2021 Indie Fashion Gala Nominees

See who has been nominated for the independent fashion industry's highest honor. Online voting begins Monday.

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Best Custom Designer

  • Divinity Fashions 

  • Bombazo Wear 

  • Fashion Disorder 

  • Kevin Browne New York

  • The Fashion Statement 

  • Staci T

  • Carlos Valles 

  • Christina Lowanga

  • Mila Hoffman 

  • Kristi Vosbeck
     

Best Men's Ready to Wear

  • Kevin Browne New York 

  • Void Asylum

  • Uni-ke

  • Cody Chris Collection 

  • Adrian Alicea New York 

  • Carlos Benguigui

  • DK Design Fashion
     

Best Women's Ready to Wear

  • Sweet Nothing’s Boutique 

  • Hennaflower 

  • CJackson Long Island 

  • House of Baretti

  • Omarijade

  • Cody Chris Collection 

  • Pashuk Brand 

  • Shameless Opinion 

  • Ayeshia Apparel 

Best Boutique

  • Nothing to Wear 

  • Jaunty 

  • Sweet Nothings Boutique

  • Mac & Bean Designs 

  • Jaylani’s Boutique

  • Camelia Couture 

  • Jeanette’s Unique Boutique 

  • STL Fashion 

  • House of Vaughn 
     

Best Street Wear

  • Rise Visions

  • Amot Apparel

  • Her Love 

  • Retro Wavy

  • Ifly Universe 

  • United Icons

  • Abnoirmal

  • Starlife Fashion Co

  • Merocki

  • Burning Guitars 

  • RichKid Clothing Line 
     

Best Swimwear 

  • B Fly Beauty 

  • Voglia Swimwear 

  • INOB Swimwear 

  • Get Haute 

  • Lauri’s Couture 

  • GOSWIMWEAR 

  • Manduvi Swimwear 
     

Best Loungewear

  • 209 MARE 

  • BBLACC Studios 

  • Rise Visions 

  • Artificial Bliss 

  • House of Monet Knits 

  • Marc Defang 

  • House of Vaughn

  • Retro Wavy
     

Best High Fashion Couture

  • KJaNae Designs

  • The Fashion Statement

  • Maison Zelani

  • Yves Luc 

  • MM Milano 

  • Elie Balleh Couture 

  • Love Baby J Couture 

  • The Poncho Palace Xchange

  • Marc Defang 

  • Reginas Couture

  • Deanie Couture 

  • Lauris Couture 
     

Best Resort Wear

  • Flora for Faunas

  • Fashion Disorder 

  • B Fly Beauty 

  • Archana Aneja

  • FarinaFZ

  • Alexandra Popescu-York

  • Manduvi Swimwear
     

Best Knitwear

  • Trans Clothing Company

  • Imperial Legacy Clothing

  • Merocki 

  • Jeanie Madsen 

  • House of Monet Knits 

  • Wilmer Galeano

  • Mac & Bean Designs 

  • House of Q Basics 
     

Best Evening Wear

  • Enwu

  • Yelestitches

  • In My Genes

  • Giulanelli Designs 

  • Lips Couture

  • Cynthia Matos

  • Marisa Santiago

  • Designs by Lavene

  • Pashuk Brand

  • Alexandra Popescu-York
     

Best Men’s Tailoring 

  • Naids Fashion 

  • Chino Arte 

  • Elie Balleh Couture 

  • Shadow Wear 

  • Carlos Benguigui
     

Best Accessory Designer

  • Wandering Willow Designs 

  • Cox Leather 

  • Teresa Costa Collection

  • Daily Malong

  • IA’s Threads 

  • STL Fashion 

  • Atiya's Creative Jewels

 

