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Couture Selects Winners of Design Awards

Jun 5, 2015 7:56 AM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... The winners of the 2015 Couture Design Awards were announced during the Couture show in Las Vegas.  Gannon Brousseau, the show director, said, “When we cut through all of the pageantry and ceremony of Couture, we are left with the reason we all came together in the first place — the designs.” In addition to the design awards, Couture presented the Human Spirit Award to designer Todd Reed.
The complete list of winners follows. 

Best in Bridal:
Winner: Nikos Koulis
1st Runner Up: Jemma Wynne
2nd Runner Up: Jade Trau
Best in Colored Gemstone Above $20,000:
Winner: Etho Maria
1st Runner Up: Fernando Jorge
2nd Runner Up: Buccellati
Best in Colored Gemstone Below $20,000:
Winner: Tomasz Donocik
1st Runner Up: Federica Rettore
2nd Runner Up: Brooke Gregson
Best in Diamonds Above $20,000:
Winner: Pleve
1st Runner Up: Stephen Webster
2nd Runner Up: Harry Kotlar
Best in Diamonds Below $20,000:
Winner: Reho
1st Runner Up: JJewels Milano
2nd Runner Up: Astley Clarke
Best in Gold:
Winner: Spinelli Kilcollin
1st Runner Up: Ray Griffiths
2nd Runner Up: Bizzotto Gioielli
Best in Haute Couture:
Winner: Hearts On Fire
1st Runner Up: New Italian Art
2nd Runner Up: Arunashi
Best in Innovative:
Winner: Silvia Furmanovich
1st Runner Up: Amrapali
2nd Runner Up: Alison Lou
Best in Pearls:
Winner: Autore
1st Runner Up: Yvel
2nd Runner Up: Savanna Stranger
Best in Platinum:
Winner: Christian Tse
1st Runner Up: Kuwayama
2nd Runner Up: Yunis and Eliza
Best in Silver:
Winner: Majoral
1st Runner Up: Arman Suciyan
2nd Runner Up: Atelier Zobel
Debuting at Couture:
Winner: Spinelli Kilcollin
1st Runner Up: Dezso Sara Beltran
2nd Runner Up: Kuwayama
Editor’s Choice:
Winner: Jorg Heinz
1st Runner Up: Monique Pean
1st Runner Up: Elena Votsi
People’s Choice:
Winner: Yeprem
1st Runner Up: Reho
2nd Runner Up: Stenzhorn 
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