FGI Awards Emerging Design Talent
Last night’s Fashion Group International Rising Star Awards was a star-studded affair for the fashion world. The crowd included the numerous finalists as well as presenters such as Ralph Rucci, Thom Browne, Monica Rich Kosann, Christopher Coleman, Catherine Malandrino and Tommy Hilfiger, whose daughter Alexandria was a finalist for the Nahm label she designs with Nary Manivong. In women’s ready-to-wear, the award was a tie between Misha Nonoo of Nonoo and Wes Gordon. Simon Spurr picked up the trophy for men’s wear. The accessories award went to Blythe Harris of Stella & Dot, while Wendy Brandes took home the award for fine jewelry. “To get up in front of a room full of people that I admire and am in such complete awe of was, although terrifying, such a huge honor and I am so grateful,” Gordon said after receiving the award. “Also, it was pretty nice to have a two-and-a-half-hour lunch so close to fashion week, when I probably would have normally been eating something standing up over my desk in the two minutes between fittings.”
Coty Readies for Roberto Cavalli Scent
Roberto Cavalli is kicking off his fragrance license with Coty Inc. with a new outlook and the launch of a signature women’s eau de parfum starting in February.“It’s my first perfume with Coty, and it’s like starting a new story,” said Roberto Cavalli, president of the Roberto Cavalli Group. The scent’s gold-colored ambery potion was created by Givaudan’s Louise Turner. Top notes include pink pepper, while there’s an orange blossom note in the heart and a tonka bean note in the base. Coty Prestige executives worked with Eva Cavalli on the bottle that’s meant to evoke feminine curves. It is topped by a gold-hued, tiara-shaped cap sporting Roberto Cavalli’s initials and ringed with a thin tiger-print band. The archetypal Cavalli woman, whom the designer called “sexy and wild, just like my fashion,” inspired the fragrance. He said women he finds sexy are strong-willed, glamorous, independent divas.
JImmy Choo Moves London Headquarters
Some big pre-London Fashion Week news! London-based footwear and accessories label Jimmy Choo said that it has pre-let 37,000-square-feet of offices at the 123 Victoria Street development, which lies between Chelsea, Mayfair and Green Park. The location is currently being refurbished and is due for completion in June, and Jimmy Choo plans to move into the new space from its current Kensington headquarters later this year. The label joins Burberry and Tom Ford in locating its headquarters in the area. Think of the block party!
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