Jason Wu presented the first award of the night, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, to Cole Wassner.
Tracy Reese and Lisa Arrindell presented the President’s Award for Excellence to Byron Lars.
Keynote Rebecca Mosses then opened the Rising Star Awards, starting with presenter, Ken Downing who announced a two-way tie in the New Retail category between Nancy Volpe Beringer of The Vault by Volpe Beringer and Nyakio Grieco of thirteen lunes.
Freddie Leiba presented Mia Becar of Betzabe Gonzalez as the winner in the Accessories Award category.
Kelly Cutrone presented in the All Gender category to Tristan Detwiler of Stan.
Fine jewelry winner went to Julie Lamb of JULIE LAMB NY presented by Marc Hruschka.
Savitude CEO Karen Williams received the Hilldun Business Innovation Award, presented by Gary Wassner.
Kerby Jean-Raymond presented the Menswear Award to Christian Juul Nielsen of AKNVAS.
Elle’s editor-in-chief Nina Garcia handed the Womenswear Award to Frederick Anderson,
Expect great things from them! And all the nominees!
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Congratulations to all the winners and thank you FGI for having me!