Design trends were not limited to footwear merchandise at this week’s FN Platform show in Las Vegas.
Show organizers recognized a string of brands for their creative use of booth space. Leslie Gallin, president of footwear for Advanstar Global LLC, which oversees FN Platform, presented this season’s awards on Thursday.
Best New Exhibitor went to KO.EE, a Las Vegas-based label offering artisanal women’s looks. Canada’s Luenza Lucci received honorable mention.
Most Creative Use of Booth Space was awarded to flip-flop brand Tkees, with Sebago as the runner-up.
Most Innovative Booth Design was given to OTZ, a line inspired by prehistoric man, for its unique ice sculpture. Montreal-based Pajar came in second.