Castro Nominated for Rising Star Award

Could the third time be the charm for Adriana Castro?

The Colombian designer has been nominated for the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award in the Accessories category.

Adriana Castro

This marks the third straight year that Castro, who recently received the 2011 Miami Award in the Women’s Handbags category, has received this nomination.

Castro, who recently participated in the 3rd Bogota International Fashion Week, has seen her accessories and handbags welcomed into the wardrobes of celebrities like Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.

Adriana Castro Handbags

Famed stylist Patricia Field even chose five of Castro’s handbags to accessorize the stars of Sex and the City 2.

Her designs, which include exotic animal skins like alligator, ostrich and python, have also been featured in Vogue.

Other Latino/a nominees include:

Fine Jewelry: Yolanda Torrrubia & Amaia Torrubia, Torrubia & Torrubia
Menswear: Luis M. Fernandez, Number: Lab
Women’s Ready-To-Wear: Nara Paz, Nara Paz Design Internationaie
Women’s Ready-To-Wear: Joel Diaz, Jolibe

Winners of the Fifteenth Annual Rising Star Awards will be announced at a special luncheon on Thursday, January 26 in New York City, which will include a keynote address by noted designer Isabel Toledo.

Click here for a complete list of nominees.