DALLAS — A touch of deja vu marked the winners list of the Dallas Fashion Awards announced this week.
Three of the winners will collect the silver Femme trophy for the second year in a row: Teri Jon by Rickie Freeman, New York, for designer dresses; Leegin, City of Industry, Calif., for accessories, and Tickle Me, Long Island City, N.Y., for children’s wear.
The annual awards are decided by a vote of buyers before and during the holiday and resort market, which closed last week.
Other winners by category include: David Dart, Los Angeles, for contemporary; Richard & Co., New York, for sportswear; Niteline, New York, in bridal and formal; Ellen Tracy, New York, for designer sportswear; Gottex, New York, for swimwear; Joseph Ribkoff, Montreal, for dresses, and Periphery, New York, for intimate apparel.
Winners will be honored Sept. 13 at a reception at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York from 6 to 8 p.m., with designers and company principals expected. Also slated to attend are three previously announced honorees: Richard Tyler of Anne Klein & Co, winner of the Fashion Excellence Award; Victor Alfaro, recipient of the Rising Star Award, and Kristi Yamaguchi, Celebrity Award Winner.
The 10 winning resources plus Yamaguchi and Alfaro will be honored Oct. 21 during spring market at the Mart, with ceremonies including a runway show and video program. The fete also will serve as a 30th birthday celebration for the International Apparel Mart.
At a black-tie gala the following night at the Mart, a representative from Anne Klein will receive the Fashion Excellence Award and stage a runway showing of the fall collection. Tyler will participate in absentia via a live interactive video hookup linking Dallas with New York. Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Dallas Fashion Awards, first bestowed in 1976, are sponsored by the Mart and Pantone Color Textile Corp.