THE 2010 CATEGORIES

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2010

the 4th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards


The Carlos Falchi

Iconoclast recipient

Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade New York

Under the creative direction of Deborah Lloyd, kate spade new york is celebrated for its exuberant approach to the everyday?a sensibility that?s evident across all categories. Seeking inspiration in the unexpected, Deborah has successfully grown the brand while honoring its rich heritage.


Presented By

Patricia Nash

Designer and entrepreneur Patricia Nash moved to Knoxville in 1999 where she began creating handbags for dozens of household brands. She loved Tennessee so much that when the company decided to move to Los Angeles, Patricia left the company to stay in Knoxville. Considering her next career move, Patricia was lured to New York City and commuted there weekly for several years designing for other brands. In 2007, Patricia moved back to Knoxville and launched a company to license and produce handbags for other brands. Soon however, after much inspiration and encouragement, she launched her namesake brand Patricia Nash Designs in 2010 - a line of affordable hand-crafted leather bags inspired by memories of travel, family, and her life. Her collections pay homage to vintage craftsmanship through delicate, hand-finished detailing and a fresh take on timeless styles. Patricia Nash's lifestyle brand has now grown to include Gift Items, Scarves, Luggage, Footwear and Nash for Men, and can be found in major retailers across the US including Macy's, Dillard's, Belk, and HSN. In 2019, the brand will launch Jewelry and Fashion accessories, and can also be found on QVC.