ApparelMagic client Thom Browne wins third CFDA Award
by Ian Laughead
ApparelMagic client Thom Browne won top honors at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 2016 CFDA Awards last night at the famous Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
The awards ceremony, frequently likened to the fashion Oscars, was hosted by actor Joel McHale, and included notable industry headlines such as Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein.
Thom Browne, arriving at the ceremony dressed in a tuxedo jacket and shorts with an army of supermodels dressed in his signature cropped suits, won the award for Best Menswear Designer of the Year.
The designer won the same award in both 2006 and 2013, making this his third time as winner of menswear’s greatest honor.
Thom Browne was in good company, as other accolades were given to the late David Bowie, whose Board of Directors’ Tribute was accepted by actress Tilda Swinton, and to Beyoncé, who CFDA chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg revealed as winner of the top secret Fashion Icon award.
Beyoncé’s award, in part honoring her for her recent groundbreaking visual album LEMONADE which featured the work of another ApparelMagic client, Hood By Air. The brand’s designer Shayne Oliver won the Swarovski Award for Menswear just last year.
Celebrities in attendance included supermodel Jourdan Dunn who arrived on the red carpet wearing a beaded gown by Jonathan Simkhai, another ApparelMagic client, who was recently feted as winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
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As shown at the CFDA Awards, ApparelMagic’s clients continue to leverage the powerful capabilities of ApparelMagic software to bring their businesses both critical and commercial success. With unparalleled ease of use and a robust feature set, these leading designers and brands are able to set their business apart from the pack and realize their potential.
For over 30 years, ApparelMagic, the leading apparel management software, has been at the forefront of technology and the cutting edge of fashion, helping top industry businesses manage styles, customers, sales, inventory and accounting.