THE ACADEMY OF FASHION ARTS AND SCIENCES — A PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION — HONORS EXCELLENCE AND VISION IN OUR INDUSTRY AS FASHION, TECH AND ETHICS COMBINE TO REDEFINE THE FUTURE.
Our story begins in Paris when the world's first fashion site, FASHION NET, launches in 1995.
The first time a fashion magazine wrote about the Internet was when Harper's Bazaar wrote about us.
We were the first online publisher to cover the runway shows in Paris.
Vogue.com, style.com and elle.com all got their initial traffic from us.
We invented the native ad in 2001 and helped shape the Internet as we know it today.
In 2015, we launched our awards and in 2016, the Academy of Fashion Arts and Sciences was instituted.
Out of 184 nominees and 10 special awards, the 56 winners of the first and second seasons include Tom Ford, Kendall Jenner, Saint Laurent, Johnny Depp, Love Magazine, Vivienne Westwood, Kate Moss, Alessandro Michele, Thom Browne, David Sims, J.W. Anderson, Chiara Ferragni, Gucci, Alexander Fury, Vetements and KTZ.
"A tremendous honor." — Tom Ford
"Honored and deeply thankful." — Gucci Designer Alessandro Michele
"Thank you for recognizing our label." — KTZ
"This means a lot to us." — Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri
"Thank you!" — Diane Pernet
"Really honoured." — Alexander Fury
"Fantastic!" — Diesel Founder Renzo Rosso
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