The Couture Design Awards!
Last night was the 2013 Couture Design Awards at The Couture Show at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Alp prepped for months in advance of the show – working diligently on his new collections and coming up with an amazing piece to enter into the design awards. His hard work certainly paid off last night when he took home not only the award for Silver Jewelry over $20K but also the People’s Choice Award! What an honor to be chosen by the judges as well as his fellow retailers, designers and peers!
Yesterday afternoon we were given this card in our booth at the show letting us know we were one of the finalists. The excitement mounted! The awards began at 6:00pm and the energy in the ballroom was full of anticipation. As the finalists were announced for the Silver category there was a lot of vocal support from the crowd when “Atelier Minyon” was announced – and when we were called to the stage to accept the award the cheers bellowed with joy!
Here is what Alp wrote out for his speech:
After accepting his award Alp hurried out of the ballroom to make phone calls to announce the win – so many people were rooting for us and thinking of us all week so he had a lot of people to alert. When the People’s Choice award was announced we were so surprised and pleased to hear “Atelier Minyon” called to the stage once more! With Alp out sharing his news, Erin went up to accept on his behalf. It was a thrilling and fun night and we couldn’t be more proud!
Thank you to everyone for supporting us and sending us good luck!
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!