When the purple carpet is rolled out for the WWD Honors ceremony on Oct. 24, a few of trend’s buzziest leaders will take their flip within the highlight and be acknowledged for pushing trend ahead, whilst they nimbly navigate a sophisticated market.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, inventive director of womenswear collections at Dior, is topping the invoice and receiving the John B. Fairchild Honor, as beforehand revealed. The distinction acknowledges a profession of affect and distinction and is called after WWD’s legendary chairman and editorial director.
Chiuri can be in good firm on the occasion, which caps off the primary day of the WWD Attire & Retail CEO Summit at Cipriani South Avenue in Manhattan.
Dries Van Noten will obtain the WWD Honor for Designer of the Yr. One of many authentic Antwerp Six, the Belgian designer continues to dazzle together with his inimitable strategy to prints, coloration and embellishment — at all times on a canvas of wearable, superbly tailor-made clothes. Van Noten has additionally slowly constructed a fame for equipment, now showcased alongside his magnificence line in a devoted Paris boutique.
Jacques Agbobly, inventive director and founding father of Agbobly, can be honored as One to Watch in trend. The inclusive, unisex line discovered its begin as Black Boy Knits in 2020 because the designer graduated faculty and into the midst of the pandemic. The model, which modified its identify this yr, has shortly made an impression nodding to Agbobly’s wealthy Togolese heritage.
On the occasion, WWD may also acknowledge enterprise leaders and firms which have confirmed their mettle.
Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief govt officer of Macy’s Inc., will obtain the Edward Nardoza Honor for CEO Inventive Management, having steered the division retailer since 2017.
Chloé will settle for the Company Citizenship Honor, acknowledging the corporate’s persevering with push to be purpose-driven, planet-friendly, community-based and accountable.
And top-performing companies in retail, trend and sweetness can be acknowledged with Honors by class. This yr’s winners are:
On Holding, Finest-Performing Trend/Retail Firm, Massive-Cap.
Elyse Walker, Finest-Performing Trend/Retail Firm, Small-Cap.
Puig, Finest-Performing Magnificence Firm, Massive-Cap.
Westman Atelier, Finest-Performing Magnificence Firm, Small-Cap.
Every of those firms, leaders and designers have discovered to thrive in trend at a time when the previous guidelines are being rewritten, customers are demanding extra and the financial system is in severe flux.
And simply the place all these modifications are main trend can be pored over when the trade gathers on the summit, specializing in the brand new client, the significance of heritage and storytelling, how expertise continues to form trend, the information of the day and extra.