Fashion Designers ROZAE NICHOLS, MONIQUE LHUILLIER and Collection bebe's DAVID CARDONA Among the Winners Accepting Awards at the 2006 LA FASHION AWARDS Presented by Saturn With Los Angeles Magazine
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 24, 2006 -- Hosts Jon Kelley ("Extra TV") and Lauren Holly ("NCIS" on CBS) provided an entertaining welcome to the 2006 LA FASHION AWARDS stage production which opened with models lounging "backstage" on stage in Bed Head pajamas on the new Saturn Sky Roadster. The Awards presentations were interspersed with video vignettes providing refreshing back-story on all of the nominees and honorees, and runway shows featuring capsules collections from the Fashion Innovator nominees Rozae Nichols, Juan Carlos Obando, and Society for Rational Dress' Corinne Grassini.
Winners of the 2006 LA FASHION AWARDS:
MAFI (Moss Adams Fashion Innovator) Award Presenter: Rob Greenspan, managing director, Moss Adams LLP Winner: Rozae Nichols Accepting the Award: Rozae Nichols Marketing Excellence Award: Presenter: Ron Herman, 2005 LA FASHION AWARD Winner Winner: COLLECTION bebe Accepting the Award: designer David Cardona Fashion Retailer Award: Presenter: Catherine Adair, costume designer "Desperate Housewives" Winner: decades & decadestwo Accepting the Award: owner Cameron Silver & co-owner Christos Garkinos Wells Fargo Century Fashion Achievement Award: Presenters: Kevin Sullivan, EVP Wells Fargo Century with special guest actress Michelle Trachtenberg Winner: Monique Lhuillier Accepting the Award: designer Monique Lhuillier Fashion Communications Award Presenter: Rose Apodaca, style writer and co-owner A+R Winner: Arianne Phillips, stylist & costume designer Accepting the Award: Rose Apodaca on behalf of Arianne Phillips who was on the film set of "3:10 to Yuma" in Sante Fe, New Mexico, with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. Inspiration Award Presenters: Megan Griffith, Denizen Gallery owner and former Gen Art director, with Nikolaki designer and FIDM educator Nick Verreos of "Project Runway" fame Winner: Gen Art Accepting the Award: Jennifer Egan, regional director, Gen Art Los Angeles NASDAQ California Apparel Stock of the Year Award: Presenter: Bruce Aust, NASDAQ Winner: Charlotte Russe Accepting the Award: Mark Hoffman, CEO
n a surprise outcome, innovative celebrity retailer Kitson, nominated in TWO categories, Marketing Excellence and Fashion Retail, was passed by vintage specialist Decades & Decades Two on the retail side and upstart COLLECTION bebe on the marketing side.
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October 24, 2006 | For more information, please visit www.LAFashionAwards.com