ALIVE Recap: Caleres Emerging Designer Award finalists presented by Saint Louis Fashion Fund
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).
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.
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.
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This story appeared in the October 2015 issue.