Last Wednesday, the evening of June 17th the Annual IHDA Award Ceremony took place at the SVA Theatre in New York City. Finalists from all over the world traveled to NY to attend this special night and I flew in from LA in hopes to bring back an award. I was lucky enough to attend the award ceremony for the third consecutive year and this year I was nominated for the Distinctly Denim Handbag by Guess. The lovely event was filled with talented designers, fashion influencers, and industry veterans like Rebecca Minkoff who was honored with the Iconoclast Award.
It was a memorable night and I was over the moon when they called us as the winner of the Guess Handbag!!! What an incredible moment and I am so honored for the opportunity to collaborate with Guess and work with their creative team in Italy to produce this bag for their stores worldwide. It was a magical night and can not wait!!! (Last year I was nominated for this category but did not win so this year it feel so good to bring this award home. To all the finalists and potential applicants… even if you lose there is always next year so don’t give up. Hard work does pay off and talent shines through).
Big Congrats to all the other winners from all the different categories! Lastly, thank you Emily for creating this amazing platform for Independent Designers to dream big.