The Brilliant Winners of the Fashion Group International’s 2019 Rising Star Awards

by Charles Manning

On Thursday, January 24, The Fashion Group International hosted their 22nd annual Rising Star Awards, honoring the top emerging talents in fashion, beauty and design, at Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan. Tommy Hilfiger delivered the keynote address, reminiscing about the early days of his business — reselling vintage jeans he bought in New York City with $150 he made working nights at a gas station — and encouraged the finalists to fearlessly embrace change and listen to the financial advice of their business partners. Check out the insanely talented finalists and winners below.

FINE JEWELRY
Amanda Pearl Brotman of Amanda Pearl
Beth Bugdaycay of Foundrae
Lepa Galeb-Roskopp of Misahara Jewelry
Emmanuel Tarpin — WINNER

Neha Dani of Neha Dani Jewelry — WINNER

HOME INTERIOR / PRODUCT INNOVATION
David Rozek of Pandemic Design Studio
Charles Pavarini III of The Original Lawn Furniture Co.
Sebastien Leon Agneessens of Atelier D’Amis — WINNER

ACCESSORIES
Bobby Roaché
Genevieve Foddy of Genevieve Rose Atelier
Natalie Kathleen of Jibs Life
Sara Bieler Sasson of Lelet NY
Tina Lutz Morris of Lutz Morris
Shivam Punjya of Behno – WINNER

BEAUTY / FRAGRANCE ENTREPRENEUR
Linda Wells of Flesh
Melissa Jochim of High Beauty
Hope Freeman of Nateeva
Alicia Yoon of Peach & Lily
Abby Wallach & Caroline Fabrigas of Scentinvent Technologies
Kate McLeod & Nichola Gray of Body Stones by Kate McLeod — WINNER

RETAIL
Christina Fitzpatrick of Graupel, Inc.
Silje Lubbe of Nova Octo
Gabriela Hearst — WINNER

MENSWEAR
Farnck Malegue of Éclectic
Taofeek Abijako of Head of State
Lisa Reali of Reali New York
Daniel Mofor of Don Morphy — WINNER

WOMENSWEAR
Cristina Ottaviano
Ludi Wang of Haus von M
Julianna Bass
Danita Short & Christian Juul Mielsen of Land of Distraction
Laurence Li & Chico Wang of Laurence & Chico
Sophia Tezel-Tzelepis of Sophia Is
Victoria Hayes — WINNER

Check out a gallery of the day’s big winners below.

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