On its 35th anniversary, the FN Achievement Awards celebrate the return of a star-studded, live show in New York after going virtual in 2020. The event – often referred to as the “Awards” Oscars for Shoes” – is the footwear industry’s biggest night and will once again honor the people and companies that have triumphed in the face of fierce challenges.
How to be successful in 2021? Vision, commitment, passion and – sometimes – a sense of humour. And the 2021 FNAA winners have all of those traits.
“We found this year’s list of winners particularly inspiring. In a year of so many changes as a result of the pandemic, every winner has a chance, creating new opportunities, defining new fashions to excite and bringing solid momentum to the footwear universe, “Michael Atmore, editorial. FN director and brand director of Fairchild Media Group.
Here is the full list of the 2021 FN Achievement Award winners:
Person of the Year: Ronnie Fieg
As his company celebrates its 10th anniversary, leader Kith has launched flagships in Paris and Hawaii, and taken on a new role with Clarks to give a modern look to a footwear icon .
Shoe of the Year: Crocs Classic Clog
The Crocs Classic Clog phenomenon has been building for a few years and culminating in dominating the entire market by 2021, appearing on the feet of every customer anywhere across the globe.
Icon Award: Hiltons
Paris and Nicky Hilton have long been style icons of the pop-culture lexicon, in large part due to the enduring stylistic influence of the matriarch of the Kathy Hilton family. Now, thanks to Kathy’s breakout appearance on “True Housewives,” the world is recognizing the generational power of this trio.
Company of the Year: Authentic Brand Team
ABG has amassed an impressive list of brands, but the biggest win came this year, when CEO Jamie Salter and partner Shaquille O’Neal achieved their dream of buying Reebok.
Style Influencer of the Year: Law Roach
Mega-stylist Law Roach is the genius behind some of the most memorable red carpet looks of 2021, with an enviable client list of “it” stars including Zendaya, Anya Taylor-Joy and Priyanka Chopra.
Designer of the Year: Jerry Lorenzo
The founder of Fear of God has long been an important voice in the LA streetwear market, but through his latest partnerships with Zegna and Adidas, he’s put his stamp on new markets.
Retailer of the Year: Dick . Sportswear
While other companies cautiously enter 2021, Dick’s Sporting Goods rolls out many new banners to expand its physical footprint, attract more fans and inspire consumers.
Brand of the Year: Hoka One One
The Hoka One One is already a rising star at Deckers Brands, who predict the extreme sneaker label could become a billion-dollar brand. With the celebrity fanbase, that feat is increasingly likely.
Brand of the Year: On
2021 is an important year for On in many ways. The Swiss footwear brand backed by tennis champion Roger Federer not only saw its shoes fly off the shelves, but it also listed on the market in August.
Premiere of the Year: Saysh by Allyson Felix
Decorated track and field star Allyson Felix found a new shoe home this year: one she created. The Olympic gold medalist sprinter launched Saysh in June – a “women’s, women’s” shoe brand.
Debut of the Year: Larroudé
Former Barneys fashion director Marina Larroudé is using her extensive industry knowledge to build her own eponymous DTC lifestyle brand.
Collaboration of the Year: A Ma Maniére x Air Jordan 3
James Whitner’s A Ma Maniére retail chain has reimagined the classic Air Jordan silhouette in a poignant way that celebrates the strength and courage of Black women – especially Whitner’s mother .
Social Impact Award: Phillip Lim
Designer Phillip Lim is one of the leading voices in the fashion community to speak out against hate crimes and violence against Asians, while attracting much-needed attention and funding to the cause. this profession.
Hall of Fame: Blake Krueger
Blake Krueger, who this year handed her CEO job to Brendan Hoffman, has been the driving force of Wolverine Worldwide since 1993 – and a key figure in the shoe industry.
Emerging Talent Award: Titi Adesa
The Nigerian-born, London-based designer is finding support for her elegant chic heels, with supporters like Level Shoes and celebrities Emily Blunt, Jennifer Hudson and Andra Day.
Sustainability Leadership Award: Adidas
The sports giant has set a target for its entire supply chain to be carbon-free by 2050. But through a series of more immediate projects, it is also working to “End Quality plastic waste” in our community and envision a circular future for sportswear.
The 2021 FNAA will be held on November 30 at Cipriani South Street in New York. The event is supported by sponsor Nordstrom, as well as Authentic Brands Group, FDRA, Informa, On and Wolverine Worldwide.
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