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Style Star

| October 27, 2014 | Parties

In a move that delighted the city’s fashionistas, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Fashion Group International, Funkshion and Italia Independent hosted the Emerging Designer Series contest in our city for the third year in a row. The companies tapped local tastemakers Barbara Hulanicki, Annie Vasquez and Rachael Russell to serve as judges for the two-day event, which featured up-and-coming designers from all around the world. More than 800 guests turned out for the catwalk presentations, which ran the gamut from minimalist to va-va-voom. But it was Carolin Autenrieth who emerged victorious and was awarded a trip to New York Fashion Week and a complete runway production at next year’s Swim Week in South Beach. Fashion rocks, indeed. –Photos by Brett Hufziger/


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