Jason Wu, John Varvatos, Isabel and Ruben Toledo to Salute FGI’s Rising Stars

NEW YORK — Designer John Varvatos is to deliver the keynote address at the Fashion Group International’s 21st Annual Rising Star Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on Jan. 25.
The on-the-rise contenders also will get some words of wisdom from previous winners Jason Wu and the husband-and-wife team Isabel and Ruben Toledo. In addition to the eight categories, this year’s Hilldun Business Innovation Award will also be presented at the luncheon. Gary Wassner will do the honors for the factoring and finance company, which along with Hearst Magazines and Saks Fifth Avenue is among the sponsors of this year’s Rising Star Awards.
Having known what it’s like to be a winner (and once served as the event’s keynote speaker), Wu will give the Womenswear award. The competitive field includes Asher Levine, Chris Gelinas, Jeffrey Dodd, Romeo Hunte, Cristina Ottaviano, J. Dosi’s Jenna Marie Piantedosi and Tabula Rasa’s Emily Diamandis.
Todd Snyder will hand the Menswear award to one of three candidates: Dyne’s Christopher Bevans, Krammer & Stoudt’s Mike Rubin or Private Policy’s Haoran Li and Siying Qu.
Bergdorf Goodman’s Kelley Miller Doherty will award the Fine Jewelry prize to one of the following finalists: 64 Facets’ Gourav Soni, Anna Karlin Fine Jewelry’s Anna Karlin,

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Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Jason Wu, John Varvatos, Isabel and Ruben Toledo to Salute FGI’s Rising Stars

Jason Wu, John Varvatos, Isabel and Ruben Toledo to Salute FGI’s Rising Stars

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