New to FIG

January 2009
New to FIG

by Holly Haber

From WWD Issue 01/15/2009

Fashion lndustry Gallery will unveil three multi line wholesalers and a bevy of contemporary labels to the market at its show Jan. 22 to 24.

Newly formed Dallas firm thirty2thirty will open a corporate showroom, and Los Angeles-based sales representatives Ginny Wong and Cristina Angarola will share a gallery at FIG.

Thirty2thirty was established by sisters-in -law Ashley and Meredith Stephenson, who formerly, worked for L' Atelier and Pam Martin, respectively, at FIG. The Stephensons will represent Amanda Sterett, a new Dallas designer of beaded jewelry; Eco-Ganik organic-fiber sportswear; BoAime bohemian fashions, designed in Montreal, and Janna Conner Designs semiprecious jewelry.

Ginny Wong's lineup includes Amanda Uprichard dresses; Degaine denim; Nation LTD T-shirts; MK2K knits, and Yumi Kim dresses and tops.

Cristina Angarola represents detailed dresses and tops by Project Alabama, Sky's slinky fashions, and Kowboys' trendy printed T-shirts, tanks and hoodies and Wrap Star scarves, along others.

Also new to FIG is Brazilian denim label Beija-Flor, which will show its form-fitting jeans with contoured waists at The Mider Group.

Other labels new to FIG include: Eva Franco novelty dresses; Ollie Sang tailored sportswear in novelty fabrics; Helen Kaminski hats; Alexis Hudson handbags; Sergio Gavazzcni belts and Texas jewelry designers Selle Designs by Kay Selle, Urban Posh by Jeanne Kirkland, Deborah Grivas and Dian Malouf.

who also shows at Fashion Center Dallas.

"It is tough out there," Dian Malouf observed. "This is a wonderful time to support each other in any way we can. It's a time when people have to help each other regardless of whether they arc competitors."