STL Fashion Designers Top The List Of FGI Rising Star Nominees

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

The nominees for the industry’s annual Fashion Group International’s 19th annual Rising Star Awards have been announced and two designers that top the list have strong St. Louis connections.

Novis on the runway at Saint Louis Fashion Week. Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Novis on the runway at Saint Louis Fashion Week. Photo by Mark Schwigen.

Saint Louis Fashion Fund’s 2015 Caleres Emerging Designer Award winner Katharine Polk of Houghton and Washington University Fashion Design graduate Jordana Warmflash of Novis—also a 2015 Caleres Emerging Designer nominee—were both announced as honorees in the women’s ready-to-wear category along side fellow budding designers including Brandon Maxwell, Ji Oh and Orley’s Alex, Matthew and Samantha Orley.

FGI honors young creatives in a variety of fashion-related sectors including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, fine jewelry, beauty/fragrance entrepreneur, retail Rising Star, home/interior design and beauty/fragrance corporate. For the full listing of nominees and presenters (who include big names like Linda Fargo, Tommy Hilfiger and another STL connection Roopal Patel) view the article on WWD.

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