Featured in this set is @rafe-new-york Roopal Sassolino Satchel bag available @bloomingdales
Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design
Best executed handbag overall in style and design
- Bags must be under designer's own label
- Bags must be unique in their overall style and design
Winner will receive a booth at WWDMAGIC, the opportunity to have their line carried at Bloomingdale’s, a collaboration with 2012 ICONOCLAST Recipient, Rafé and a feature in the September issue of InStyle.
2013 IHDA ICONOCLAST Recipient: Rafé
In 1997, Rafé Totengco designed and launched his namesake handbag collection, Rafé New York, at leading U.S. boutiques. Since then the Rafé brand has increased distribution outlets internationally, and expanded into other accessory categories and women's footwear. Skilled in balancing fashion and function creates products that loyal fans say never go out of style. Rafé is recognized in the industry to be one of the most acclaimed of a new generation of American-International fashion designers. In 2010, Rafé Totengco was appointed by The Jones Group Inc. to the newly created position of Creative Director for Handbags, to work with others across the Company to create a compelling product vision for Jones' handbag brands. His responsibilities include creating products for the retail, wholesale and international divisions. Rafé's success is due to his drive, talent and independent roots which why he is the 2013 IHDA ICONOCLAST Recipient.
Purchase Tickets for 2013 IHDA
The HBDNetwork invites you to compete in the 7th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards, the only handbag competition of its kind in the world. This is your opportunity to submit your handbag and compete for one of nine awards in handbag excellence, international recognition and a variety of coveted prizes at the awards ceremony held in New York City.
Best Handbag in Overall Style & Design
The charming charlie Best Student Made Handbag
The Brother™ Best Handmade Handbag
The Timberland Best Green Handbag
Most Socially Responsible Handbag
Audience Fan Favorite Handbag
The IHDA Process
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