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Designer of the Year

Jhane Barnes

Jhane Barnes first became known for her creative menswear, which features unusual details and silhouettes, as well as unique fabrics. In 1980, at the age of 25, she was the youngest person and the first woman to win the prestigious Coty American Fashion Critics Award for Menswear. Among her earliest customers were John Lennon, Paul Simon, Elton John, Robin Williams, John Travolta, Jack Nicholson, and Danny Glover. READ MORE




MU - PORTFOLIO IN MOTION

Inspiring the Next Generation of Designers

The Portfolio in Motion experience is made even more special by the presence of the Designer of the Year. Awarded to a fashion designer who has achieved excellence in the field, this fashion industry luminary is also on hand to critique the senior designers' work and give invaluable advice to students beginning their fashion careers.




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Past Designer of the Year Honorees

2013
Tadashi Shoji
Tadashi Shoji | Los Angeles, CA

2012
Eileen Fisher
EILEEN FISHER | New York, New York

2011
Junko Yoshioka
Junko Yoshioka | New York, New York

2010
Isabel Toledo
Isabel Toledo | New York, New York

2009
Peter Som
Peter Som, Inc. | New York, New York

2008
Cynthia Rowley
Cynthia Rowley | New York, New York

2007
Michael Kors
Michael Kors | New York, New York

2006
Kay Unger
Kay Unger New York | New York, New York

2005
Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera, Ltd. | New York, New York

2004
Ralph Rucci
CHADO Ralph Rucci | New York, New York

2003
Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta | New York, New York

2002
Carmen Marc Valvo
Carmen Marc Valvo | New York, New York

2001
Mark Badgley and James Mischka
Badgley Mischka | New York, New York

2000
Geoffrey Beene
Geoffrey Beene, Inc. | New York, New York

1999
Dana Buchman
Liz Claiborne, Inc.

1998
Linda Allard
Ellen Tracy | New York, New York

1997
Marie Gray
St. John | Irvine, California

1996
Pauline Trigere
Pauline Trigere | New York , New York

1995
Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger Group | New York, New York

1994
Kathryn Dianos
Kathryn Dianos | New York, New York

1993
Diane Von Furstenberg
Diane Von Furstenberg Studio | New York, New York

1992
Frankie Welch
Frankie Welch | Alexandria, Virginia

1991
Adolfo
Adolfo | New York, New York

1990
Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera Ltd. | New York, New York