The Museum of the City of New York
The beginning of the event
Wei Wei Chang for Gaya Handbags
Tracey Vest for Tracey Vest
Nadia Williams for Nadia Williams
MCNY Curator, Phyllis Magidson
Finalist, Dayme for Babee D
Finalist, Jamila Hubbard for Mad Imports
Over 400 people at the first annual IHDA
Handbag Designer 101 writer, Ivi Varda
The Carlos Falchi display
The Carlos Falchi Team
Finalist, Yumi Holder for Yumi Holder
Sponsors, David Rosen & Ellen Chadick of Rosen & Chadick Fabrics
Sponsors, Wells Fargo Century
Sponsor, Joanna Scarrott from the International Bag Corporation
The Yasmena bag by IHDA founder, Emily Blumenthal
Independent Handbag Designer Handbags represented
Our IHDA Finalists' bags
Special thanks to our sponsor, Ecco Domani...
Our IHDA Finalists' (from left to right): Karen Meyers for Karen Meyers, Nina Rosen for Nina Perrera, Jana K Friedman for Jana K Designs, Wei Wei Chang for Gaya Handbags, Yumi Holder for Yumi Holder and Charmaine Ho for Me Char
The IHDA Ceremony
Winner of Best Student Made Handbag, Charmaine Ho for Me Char from Parsons The New School for Design
Charmaine and her IHDA plaque
Winner of Handbag Designer 101's Audience
Selected Handbag Awards, Julie Lazarus of Elezar Julie and her IHDA plaque
Winner of Most Socially Responsible Handbag: Zelmira Crespi for IGNES Handbags, made in Uruguay
Zelmira and her IHDA plaque
Handbag Designer 101 Founder and Independent Handbag Designer Awards creator, Emily Blumenthal
Presenter, Robin Beck, Accessories Editor for CosmoGIRL!
Presenter, Rosy Ngo, Editorial Director for Potter Craft/Random House with the Best Handbag Handbag Winner's bag, JP Dewberry for SoVi - Southern Vitality
Presenter, Irenka Jakubiak, Fashion and Accessories Editorial Director for Accessories Magazine
Presenter, Barbara Blair Randall, Executive Director for the Fashion Center BID
Presenter, Gabrielle Gilliam, Executive Director for Bottomless Closet
Presenter, Lincoln Moore, SVP & DMM for Saks Fifth Avenue
Carlos Falchi and Lincoln Moore
Carlos Falchi accepting his award as the Lifetime Achievement Recipient in independent Handbag Design
Winner of Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design, Katherine Kwei for Katherine Kwei
Carlos Falchi and the 2007 IHDA Winners
IHDA Winners' Bags in the NYC Fashion Center BID's Window Display