The American Apparel & Footwear Association has announced the honorees of its 2018 AAFA American Image Awards. The event will take place on April 16 in New York.
Receiving the Person of the Year award will be Manny Chirico, chairman and CEO of PVH Corp. Company of the Year honors are slated to go to the Camuto Group, while Fred Segal will receive the Retailer of the Year recognition. Joseph Altuzarra has been named the Designer of the Year.
“The AAFA American Image Awards celebrate those that epitomize leadership and innovation in the apparel and footwear industry,” said Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association. “This is an opportunity to honor the finest individuals and organizations throughout the entire supply chain, including designers, manufacturers, and trendsetters.”
Manny Chirico has served as PVH Corp.’s CEO since 2006 and as its chairman since 2007. The company’s brands include Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.
Camuto Group designs, develops and distributes women’s, men’s and children’s fashion footwear in more than 70 countries. Its award will be accepted by the company’s CEO, Alex Del Cielo.
Fred Segal is a fashion retailer that operates stores in California and Japan and it caters to a celebrity clientele.
Joseph Altuzarra is a French-born designer who in 2008 launched his namesake women’s apparel and accessories brand in 2008.
For a second year, AAFA has selected the Council of Fashion Designers of America Foundation to be the beneficiary of the gala event. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization that raises funds for charity and industry activities.