Saturday, July 2, 2016

The Tenth Independent Handbag Designer Awards

THE BERNINA BEST HANDMADE HANDBAG
Angela OlsonAngela Valentine Handbags, USA


On Wednesday, June 15th, Handbag Designer 101 revealed the winners of the Tenth Annual Indepentdent Handbag Awards (IHDA) at the SVA Theater at 333 West 23rd Street in NYC. Hosted by founder Emily Blumenthal, over 400 industry insiders, designers, and celebrity supporters celebrated this year's picks in handbag design. 

Julie Wilson, Digital Fashion and Beauty Director of Essence magazine, presented the ICONOCLAST Award for Lifetime Achievement in Handbag Design to MZ Wallace. 

Congratulations to all the winners ten distinct categories, from a pool of 1.500 submissions collected globally. 


THE LUG LIFE BEST STUDENT MADE HANDBAG
Carolina Kuhnen EccoCarolina Ecco, Nottingham Trent University, Brazil

THE BASIC ADHESIVES BEST GREEN HANDBAG
Hanna Varner, HR Deneau, USA

THE FASHION 4 DEVELOPMENT
MOST SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE HANDBAG
Jacqueline Suriano, Jacqueline Suriano, El Salvador, Made in El Salvador

THE MARY KAY WEAR WITH CONFIDENCE BAG
Zhe Liu, ZHE, China

THE TRINA TURK BEST RESORT BAG
Cathleen Nicol, C. Nicol, UK

ALL ABOUT THE LOGO BY GUESS HANDBAGS
Adrian Furstenburg, Adrian Furstenburg, South Africa

THE PANTONE WILD COLOR CARD BAG
Stacy Chan, Stacy Chan, UK

THE EVINE LIVE BEST HANDBAG IN OVERALL STYLE AND DESIGN
Tiffany Wu & Lynn Lu, Heirloom Handbags, USA

THE INSTYLE.COM AUDIENCE FAN FAVORITE
Yanique Moore, Ollie Quinn, USA
This winning bag will be featured in the September issue of InStyle magazine

- Kim Weling

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