Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Style Icon Alexis to judge at Carry Me design

Style Icon Alexis to judge at Carry Me design

29
Jul '10
Lucite International, owner of the LuciteLux acrylic brand, announced Alexis Bittar, the world-renowned jewelry designer famous for incorporating Lucite acrylic into his creations, joined the judges' panel for its Carry Me! design competition.

The competition, which runs through October 29, honors the 75th anniversary of the innovative design material and follows the release of Janice Berkson's new book, "Carry Me! 1950's Lucite Handbags: An American Fashion." The book chronicles the evolution of Lucite purses, from simple, clear designs to the inclusion of colored tints, faux jewels, pearls, stones and fabrics. The Carry Me! competition encourages professional designers as well as students based in the U.S. and Canada to submit their modern interpretation of vintage Lucite handbags.

"I've been inspired by the design possibilities of Lucite since I started making my own jewelry 20 years ago," said Bittar. "The Lucite handbags created in the 50s are masterpieces and I look forward to seeing concepts submitted by today's emerging designers."

Wildly imaginative designers shaped Lucite into rockets, torpedoes, bullets, guitars, beehives, flowers and more, making the handbags a 1950s celebrity must-have.

"The opportunity for a young designer to present his or her concepts to someone of Alexis' stature is truly exceptional," said Chris Robinson, Business Manager at Lucite International. "To say we are honored to include him on the Carry Me! competition judges' panel is an understatement."

Bittar is the fourth and final judge for the competition. He joins Simon Ellis, business director, Lucite International Inc.; Caryn Scheidt, vintage handbag collector; and Janice Berkson, author and owner of Deco Jewels in Manhattan's SoHo.

Lucite International plans to create prototypes of the winning designs and exhibit them alongside vintage pieces from private collections at a New York City venue, to be announced.

Lucite International Inc


Must ReadView All

Pic: Ritu Manoj Jethani / Shutterstock.com

Apparel/Garments | On 31st Jul 2021

US firm Steve Madden moves production to Mexico & Brazil from China

As supply chain disruption remains a significant challenge, American...

Pic: GBG USA

Apparel/Garments | On 31st Jul 2021

Apparel & footwear firm GBG USA files for bankruptcy protection

GBG USA, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Global Brands Group...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 31st Jul 2021

Asian garment industry market concentration, consolidation rise: ILO

Although Asia's garment market rose in size in value terms before the ...

Interviews View All

Vandana Narang, National Institute of Fashion Technology

Vandana Narang
National Institute of Fashion Technology

Campus placements are low due to lockdowns

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Blockchain is not a silver bullet for each and every problem in supply...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

There was a certain switch, but it was not 100% pandemic related

Bharat Ahuja,

Bharat Ahuja

A mono store brand, <b>Bharat Ahuja's</b> Desire Design Studio has emerged ...

Ritu Oberoi,

Ritu Oberoi

Mumbai-based Forsarees is a socially driven business enterprise, working...

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta,

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta

Launched in October 2020, the Gumti app could not have come at a more...

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert, Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert
Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Functional Fabric Fair is a trade-exclusive event showcasing the latest...

Suresh Patel, Non Woven Federation of India

Suresh Patel
Non Woven Federation of India

The Non Woven Federation of India (NWFI), representing the regional...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus

UK-based Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers...

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

Seema Agrawal, Artisan Saga

Seema Agrawal
Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search