Fashion Group International has announced the nominees for its 2010 Rising Star award, and it's quite the accomplished group in the fashion and accessory categories. To wit: Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Nima, Peter Hidalgo, Matthew Ames, Bibhu Mohapatra, Sievering and Cushnie et Ochs were nominated in the women's apparel category.
The men's apparel nominees are Loden Dager, Loris Diran, Commonwealth Utilities and Moods of Norway.
Accessories finalists are Amanda Pearl, Katherine Fleming, Mark, Seventy Eight Percent and It's About Time, while the Fine Jewelry nominees include Nina Basharova Jewelry Design, MRK Fine Arts, Visnja Jewels and Carla Amorim Jewelry.
Retail nominees are John Bartlett, Swing Concept Shop, Charm and Chain, Odin New York and B. Moore Designs.
FGI also names Rising Stars in fragrance and home decor, as well. The awards luncheon will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 22nd, with Nina Garcia scheduled to appear as the keynote speaker.
If Project Runway's Tim Gunn has taught us anything, it's: Don't Bore Nina! Let's hope the nominees got the memo.