LOCATION: New York City’s Gotham Hall 1356 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
TIME: 6:30 p.m. cocktails | 7:30 p.m. dinner
RSVP: By Monday, July 6, 2015
DRESS CODE: Festive/Business Attire
2015 HONOREES: Nordstrom (Retailer of the Decade), Ermenegildo Zegna (Most Influential), John Varvatos (Most Innovative), Brunello Cucinelli (Most Inspirational)
TO ATTEND: Michelle Brown, 212-710-7413[/column]
MR Awards Dinner to Salute Nordstrom, Zegna, Cucinelli and Varvatos
Ermenegildo Zegna, Brunello Cucinelli, John Varvatos and Nordstrom Inc. will receive major recognition at the MR Awards Dinner, Monday July 20th at New York’s Gotham Hall.
The 10th edition of the event this summer is projected to be the largest ever and marks some very special firsts. For the first time, the more than 100 retail award winners from the past 10 years will be celebrated and be together in one room, including Saks, Neiman Marcus, Harry Rosen, Barneys, Mitchells, Stanley Korshak, and dozens of others. It’s also the first time that designers, recognized as “game changers” in menswear, will be recognized by the better menswear community. The event, formerly named the Uptown/Downtown awards, hosted by MR Magazine and sponsored by the MRket trade show, will sport its new name, The MR Awards, reflecting a broadening of its scope and its stature as the single most important men’s event in the better and designer men’s business.
The single retail award of the evening goes to Nordstrom, Inc. which will be saluted as Retailer of the Decade, in recognition for its many bold moves, exceptional brand building, successful online initiatives, fabulous new stores, unexpected acquisitions, exciting collaborations, and of course for their steadfast business integrity.
In addition, three “game changing” designers will receive special recognition from their customers and peers:
Ermenegildo Zegna will be recognized as most influential designer company for their advances in fabric technology, for revolutionizing the luxury MTM business, for their early embracing of sportswear, for their business transparency, for maintaining an exceptionally functional family business.
Brunello Cucinelli has been named most inspirational designer collection for melding clothing and sportswear design to create the industry’s benchmark of casual elegance in luxury menswear, a look that many are trying to emulate; for creating a unique corporate culture that honors their employees.
American icon John Varvatos will be saluted as most innovative designer for his rock&roll edge, his cool stores, his support of great causes and commitment to his home city of Detroit, for his exciting collaborations, for supporting New York men’s week, for making men’s fashion ageless and wearable.
According to MR Publisher, Lizette Chin, “This inaugural event under the MR Awards banner will allow us to recognize not just innovative retailers, but designer brands and other game changers that have influenced all of us. We congratulate Nordstrom, Ermenegildo Zegna, Brunello Cucinelli and John Varvatos on their MR Awards. We will be profiling each one in the newly designed July edition of MR Magazine and saluting them, in person, along with our 100+ past honorees, at the MR Awards dinner during July men’s market week.”
Recognized as THE event of the New York market, and a warm and joyful celebration of the better menswear industry, this event will bring together more than 400 industry leaders in what promises to be an historic evening.