The 31st FN Achievement Awards goes down right after Cyber Monday, on Tuesday November 28th. The awards show just released its list of awards recipients this year, which includes some of our faves:
Air Jordan 1 x Virgil Abloh will receive the Shoe of the Year award, while Hailey Baldwin will take home the Style Influencer of the Year award. The Manolo Blahnik Lifetime Achievement honor will go to none other than shoe icon Stan Smith and Ronnie Fieg will have the Collaborator of the Year award to place on his mantle. Other award recipients include Gianvito Rossi with Designer of the Year, Malone Souliers with the Vivian Infantino Emerging Talent Award, Attico with Launch of the Year, Birkenstock with Brand of the Year, Steve Madden Ltd. with Company of the Year, and Puma with Marketer of the Year.
Abloh is following in Rihanna’s footsteps, as she took home the 2016 Shoe of the Year award for her FENTY Puma Creepers. And Smith returns to the awards show, after winning the 2014 Shoe of the Year Award.
“Every year, we work hard to select the brands, designers, and influencers who shape the shoe industry,” stated FN Editorial Director Michael Atmore. “Leading the pack is Virgil Abloh, one of the biggest fashion forces of 2017, who grabs the shoe of the year crown. Abloh’s Air Jordan 1 set off a feeding frenzy that saw sneaker aficionados and celebrities alike crave the limited-edition style. He joins an incredible list of talents at what promises to be a star-studded evening.”
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