The Winners of the First Annual FASHION NET Awards

As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, FASHION NET – the original and leading hub for fashion – is proud to announce the winners of the first annual FASHION NET Awards for their extraordinary accomplishments this year

FashionNetThe winners are: “Designer of the Year” – John Galliano at Maison Margiela, “Breakthrough Designer of the Year” – John Elliott, “Womenswear Designer of the Year” – Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, “Menswear Designer of the Year” – Tom Ford, “Brand of the Year” – Saint Laurent, “Vegan Brand of the Year” – Good Guys, “Breakthrough Brand of the Year” – Our Legacy, “Streetwear Brand of the Year” – Hood by Air, “Denim Brand of the Year” – Frame, “Magazine of the Year” – Love, “Website of the Year” – Net-a-Porter, “Blogger of the Year” – Chiara Ferragni, “Editor of the Year” – Robbie Myers, “Publisher of the Year” – Susan Plagemann, “Photographer of the Year” – Inez and Vinoodh, “Campaign of the Year” – Saint Laurent, “Stylist of the Year” – Micaela Erlanger, “Fashion Show of the Year” – Maison Margiela, “Female Model of the Year” – Kendall Jenner, “Department Store of the Year” – Selfridges, “Indie Retailer of the Year” – Opening Ceremony, “Accessories Brand of the Year” – Warby Parker, “Shoe Designer of the Year” – Sophia Webster, “Lifetime Achievement” – Vivienne Westwood, “Female Style Icon” – Kate Moss, “Male Style Icon” – Johnny Depp, “Contribution to Fashion” – Renzo Rosso, “Inspiration Award” – Diane von Furstenberg.

“As we enter an era where nothing is offline” said Stig Harder, founder, “we’re thrilled to announce the winners of the first annual FASHION NET Awards, recognizing those who are at the cutting edge of change.”

Presented by Quintessentially and supported by Academy of Art University, BLCK INK, Gen Art and Alice Bow, the FASHION NET Awards is a celebration of excellence and vision in the fashion industry worldwide.

FASHION NET, which in 1995 introduced the world of fashion to the Internet – and the Internet to fashion, connects premium fashion and luxury brands with millions of influential trendsetters and fashionistas. It was the first online publisher to be officially granted permission to cover the fashion shows in Paris, and has been named one of the top websites in the world by Verisign and Entrepreneur Magazine. “My first port of call.” – Rankin; “The ultimate in chic.” – BBC

FASHION NET is a registered trademark of Fashion Net Inc.

Italian Textile Technology awards bestowed to students from abroad

The latest edition of the Italian Textile Technology Awards was held as part of the promotional activities linked to ITMA Milan 2015 (12-19 November 2015).

With the aim of promoting knowledge and awareness relating to textile machinery technologies and manufacturing, as well nurturing links between training initiatives and Italy’s textile machinery industry, ACIMIT the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers and the Italian Trade Agency bestowed 10 prizes for research in the field of textile production and textile machinery.

Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT was on hand to personally give out the awards to the winning students, thanking all of the professors who assisted in the research projects.

Acimit Student Awards

The awards consisted of a trip to Italy, with a visit to ITMA 2015, and the winning students also received a monetary prize. The awards ceremony took place during a meeting with ACIMIT’s member companies on Wednesday 18 November, within the trade fair’s activities.

Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT: “The 2015 Italian Textile Technology Awards confirm our Association’s determination to make a vital investment in promoting the future of operators in the textile sector.” 

The bestowed students are:

 ACIMIT Textile Technology Awards

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