A Colombian accessories designer has been nominated for the prestigious Rising Star fashion award.
Designer Adriana Castro’s star is on the rise in the fashion world, and this latest nomination proves that good things come in threes. The designer was recently awarded the Miami 2011 prize for her women’s handbags, and last October officially opened Bogota‘s Third International Fashion Week.
Castro will certainly be hoping it’s third time lucky for her in the upcoming 2012 awards, as this marks the third consecutive year she has been nominated for the prize.
Talking to Caracol Radio, Castro said, “This great achievement fills me with emotion, and at the same time motivates me to continue giving my best. It is an honor to represent my country at these awards which are so important in the fashion industry.”
In perhaps the most official stamp of Castro’s growing popularity, five of her handbags were used in the Sex and the City 2 movie, while celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum and Jennifer Lopez are real-life fans.
Proving that beauty is pain however, Castro’s accessories and handbags are centered on the use of exotic animal skins, including alligator, ostrich and python.
The Rising Star prize is awarded by The Fashion Group International, a global non-profit organization of fashion industry members that rewards up-and-coming fashionistas for their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial achievements.
The winner will be announced at the award ceremony to be held in New York on January 26.