Award Categories

Art and Commerce: Tradition and Transformation

 
 

Public Voted Award

 
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NFA Emerging Talent Award

This award is presented to an individual whose brand has been in business for less than five years and has produced at least one collection or product line. This individual must show exceptional promise within their area of the fashion industry. Example qualifications include innovation in design, attention to construction and commitment to their brand’s long-term growth. Womenswear, Menswear, Accessory and Childrenswear brands are eligible.

 
 

Member Voted Awards

 
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Womenswear Designer of the Year Award

This award is presented to a womenswear designer/brand that has been in business for at least two years, has an ecommerce website and has at least one full colle
ction or product line. This brand must show exceptional growth and promise within the field of women’s design. Example qualifications include innovation in design, exceptional quality of product and exemplary progress in the field of womenswear design in 2017.

 
 
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Menswear Designer of the Year Award

This award is presented to a menswear designer/brand that has been in business for at least two years and has an ecommerce website and at least one full collection or product line. This brand must show exceptional growth and promise within the field of men’s design. Example qualifications include innovation in design, exceptional quality of product and exemplary progress in the field of menswear design in 2017.

 
 
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Accessory Designer of the Year Award

This award is presented to an accessory designer/brand that has been in business for at least two years and has an ecommerce website and at least one full collection or product line. This brand must show exceptional growth and promise within the field of accessory design. Example qualifications include; innovation in design, exceptional quality of product and exemplary progress in the field of accessory design in 2017.

 
 
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Fashion Insider Award

This award is given to a talented and dedicated industry leader who embodies our creative community. This individual’s work has had a positive impact on our regional fashion community through advocacy, working sustainably and/or innovating local fashion and design.

 

 

 
 
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Triple Bottom Line Award (Social, Environmental and Financial)

This award is given to an individual/designer/brand who is concentrated on elevating the regional fashion community by focusing on their impact to people, planet and profit. This individual/designer/brand employs thoughtfully, endeavors to act sustainably and ultimately contributes to a positive economic impact on our regional economy.

 
 

Special Honors

 
 
 
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Art and Commerce Award

This award recognizes a talented and dedicated leader whose work has made a positive impact on the symbiotic relationship between the arts and commerce within our regional community. This individual embodies the spirit of cooperation between our fashion, music, food, art, and business economies.

 
 

NFA FOUNDER's Award

This award will be presented to an individual or company who embodies the platform on which the NFA was founded: community, creativity, innovation, inclusion and sustaining a successful fashion industry into the future. 

 
 

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