The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced its 2019 AAFA American Image Awards honorees on Tuesday.
Celebrating fashion’s future, the honorees include: Person of the Year – Isaac Ash, CEO of United Legwear & Apparel Co.; Retailer of the Year – American Eagle Outfitters; Company of the Year – Birkenstock; Designer of the Year – Eileen Fisher; Fashion Collaboration of the Year – Disney Princess x Ruthie Davis; and Media Brand of the Year – WWD.
Hosted by AAFA, acclaimed model and actress Brooke Shields will emcee the evening, taking place April 15 at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City. AAFA will partner with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Foundation as the gala’s beneficiary.
“For more than four decades, AAFA has brought together the industry’s best to celebrate incredible honorees, in a setting that is fitting of their influence,” said Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association. “There is no other event like this, that showcases designers, brands, manufacturers, business leaders, and media personalities to celebrate fashion’s future and throw a spotlight on those who are revolutionizing the world’s most influential business.”
“We are honored to once again be the beneficiary of the American Image Awards,” added Steven Kolb, president and CEO of the CFDA. “The money raised will help fund our business development and philanthropic programs. We are grateful to AAFA’s Board of Directors, Rick Helfenbein, and the entire team at AAFA for their continued support.”