Women’s Wear Daily, the leading source of news and insights for the fashion, retail and beauty industries, will this year expand its annual flagship industry awards program: the WWD Honors.
The awards ceremony, which will be the culmination of the first day of WWD’s Apparel + Retail CEO Summit on Oct. 29, brings together more than 300 c-level executives. The event will be held at the InterContinental New York Barclay at 111 East 48th Street.
The new awards being introduced this year include:
- Women’s Wear Designer of the Year
- Men’s Wear Designer of the Year
- Emerging Talent of the Year
- Newsmaker of the Year
- Beauty Brand of the Year
WWD will continue to recognize honors for Company of the Year; Corporate Citizenship; the Edward Nardoza Honor for CEO Creative Leadership, and the John B. Fairchild Honor, which has been awarded to Ralph Lauren, Leonard Lauder and the late Karl Lagerfeld. Previous WWD Honors recipients have included Gucci’s Marco Bizzarri, Kering’s François-Henri Pinault, PVH Corp.’s Manny Chirico, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s Sidney Toledano, Moncler, Patagonia, and Canada Goose, among others.
“In its 109-year history, WWD has supported both our industry leaders as well as up-and-coming talent, and by broadening our awards categories, we are able to recognize the individuals and brands that are truly forging the future,” said James Fallon, editorial director of WWD and Fairchild Media.
“I am thrilled to expand our annual tent pole event, and therefore create the first truly global fashion awards program,” said Paul Jowdy, chief business officer and publisher, WWD and Fairchild Live. “I look forward to hosting and recognizing the top industry leaders this October.”
Fairchild Live, which produces more than 30 annual events, including 10 c-level summits and forums, brings the editorial properties of Fairchild Media to life by connecting industry stakeholders at events designed to inform and inspire. With content curated by WWD’s editorial team, it’s where relationships are born and deals are made.