Photos by David Allen
The Fashion Group International 19th annual Rising Star Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on Jan. 28.
The Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry.
This year’s contenders for women’s ready-to-wear were Brandon Maxwell; Houghton’s Katharine Polk; Ji Oh; Kempner’s Meggie Kempner; MM.LaFleur’s Sarah LaFleur; Nha Khanh’s Khanh Nguyen; Novis’ Jordana Warmflash, and Orley’s Alex, Matthew and Samantha Orley.
Men’s wear nominees were EFM’s Donrad Duncan; Greg Lauren; Malan Breton Homme’s Malan Breton; Peyman Umay, and Rochambeau’s Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper.
Cornelia Guest presented the prize for accessories, which has seven nominees — Dee Ocleppo’s Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger; Edie Parker’s Brett Heyman; Freida Rothman; Yliana Yepez; MR.’s Heather Hubbard; Shoes of Prey’s Jodie Fox, Michael Fox, Mike Knapp, and Soak’s Elena Corsano and Michelle Vale.
Presenter Carol Brodie did the honors for fine jewelry, where the nominees are By/Natalie Frigo’s Natalie Frigo; Cadar’s Michael Kadar; Meredith Marks, and Katie Scott Jewelry’s Katie Scott.
Birchbox’s Katia Beauchamp handed over the Beauty/Fragrance Entrepreneur award to one of the following — Amazon Beauty Inc./Rahua’s Fabian Lliguin; Drunk Elephant Skin Care’s Tiffany Masterson; Mèreadesso’s Linda Stephenson; Scenterprises’ Sue Phillips, or Vbeauté’s Julie Macklowe.
Bergdorf Goodman’s senior vice president of women’s fashion and store presentation Linda Fargo delivered the keynote address at this month’s luncheon. For the Retail Rising Star, this year’s competitors included Plan de Ville’s Catherine Smith; The Sweet Shop NYC’s Kelly Jaime; Trunk’s Aimee Grubel; Radka Osickova; Natasha Samoylenko and Zady’s Maxine Bèdat. Saks Fifth Avenue’s senior vice president and fashion director Roopal Patel revealed that winner.
Margaret Russell, editor in chief of Architectural Digest, revealed this year’s winner for Home/Interior Design. Aerin’s Aerin Lauder, Dipali Patwa of Mela Artisans and Savage Interior Design’s Jonathan Savage are in the race for that honor.
For the Beauty/Fragrance Corporate award, Estée Lauder’s Lab Series Skincare for Men’s Stefano Ruggieri; Clio Ermenidis of Firmenich, Givaudan’s Linda Song; and Ana Paredes of the LVMH Fragrance Brands-owned Givenchy found out from Elle’s Emily Dougherty who will go home with that honor. @fginyc #FGIRisingStar @BrandonMaxwell #RisingStars #RisingStarLuncheon @deeocleppo