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Today, Decoded Fashion announce the shortlist for the Fashion Futures Awards in New York. In partnership with W magazine, this is the first year that the event is coming to New York. The awards celebrate and recognize the innovators, disruptors and pioneers who are revolutionizing the worlds of fashion, retail and tech and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in these industries.

With a mix of judged and nominated categories, the 10 awards being presented on the night range from mobile and e-commerce, to omnichannel and data and analytics.  

THE FASHION FUTURES AWARDS SHORTLIST FOR 2015:

A KILLER EXPERIENCE:
ASAP54
Combatant Gentleman
Covet Fashion
Spring

BYTES & BRICKS:
Aritzia
Frank and Oak
Normal
Opening Ceremony
Rebecca Minkoff
THE APARTMENT By The Line

THE MASTER OF MOBILE:
Guess
Michael Kors
Poshmark
Snaps
Tictail

BEYOND THE RUNWAY:
DKNY
Misha Nonoo
Rebecca Minkoff
Tommy Hilfiger
Yigal Azrouel

NEW E-STORE ON THE BLOCK:
Kenneth Cole
Mara Hoffman
MM.LAFLEUR
Tanya Taylor

THE GAME CHANGER:
CLO Virtual Fashion
Shoes of Prey
Shopify
The RealReal

DIGITAL COALITION:
Material Wrld & Steven Alan
Nineteenth Amendment & Macys
OMSignal & Ralph Lauren
Ready Pulse & Stance

THE BIG IDEA:
Bezar
Electroloom
JUST
+rehabstudio

REAL TIME INNOVATOR:
Adore Me
Combatant Gentleman
Shop Stage/Kate Spade
Style Sage

THE VISIONARIES – W MAG
TBA

The shortlist will be judged by an esteemed panel of experts from across both the fashion and tech industries:

  • Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief,  W Magazine
  • Steven Kolb, President and Chief Executive Officer, CFDA
  • Tory Burch, Founder, Tory Burch
  • Dirk Standen, Editor in Chief, 23 Stories
  • Fred Santarpia, Chief Digital Officer, Condé Nast
  • Joshua Schulman, President, Bergdorf Goodman
  • Rodrigo Bazan, President, Alexander Wang
  • Burak Cakmak, New Dean of the School of Fashion, Parsons
  • Leandre Medine, author and fashion blogger, Man Repeller
  • Kirstine Stewart, Vice President, North American Media Partnerships, Twitter
  • Lisa Green, Head of Industry, Fashion & Luxury Brands, Google
  • Taylor Green, Partner, Lerer Hippeau Ventures
  • Brian Philips, President & Chief Executive, Black Frame

The events highest honor, The Visionaries, presented by W magazine, honors two leaders – one from fashion, the other from tech – who are spearheading innovation, disrupting the norm and are changing the face of the industry as we know it.

All winners will be announced at the Fashion Futures Awards ceremony, which will be held at The Bowery Hotel in New York City on October 29, following the final day of the Decoded Fashion New York Summit.

For further information, visit: fashionfutures.decodedfashion.com.

Reported by Grace Howard

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“W Magazine and Decoded Fashion, an event series dedicated to connecting emerging technologies and decision-makers in fashion and retail, have partnered to launch the first installation of the Fashion Futures Awards in the U.S.”

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