ATLANTA — AmericasMart DIVA winners were announced, then wined and dined at an Oct. 20 black-tie gala at Atlanta’s Capital City Club. Formalwear was the focus, as design and retail winners, chosen by buyers and industry experts, were honored in 10 apparel and accessories areas. Below, the winners.
Special Occasion: Faviana
Mother-of-the-Bride: Tie between Teri Jon by Ricki Freeman and La Belle Social Occasion.
Accessories: Sassy South Jewelry
Shoes: Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk.
Flower Girl: Cupid’s Collection by P.C. Mary’s Bridal.
Bridal Retailer: Tie between White Lace & Promises (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Karen Eagle (Virginia Beach, Va.).
Prom Retailer: Bravura Fashion (Marietta, Ga.).
Special Occasion Retailer: Round Robin (Columbia, S.C.).
Rising Star of the Year Retailer: Kiss the Bride (Valdosta, Ga.).
Special Retail Recognition:
Lucille’s Bridal and Formals (Wilson, N.C.).
Holiday (Mobile, Ala.).
Henri’s Cloud Nine (Minerva, Ohio).
A Formal Approach (Jefferson City, Tenn.).