Winners Announced for the Second Annual FASHION NET Awards

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The International Academy of Fashion Arts and Sciences is delighted to announce the winners of the second annual FASHION NET Awards in partnership with Rimac.

"Very honored and deeply thankful." — ALESSANDRO MICHELE

The International Academy of Fashion Arts and Sciences is delighted to announce 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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPc1BYXFoKo

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz6uDP1x83Q

VEGAN BRAND OF THE YEAR: Matt & Nat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm84A7nwsX8

BREAKTHROUGH BRAND OF THE YEAR: Vetements

STREETWEAR BRAND OF THE YEAR: KTZ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r_Tm-mv2kU

DENIM BRAND OF THE YEAR: Cheap Monday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQiv83VlbBE

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imLfw6h87AI

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nStl78sEFpI

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Grace Coddington

FEMALE STYLE ICON: Diane Pernet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq4wSex4izU

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/.

About RIMAC:
Made 125 miles from where Nikola Tesla was born, the $1MM Rimac Concept_One — the world's first electric supercar — is one of the fastest cars on the planet, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nI86cGML5k

Contacts:
FASHION NET Awards: Stig Harder, +1 212 256 1810, awards(at)fashion(dot)net
RIMAC: Monika Mikac, +385 1 563 4592, press(at)rimac-automobili(dot)com

Further information and links to sponsors:

First annual FASHION NET Awards: https://www.fashion.net/awards/2015
FASHION NET: https://www.fashion.net/about
Stig Harder, Founder: https://www.fashion.net/stig-harder
Rimac: http://www.rimac-automobili.com
Le Book: http://www.lebook.com
Cosy Box: http://cosy-box.com
Gen Art: http://www.genart.com
Academy of Art University: http://www.academyart.edu
Enter: https://enteraccessories.com

Photos:

https://www.iafas.net/2016/press/fashion-net-awards-2016.jpg
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https://www.iafas.net/2016/press/fashion-net-awards-2016-trophy.jpg

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