We're thrilled to announce the winners of the first annual tFS Style Awards (the Tiffies)! Nominees were selected by the tFS forums, with voting open to the public.
Since 2001, theFashionSpot's invitation-only forums have been a platform for the Internet's largest and most influential online fashion community, one which prides itself on strict community guidelines and informed, thoughtful discussion on every aspect of fashion. Most members choose to remain anonymous, adopting a tone that's more discriminating and honest than the industry standard. As Business of Fashion put it in an editorial published earlier this year: "In a fashion mediascape dominated by sugar-coated coverage (often carefully calibrated by public relations companies) this kind of honesty can be uniquely valuable, not least to designers seeking candid feedback on their work."
Like the tFS Forums, the Tiffies are independent and democratic, representing the best of our community and the broader fashion industry.
"I feel that it's very sincere," said designer John Patrick when he found out that his label, Organic, had won the Honorary Award for Ethical Fashion. "It's really transparent, there's no way for anyone to try to influence the results. For us, it was a complete surprise. And at the end of the day, in an industry that has its ups and downs, an award like this is very meaningful."
Best Designer Collection — Celine Fall 2013
“What a beautiful collection, so grateful she's back on top doing what she does so incredibly well.” [Crying Diamonds]
“Pure artistry with that tailoring/construction, and such a dreamy mood to the entire collection, I'm absolutely floored by the beauty of this.” [HeatherAnne]
“Sublime. Such a feminine, beautiful, clean collection. I want it all. And a lot of it looks incredibly soft. Why oh why am I not rich?” [vandekamp]
“Flawless. I really cannot find one thing I dislike about this collection. All these other designers who have hopped on the minimalist bandwagon need to stop because they will never be able to execute it with the finesse and simple elegance that Phoebe [Philo] can. Easily one of my favorite collections of the season.” [lelaid]
Designer of the Year — Raf Simons/Christian Dior
"Congratulations Raf, it gets better and better." [Zazie]
"For me Raf really hit his stride with this [Dior Spring 2014] collection, the colors, embroideries and shapes were luxe and gorgeous and the finale was fantastic, this will surely be a hit collection on the red carpet." [Melly5525]
Top Female Model — Vanessa Axente
"Big things are coming for her, so i wouldn't be surprised if she scores more big campaigns." [modelsvlada]
"She's so perfect I want to cry. That complexion! Plus, she manages to look drop dead gorgeous even in those terrible photocalls...
...Even though a Calvin Klein exclusive would be great for her career, I just don't want that to happen. I couldn't stand four seasons with just one campaign... That face HAS to be in every blue-chip ad." [Creative]
Best Female Model Newcomer — Sasha Luss
Most Stylish: Red Carpet — Cate Blanchett
"I've loved her looks this promo tour — she is always just so classy and elegant! Each looks she carries so effortlessly when in reality they are quite complicated (like the Christopher Kane).
I'm seriously hoping she gets lots of award noms, a Cate filled award season would be amazing." [Rose N Toast]
"She's one of the most elegant women alive. Stunning." [Gleam]
Top Male Model — Marlon Teixeira
"I am grateful for everything that is happening in my life today. This is a total honor. Thank you to theFashionSpot and all of its readers.” — Marlon Teixeira
"Omnipresent this year." [niknak]
Most Stylish: Street Style (Fashion Pack) — Emmanuelle Alt
Most Inspired Fashion Magazine — W
"I have died........ plan my funeral..........."[Egoiste]
Best Magazine Cover — Vogue Italia March 2013: Vanessa Axente & Gustav Swedberg
"Thank you so much for the award of which I am very honored and happy. The March cover story, by Steven Meisel, was focused on the concept of Rewind, meaning the continuous cycles in fashion and its going backward to the Sixties. Vanessa Axente and Gustav Swedberg were portrayed in a black-and-white and minimal garments focusing on the eccentricity of the fashion of those years and its continuous changing of emotions."— Franca Sozzani,
Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia
Best Ad Campaign Print — Prada Fall 2013
Full cast: Amanda Murphy, Cameron Russell, Caroline de Maigret, Catherine McNeil, Christy Turlington, Fei Fei Sun, Freja Beha Erichsen, Kristine Froseth, Malaika Firth (the first black model to star in a Prada campaign since Naomi Campbell in 1994), Rachel Williams and Sophia Ahrens.
By Steven Meisel
"The cast is overwhelmingly large, but I must say they all look absolutely stunning." [HeatherAnne]
"At last a campaign that isn't screaming 'special effects and retouched background/bodies.' This is simple yet very well done. The wet hair touch makes this even more simple and the attention really goes to the fashion styling and accessories." [Florider2000]
Honorary Award for Diversity — Jean Paul Gaultier
From a recent interview with Dazed Digital:
"When I cast models I love to show a variety of women. Beautiful sexy women with curves, ethnic women, androgynous women. I don’t want to have just one specific image of a woman in my shows, I want to present what really exists. And the same for men. I also like to show attitude."— Jean Paul Gaultier
Honorary Award for Ethical Fashion — Organic by John Patrick
"We are so loving this! The award means a tremendous amount to us. I have a strict dogma of attraction rather than promotion. And it's so satisfying when an organization such as yours gives us an accolade like this, because I feel that it's very sincere. It's really transparent, there's no way for anyone to try to influence the results. For us, it was a complete surprise. And at the end of the day, in an industry that has its ups and downs, an award like this is very meaningful. And we're all very thankful."— John Patrick
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Thank you to all of our readers who voted for the awards. Read on to see the full list of nominees.