Yesterday, Fashion Group International’s (sold out) 17th annual Rising Star Awards honored 17 of the top outstanding designers in 8 different fields.
Held at Cipriani at 42nd Street, the midday venue served as a back drop for some of fashion’s biggest names in the business.
While guests feverishly chatted up the room pre and post-awards, they were also there to celebrate the accomplishments of emerging talents in the following categories: Accessories, Home/Interior Design, Beauty Corporate, Beauty Entrepreneur; Fine Jewelry, Men’s Apparel, Women’s Apparel, Retail, and Business Innovation.
(From left to right: Magnifeco’s Kate Black, GreenShows CEO Harvey Russack, Thread Documentary producer and Ecopreneur, Marci Zaroff, Conscious Living TV’s Bianca Alexander, Pure Thread’s Jill Heller, Kaight owner, Kate MacGregor)
The event also served to unite many in the sustainable fashion community in New York with some of The GreenShows former runway designers including Tara St James and Suzanne Rae, sustainable commerce superstars Modavanti, Jill Heller of Pure Thread and Kate MacGregor of Kaight, fashion media including Conscious Living TV’s Bianca and Michael Alexander who made the trek up from D.C., Emma Grady, Kate Black of Magnifeco and Alden Wicker of EcoCult as well as notable noses including Thread documentary producer and ecopreneur Marci Zaroff, State PR, sustainable designers from Vaute Couture, Daniel Silverstein, Titania Inglis and more.
(From left to right: Manufacture NY’s Bob Bland, EcoCult’s Alden Wicker, Vaute Couture designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, fashion writer Emma Grady)
In fact The GreenShows was able to coordinate the attendance of 33 sustainable fashion movers and shakers that have helped evolve and shape the consciousness of an ever-evolving, progressive fashion community.
We were proud to be part of that community.
Check out our shots from the luncheon of some of our favorite sustainable fashion leaders!
The sustainable fashion dream team!
Modavanti’s Davd Dietz and Jesse Ayala, Jr.
Harvey Russack, Kristina Ratliff (StatePR), and designer Suzanne Rae
Pure Thread’s Jill Heller, Marci Zaroff, FGI President Margaret Hayes, Harvey Russack
Peter Farkas, Esq., Harvey Russack and Peter Fields, Esq.
Marci Zaroff and Conscious Living TV’s Bianca Alexander
The GreenShows VP of Development Tim Woodcock and Peter Fields Esq.
Ryan Urcia (StatePR) and designer Titania Inglis
Magnifeco’s Kate Black and sustainable architect and founder of Earth Pledge, Leslie Hoffman