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FGI Recognizes Rising Stars in Fashion

Posted: January 31, 2012

The Fashion Group International named some of the fashion industry members to watch in the coming months and years as it awarded its 2012 Rising Star trophies at the organization’s 15th annual luncheon event. With a keynote speech from designers Isabel and Ruben Toledo, the lunch—which was sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue, InStyle, Bebe and ChicTV—saw winners named in categories of Beauty/Fragrance Corporate, Beauty/Fragrance Entrepreneur, Retail, Accessories, Home/Interior, Fine Jewelry, Menswear and Women’s Ready-to-Wear.

Those going home with trophies were:

  • Beauty/Fragrance Corporate: Celine Barel, IFF
  • Beauty/Fragrance Entrepreneur: David Moltz, D.S. & Durga
  • Retail: Vasken Demirjian, Vasken Salon
  • Accessories: Blythe Harris, Stella & Dot
  • Home/Interior: Joe Manus, Shiner International
  • Fine Jewelry: Wendy Brandes, Wendy Brandes
  • Menswear: Simon Spurr, Simon Spurr
  • Women’s Ready-to-Wear: Wes Gordon, Wes Gordon; Misha Nonoo, Nonoo (tie)