Wesley Card of The Jones Group Inc., designer Rebecca Minkoff, Saks Inc. and New Balance will be honored at the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s annual American Image Awards on May 16.
The event, to be held aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, recognizes outstanding achievements in the U.S. apparel and footwear industry. “The honorees of the 35th Annual AAFA American Image Awards represent the exemplary leadership that is required to drive our industry forward,” said AAFA president and chief executive officer Kevin M. Burke.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"