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Rising Star Finalists Announced

Ally HilfigerAre you one of fashion's rising stars? Probably not, although you should definitely work on it. Fashion Group International just announced the finalists for its annual Rising Star Awards, and if you've been selected, you've probably already been notified but just in case, here are the lucky nominees:

[WARNING: there were about a million people nominated, so if you aren't on this list you probably don't exist.]

Women's Ready-to-Wear presented by Ralph Rucci:

  • Wes Gordon
  • Nary Manivong and Alexandria Hilfiger of Nahm
  • Elene Cassis
  • Joel Diaz and Christina LaPens of Jolibe
  • Norman Ambrose
  • Nara Paz of Nara Paz Design Internationale
  • Misha Nonoo of Nonoo
  • Stacy Lomman of Stacy Lomman: New York
  • Steven McDermott of Stevie Mac New York

Men’s Apparel presented by Thom Browne:

  • Simon Spurr
  • Rob Magness of Grown & Sewn
  • Ian Velardi
  • Luis M. Fernandez of Number: Lab

Accessories Award presented by Rami Kashou:

  • Deborah Sawath of Thale Blanc
  • Ron Donovan
  • Katherine Kim of Roman & Sunstone
  • Michelle Vale
  • Blythe Harris of Stella & Dot
  • Serra Turker of Misela Inc.
  • Adriana Castro
  • Michelle Watson of Mimi & Lu

Fine Jewelery:

  • Jessica Kagan Cushman of Jessica Kagan Cushman Studio
  • Wendy Brandes
  • Yolanda Torrubia and Amaia Torrubia of Torrubia & Torrubia

Retail Award:

  • Randi Jacobson of Realm
  • Tom Wilscam of Hommage Atelier by Julien Farel
  • Vasken Demirjian of Vasken Demirjian Salon

Corporate Fragrance Award presented by Elle’s Emily Dougherty:

  • Remi Pulverail of Givaudan Fragrances
  • Donna Ramanauskas of Robertet Fragrances
  • Celine Barel of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
  • Sue Saadat of Nars Cosmetics

Fragrance Entrepreneur Award:

  • Kelly Van Gogh of Kelly Van Gogh Hair Colour Cosmetics
  • David Moltz of D.S. & Durga
  • Kaya Sorhaindo of Six Scents Parfums
  • Michael Sedlacek and Liesa Helfen of Worker B

Home/Interior Design Award:

  • Tamara Eaton of Tamara Eaton Design
  • Joe Manus of Shiner International
  • Coco of Cococozy

Pictured: Alexandria Hilfiger and Nary Manivong of Nahm via WWD

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