VIRGIL ABLOH EARNS THE PRESTIGIOUS FN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
AND THE WINNER IS…
The prestigious annual Footwear News Achievement Awards will be held on Nov. 28 at the IAC Building in Manhattan, honoring the boldest and brightest fashion designers, both established and rising, hot influencers, visionaries and cool shoe brands. Key industry players who have forged or will shape the footwear scene.
Among the many awards of the event, the Shoe of the Year goes to Virgil Abloh’s rendition of the Air Jordan 1 while Gianvito Rossi is Designer of the Year. Both Alexa Chung and Attico will receive the Launch of the Year award and Hailey Baldwin will be crowned Style Influencer of the Year.
For sure, the tough-to-get, limited-edition version of Abloh’s Air Jordan 1 sneaker, which is part of “The Ten Reconstructed” project developed with Nike, has sent the market in a turmoil. Bella Hadid, Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Tom Sachs, and Travis Scott are just a few of the high-wattage names spotted wearing the kick.