ALIVE Recap: Caleres Emerging Designer Award finalists presented by Saint Louis Fashion Fund

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style
Photo by Scott Rudd

Photo by Scott Rudd

On Aug. 3 in NYC, Caleres, Saint Louis Fashion Fund and a gathering of some of fashion’s most important editors, influencers and professionals toasted the top five designer finalists for the Caleres Emerging Designer Award presented by Saint Louis Fashion Fund at the Caleres-Sam Edelman Showroom. The honored designers were Julie Haus and Jason Alkire (Haus Alkire), Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta (Eckhaus Latta), Azede Jean-Pierre (Azede Jean-Pierre), Katharine Polk (Houghton) and Jordana Warmflash (NOVIS).

Photo by Scott Rudd

Photo by Scott Rudd

Michael Atmore of Footwear News and designer Timo Weiland | Photo by Scott Rudd

Michael Atmore of Footwear News and designer Timo Weiland | Photo by Scott Rudd

James LaForce of LaForce + Stevens, Sam Broekema of Harper's Bazaar and juror/fashion financier Gary Wassner | Photo by Scott Rudd

James LaForce of LaForce + Stevens, Sam Broekema of Harper’s Bazaar and juror/fashion financier Gary Wassner | Photo by Scott Rudd

Tomoko Ogura, Tania Beasley-Jolly and Roopal Patel | Photo by Scott Rudd

Tomoko Ogura, Tania Beasley-Jolly and Roopal Patel | Photo by Scott Rudd

The intimate affair was definitely one to remember: Caleres CEO, President and Chairman Diane Sullivan hosted the event, along with Sam and Libby Edelman, Tomoko Ogura, Fern Mallis, James LaForce, Gary Wassner and Derek Blasberg. High-profile guests included Rachel Comey, Timo Weiland, Al Roker, Danielle Snyder and Todd Thomas, as well as key editors from Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, InStyle, The New York Times, Fashion Times and the New York Observer.

Susan Sherman with designers Todd Thomas and Rachel Comey | Photo by Scott Rudd

Susan Sherman with designers Todd Thomas and Rachel Comey | Photo by Scott Rudd

Today Show personality Al Roker with Leila Roker | Photo by Scott Rudd

Today Show personality Al Roker with Leila Roker | Photo by Scott Rudd

Juror Fern Mallis, Sam Edelman and Ashley Latsha | Photo by Scott Rudd

Juror Fern Mallis, Sam Edelman and Ashley Latsha | Photo by Scott Rudd

The finalists will showcase their collections during Saint Louis Fashion Week on Nov. 4, where an elite roster of jurors will award the winner of the Caleres Emerging Designer Award presented by the Saint Louis Fashion Fund with a $25,000 cash grant.

STLFW Cofounder Elizabeth Tucker and Derek Blasberg | Photo by Scott Rudd

STLFW Cofounder Elizabeth Tucker and Derek Blasberg | Photo by Scott Rudd

Caleres CEO Diane Sullivan | Photo by Scott Rudd

Caleres CEO Diane Sullivan | Photo by Scott Rudd

Caleres Emerging Designer Award finalists Katharine Polk, Mike Eckhaus, Jordana Warmflash, former finalist Brandon Sun, Azede Jean-Pierre, Julie Haus and Jason Alkire | Photo by Scott Rudd

Caleres Emerging Designer Award finalists Katharine Polk, Mike Eckhaus, Jordana Warmflash, former finalist Brandon Sun, Azede Jean-Pierre, Julie Haus and Jason Alkire | Photo by Scott Rudd

 

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This story appeared in the October 2015 issue.

 

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