Best Runway Photography

  • Weston Portraits 

  • Escape Studios Photography 

  • Images by Rick 

  • D Rhodes Photography 

  • Rafael Yau 

  • Runway Imagery 

  • Solwazi Afi Olusola

  • Memorie 4 Life Photography
     

Best Event Photography

  • AJ Photography NYC 

  • Images by Rick

  • Anchor Kit Media 

  • Big Ant TV Media

  • Digiamedia 

  • Bric Arts Media House 

  • Memorie 4 Life Photography
     

Best Editorial Photography 

  • Arun Nevader

  • Patrick Cox

  • Big Ant TV Media 

  • Oquendo Consulting

  • AJ Photography 

  • Bre Johnson Photography

  • Phocusd Views

  • Maria B Photography Studio

  • Memorie 4 Life Photography
     

Best Indie Publication

  •  D’Mochelle Fashion Magazine

  • World Liberty TV

  • Fashion Passion Magazine

  • Try Fashion Magazine

  • The Elegant Classy Gentleman Magazine

  • Hinchology

  • Runway News Magazine

  • Enve Online 

 

Best Female Model

  • Elvi

  • Amber Monet 

  • Diva Davanna 

  • Sonia Tucker 

  • Lois Mensah

  • Keyla Caba

  • Deja Janai

  • Aliyah Ferrell

  • Tenetria Brown 

  • Phyllis Spencer 
     

Best Male Model

  • Brandon Jerrod 

  • Xavier Walker

  • Alberto Fabretti

  • Andre Buffington 

  • Cole Miller 

  • Chris Gaddy 

  • Jerod Davis 

  • Michael Leach

  • Roger Landry Kamin

  • Michael Walker III
     

Best Indie Model

  • Amayah Villanueva 

  • Sonia Tucker

  • Cole Miller 

  • Natalie Eng

  • Camille Logan

  • Tekemia Jenkins 

  • Phyllis Spencer 

  • Andre Buffington

  • Eustace Collens Jr

  • Samia Park 
     

Best Petite Model

  • Amber Monet 

  • Jewelz Lopez 

  • Diva Davanna 

  • Deja Janai

  • Alexandra Bello 

  • Keyla Caba 

  • Abby Picciano

  • Christine Solazzo 
     

Best Runway Model

  • Elvi

  • Amayah Villanueva 

  • Sonia Tucker

  • Aliyah Ferrell 

  • Kelly Elix 

  • Chris Gaddy

  • Michael Walker III

  • Cole Miller 

  • Amber Nicole
     

Best Plus Size Model

  • Chanel Jackson

  • Ashley Braxton

  • Iesha Mason

  • Lolita Penn

  • Cashmere Michel’le

  • Subera
     

Best Editorial Model

  • Brandon Jerrod 

  • Xavier Walker

  • Deja Janai 

  • Serenity Murrell 

  • Jailyn Thomas 

  • Samia Park 

  • Starkiesha Green 

  • Alberto Fabbretti 

  • Kelly Elix 

Designer or the Year 

  • Rise Visions

  • Shadow Wear

  • BBLACC Studios 

  • Kloset Slayer

  • The Fashion Statement 

  • Trans Clothing Company 

  • Adrian Alicia New York 

  • Hemistry Designs 

  • Deanie Couture 

  • Maison Zelani

 

Model of the Year

  • Amber Monet 

  • Diva Davavnna

  • Keyla Caba 

  • Chris Gaddy

  • Alberto Fabbretti

  • Jerod Davis 

  • Tenetria Brown

  • Cole Miller 

  • Xavier Walker

  • Phyllis Spencer 

  • April Jordan

 

Photographer of the Year 

  • Phocusd Views

  • AJ Photography NYC 

  • Images by Rick

  • Anchor Kit Media 

  • Big Ant TV Media

  • Runway Imagery

  • D Rhodes Photography 

  • Arun Nevader

  • Patrick Cox

  • Maria B Photography Studio

  • Memorie 4 Life Photography

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Rico King

  • Sergio Delavicci

  • Jerri Reid

  • Kenya Smith 

  • Burning Guitars

  • Stevie Edwards

  • Diva Davanna 

Fashion Platform Awards

  • Small Boutique Fashion Week

  • Harlem Fashion Week

  • New York Institute of Beauty

  • NYC Live! at Fashion Week

  • hiTech Moda