 34th Street in Manhattan. The event will honor the organization’s 25 finalists, selected from more than 1,000 worldwide submissions. Finalists were chosen by a committee of editors, buyers, stylists and designers, including Victoria Bartlett, Douglas Hannant and Carlos Falchi. Five of the finalists will be honored in the categories of avant-garde, accessories, men’s wear, eveningwear and ready-to-wear.

This story first appeared in the December 1, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.