FGI Re­veals Ris­ing Star Awards Hon­orees

WWD Digital Daily - - In Focus: Technology - BY ROSE­MARY FEITELBERG

This year’s fi­nal­ists for the Fash­ion Group In­ter­na­tional Ris­ing Star Awards will have a chance to cel­e­brate with their com­peti­tors at a cock­tail party at the Tory Sport store on Fifth Av­enue Jan. 16.

The main event will be held Jan. 24 at Cipri­ani 42nd Street with Tommy Hil­figer shar­ing his wis­dom in the key­note ad­dress. His wife, Dee Ocleppo Hil­figer, will be on hand to present the Ac­ces­sories award. Behno’s Shivam Pun­jya, Bobby Roaché, Genevieve Rose Ate­lier’s Genevieve Foddy, Jibs Life’s Natalie Kath­leen, Lelet NY’s Sara Bieler Sas­son and Lutz Mor­ris’ Tina Lutz Mor­ris will be vy­ing for this year’s prize.

In the Fine Jew­elry cat­e­gory, Amanda Pearl’s Amanda Pearl Brot­man,

Em­manuel Tarpin, Foundrae’s Beth Bug­day­cay, Misa­hara Jew­elry’s Lepa Galeb-Roskopp and Neha Dani Jew­elry’s Neha Dani are the fi­nal­ists. Alexan­dra Mor will present to the win­ner.

Phillip Lim will hand over the Womenswear award. Fi­nal­ists in­clude Cristina Ot­ta­viano, Haus Von M’s Ludi Wang, Ju­lianna Bass, Land of Dis­trac­tion’s Danita Short and Chris­tian Juul Nielsen, Lau­rence & Chico’s Lau­rence Li and

Chico Wang, Sophia Is’ Sophia TezelTzelepis and Vic­to­ria Hayes. The win­ner of this year’s Menswear award will re­ceive that honor from Kerby Jean-Ray­mond. Don Mor­phy’s Daniel Mo­for, éclec­tic’s Franck Malègue, Head of State’s Taofeek Abi­jako and Reali New York’s Lisa Reali are the com­peti­tors. Bandier’s Jen­nifer Bandier will present the Re­tail award to Gabriela Hearst, Grau­pel Inc.’s Christina Fitz­patrick or Nova Octo’s Silje Lübbe.

After­pay will be the win­ner of this year’s Hill­dun Busi­ness In­no­va­tion award.

Cos­mopoli­tan’s Jes­sica Pels will be in charge of hon­or­ing the Beauty/Fra­grance Cor­po­rate win­ner. Crème de la Mer’s Kathryn Stuke, In­ter­na­tional Fla­vors & Fra­grances’ Macken­zie Reilly, Jo Malone Lon­don’s Mor­gan Fulcher and MAC Cos­met­ics’ Ja­clyn Aguil­era will be ea­gerly await­ing that an­nounce­ment.

Elle’s Kristina Ro­dulfo will honor the Beauty/Fra­grance En­tre­pre­neur win­ner. Body Stones by Kate McLeod’s Kate McLeod and Ni­chola Gray, Flesh’s Linda Wells, High Beauty’s Melissa Jochim, Na­teeva’s Hope Free­man, Peach & Lily’s Ali­cia Yoon and Scentin­vent Tech­nolo­gies’ Abby Wal­lach and Caro­line Fabri­gas are in-the-run­ning.

Pre­sen­ter Caleb An­der­son will han­dle the Home In­te­rior/Prod­uct In­no­va­tion award to Ate­lier d’Amis’ Se­bastien Leon Agneessens, Pan­demic De­sign Stu­dio’s David Rozek or The Orig­i­nal Lawn Fur­ni­ture Co.’s Charles Pavarini 3rd.

This year’s awards are spon­sored by Hearst Mag­a­zines, Hill­dun Corp. and

Tory Burch.

Phillip Lim will present the Womenswear award and Kerby Jean-Ray­mond will do the hon­ors for the men’s wear win­ner.

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