AWARD WINNERS: William Sweedler, cofounder and managing partner of Tengram Capital Partners and former chief executive officer of Windsong Brands, will be honored as Man of the Year at the American Apparel & Footwear Association’s American Image Awards on April 29 benefiting the Special Olympics. The annual awards, this year being held at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan, recognize outstanding achievements in the U.S. apparel and footwear industry.

Barry Sternlicht, founder, chairman and ceo of Starwood Capital Group, will receive the Humanitarian of the Year award; DL1961 has been named Denim Brand of the Year; Robert Graham will receive Menswear Brand of the Year; Supima Cotton will be honored as Premium Fiber Brand of the Year, and Ruthie Davis will be honored as Footwear Designer of the Year. Forty percent of the event’s net proceeds will benefit Special Olympics.

This story first appeared in the March 10, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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