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Delaware Today Fashion Awards Mission

The mission of the Delaware Today Fashion Awards is to recognize and celebrate the talented people who have made contributions to the fashion industry in Delaware and its surrounding areas.  With categories ranging from makeup artist to photographer, and boutique to best-dressed Delawarean, the Delaware Today Fashion Awards will identify a wide range of fashion professionals, from promising new talents to established forerunners who have influenced fashion in the community.

Delaware Today proudly partners with leaders of the University of Delaware’s Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies. UD panel and other experts will serve as judges for the awards. Faculty at the university’s Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies prepare students to be facilitators of change, developers of ideas and administrators of sound business practices within the global apparel industry.

Fashion Awards Event Attendees

The Fashion Awards event attendee will be the everyday enthusiast who enjoys fashion, the newest trends and hottest products, industry professionals, Delaware celebrities and our top Fashion Award nominees.  

Delaware Today is proud to donate a portion of the
ticket sales to this year’s beneficiary, $tand By Me®.


A coalition of community partners, led by the State of Delaware and United Way of Delaware.

 

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Upstate

 

Downstate

(Kent & Sussex Counties)

Boutique of the Year

A boutique is defined as a small retail store that specializes in the sale of clothing for men or women, and is based in Delaware. Online-only boutiques do not qualify for this category.

Boutique of the Year

A boutique is defined as a small retail store that specializes in the sale of clothing for men or women, and is based in Delaware. Online-only boutiques do not qualify for this category.

Accessories of the Year

Accessories may be sold by an individual or at a boutique, and can be designed or created for men or women for use in photography shoots, runway shows, or sold to the general public.

Accessories of the Year

Accessories may be sold by an individual or at a boutique, and can be designed or created for men or women for use in photography shoots, runway shows, or sold to the general public.

Jeweler of the Year

The jeweler can sell designs made from other manufacturers, or design its own jewelry.

Jeweler of the Year

The jeweler can sell designs made from other manufacturers or design its own jewelry.

Hair Stylist of the Year – Everyday Style

An individual who specializes in everyday hairstyles

Hair Stylist of the Year – Everyday Style

An individual who specializes in everyday hairstyles

Hair Stylist of the Year – Formal Style

An individual who specializes in updos or hairstyles for formal events, or hairstyles for runway/fashion shows

Hair Stylist of the Year – Formal Style

An individual who specializes in updos, hairstyles for formal events, or hairstyles for runway/fashion shows

Make-Up Artist of the Year

An everyday style or high fashion style artist who specializes in bridal makeup, catalog-style makeup or evening/formal makeup.

Make-Up Artist of the Year

An everyday style or high fashion style artist who specializes in bridal makeup, catalog-style makeup or evening/formal makeup.

Lingerie Retailer of the Year

The lingerie retailer sells undergarments that are designed with function or modesty in mind, and those garments may include camisoles, ornamental corsets, fancy bras and panty sets, nightgowns or robes. Delaware Today stresses the importance of modesty, elegance and good taste. The retailer must be a local business.

Lingerie Retailer of the Year

The lingerie retailer sells undergarments that are designed with function or modesty in mind, and those garments may include camisoles, ornamental corsets, fancy bras and panty sets, nightgowns or robes. Delaware Today stresses the importance of modesty, elegance and good taste. The retailer must be a local business. 

Cocktail/Evening Wear Retailer of the Year

The retailer specializes in high fashion/haute couture or gala garments for women.

Cocktail/Evening Wear Retailer of the Year

The retailer specializes in high fashion/haute couture or gala garments for women.

Fashion Consignment Store of the Year

This retailer specializes in fashionable designer apparel at discounted prices.

Fashion Consignment Store of the Year

This retailer specializes in fashionable designer apparel at discounted prices.

Photographer of the Year

This Delaware-based photographer specializes in fashion, bridal or related photography.

Photographer of the Year

This Delaware-based photographer specializes in fashion, bridal or related photography.

Best Dressed Delaware Man

This male Delaware resident must be over 18 years of age. He must also be illustrative of great business-casual or formal style. Proof of residency is required.

Best Dressed Delaware Man

This male Delaware resident must be over 18 years of age. He must also be illustrative of great business-casual or formal style. Proof of residency is required.

Best Dressed Delaware Woman

This female Delaware resident must be over 18 years of age. She must also be illustrative of great business-casual or evening style. Proof of residency is required.

Best Dressed Delaware Woman

This female Delaware resident must be over 18 years of age. She must also be illustrative of great business-casual or evening style. Proof of residency is required.

 

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