Dear Shaded Viewers,
The International Academy of Fashion Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the second annual FASHION NET Awards in partnership with Rimac.
Originally an exclusively online event instituted in 2015 by FASHION NET, the winners this season included Alessandro Michele for Designer of the Year, Demna Gvasalia for Breakthrough Designer of the Year, Diane Pernet for Female Style Icon, Grace Coddington for Lifetime Achievement, and Alexander Fury for Contribution to Fashion.
“Very honored and deeply thankful.” — ALESSANDRO MICHELE
“Thank you for recognizing our label.” — KTZ
“This means a lot to us.” — MARCO BIZZARRI, GUCCI
“Thank you, Fashion Net.” — DIANE PERNET
“Really honoured.” — ALEXANDER FURY
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Alessandro Michele at Gucci
BREAKTHROUGH DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Demna Gvasalia
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Sebastian Meunier at Ann Demeulemeester
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Thom Browne
BRAND OF THE YEAR: Gucci
VEGAN BRAND OF THE YEAR: Matt & Nat
BREAKTHROUGH BRAND OF THE YEAR: Vetements
STREETWEAR BRAND OF THE YEAR: KTZ
DENIM BRAND OF THE YEAR: Cheap Monday
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR: Fucking Young
WEBSITE OF THE YEAR: Business of Fashion
BLOGGER OF THE YEAR: Leandra Medine
EDITOR OF THE YEAR: Fabien Baron at Interview
PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR: Tyler Brûlé at Monocle
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: David Sims
CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR: J.W. Anderson
STYLIST OF THE YEAR: Alastair McKimm
FASHION SHOW OF THE YEAR: Saint Laurent Couture
FEMALE MODEL OF THE YEAR: Stella Tennant
DEPARTMENT STORE OF THE YEAR: 10 Corso Como
INDIE RETAILER OF THE YEAR: Dover Street Market
ACCESSORIES BRAND OF THE YEAR: Mansur Gavriel
SHOE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: The Last Conspiracy
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Grace Coddington
FEMALE STYLE ICON: Diane Pernet
MALE STYLE ICON: Justin O’Shea
CONTRIBUTION TO FASHION: Alexander Fury
INSPIRATION AWARD: Imran Amed
About FASHION NET:
FASHION NET possesses the unique distinction of being the world’s first fashion site. Coinciding with FASHION NET’s 20th anniversary, the annual FASHION NET Awards were established in 2015 to honor and celebrate excellence and vision across the industry as fashion, tech and ethics combine to redefine the future. While the first two seasons were online-only, galas and ceremonies for the third annual FASHION NET Awards are scheduled for late 2017.
About the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF FASHION ARTS AND SCIENCES:
The nominees and winners for the annual FASHION NET Awards are selected by the executive members of the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF FASHION ARTS AND SCIENCES. The Academy’s membership is composed of prominent leaders and influencers in the fashion industry, including Donald Potard, Jaana Jatyri and Gill Linton; all at https://www.iafas.net/members/.
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