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Nicky Hilton Plans Fashion Jewelry Line

In What's New, People by Accessories Staff

Los Angeles—Nicky Hilton says she’s about to fulfill one of her life-long dreams: creating her own jewelry collection. The 26-year-old celebutante, sister to Paris Hilton and great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, founder of the hotel chain, is partnering with Titan Brands on a fashion jewelry line. “I am a crazy jewelry …

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Handbag 101 Finalists Announced

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York–Handbag Designer 101 and InStyle announced finalists for its Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA) honoring excellence in design. Thirty-five finalists were selected from more than 900 submissions, up 35% from 2009. Winners will be announced June 16 at Parsons The New School for Design. “The impressive 35 finalists share …

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Parsons Hosts Benefit

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York–At its annual benefit this week to raise funds for scholarships and academic programs, Parsons The New School for Design honored Dr. William K. Fung, Group Managing Director of Li & Fung Limited, and fashion designer Vera Wang at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The event raised $1.2 million for …