Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion week received
Fashion Innovator Award
Each season, EMERGE! presents the coveted ‘Fashion Innovator Award’.
An honor to those who have received the award in the past recognizing them for their worldwide fashion influence on others. Past honorees have included: Audrey Smaltz, President of the Ground Crew (presented to her by Harriette Cole); Constance C.R. White, Editor in Chief of Essence Magazine (presented to her by Tracy Reese); Andre’ Leon Talley, contributing editor of Vogue (presented to him by Diane Von Furstenberg), Fashion Icon Mikki Taylor (presented to her by Style Expert Philip Bloch) and legendary model Patricia Cleveland (presented to her by legendary fashion designer, Stephen Burrows).
This season the Fashion Innovator award will be presented to Fern Mallis, hailed as the award-winning creator of New York Fashion Week.
EMERGE! A Fashion Runway Show which was created and produced by Dionne Williams of D. Williams Public Relations Group has become one of the top emerging designer platforms during New York Fashion week and has been consistent in providing a national outlet for emerging designers to showcase their work. Hundreds of designer submissions are reviewed by an elite designer committee, which selects some of the top designers from around the world