Dallas Market Center (dallasmarketcenter.com) has announced that the 2007 Rising Star Award will be presented to designer Phillip Lim at the 32nd Annual Dallas Fashion Awards on October 21. Lim will be acknowledged for his contributions to fashion alongside manufacturers in eight apparel and accessories categories and the recipient of the Fashion Excellence, Neiman Marcus.

“Phillip Lim has quickly made a huge impact on the fashion industry,” said Cindy Morris, Chief Operating Officer, Dallas Market Center. “We are thrilled to pay tribute to his creative talent by presenting him with the Rising Star Award, for design work that is highly intelligent, fresh and modern.”

The Dallas Fashion Awards is the oldest retailer-chosen program in the USA. The Awards recognize “superior design innovation, quality workmanship and retail performance” with the 24 finalists in eight categories are nominated by a committee comprised of fashion press and industry experts. During the August Apparel Market, retailers vote for their choice in each category. Winners will be announced during the Dallas Fashion Awards gala on October 21, 2007.