Brunello Cucinelli Honored With Return Of Prestigious Neiman Marcus Award For Distinguished Service In The Field Of Fashion
Honorees receive elevated access to the Neiman Marcus platform to create their own brand expression for the US luxury client.
DALLAS, November 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) announces the launch of the NMG Awards, a new platform to recognize and amplify groundbreaking luminaries in fashion globally. Today’s announcement marks the return of the prestigious Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion. The platform also includes the new Neiman Marcus Award for Creative Impact in the Field of FashionAwarded to recipients who demonstrate exceptional innovation in their creative approach.
The reinvented awards are an extension of the company’s growth strategy to Revolutionize luxury experiences through its differentiated business model. Celebrate brand partners who share an interest in NMG’s innovative approach to retail and a commitment to purpose to create impact. In addition to partnering with award winners to conceptualize unique activations and immersive experiences, Neiman Marcus will invest in the full power of its merchandising and brand marketing magic to maximize the program’s reach to the US luxury customer.
“The NMG Awards are an embodiment of our relentless commitment to our brand partners, connecting them with our luxury customer in a whole new way,” said Geoffroy van Raemdonck, Executive Director, NMG. “We are recognizing and celebrating with the fashion industry those who are inspiring our collective mind to shape the future of our field.”
Brunello Cucinelli will receive the 2023 Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion. The award has honored more than 100 fashion luminaries for 85 years, including Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, yves st laurent, giorgio armani, grace kelly, Karl Lagerfeldmiuccia prada Oscar de la Renta, ralph lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Carolina HerreraEstée Lauder and Baccarat, among others.
Cucinelli represents the pinnacle of luxury in fashion, responding to growing customer demand for elevated lifestyle designs. Their impact in the community and commitments to humanist capitalism expand your position as an icon in the industry.
“Our long relationship with Brunello Cucinelli over the last 20 years and his tremendous impact on the world of luxury fashion made him a clear choice as the first honoree for our new awards platform,” van Raemdonck continued. “Like us, Brunello leads with love. Not only by his contributions to luxury, but also by the principles associated with the brand. His enduring commitment to humanistic values distinguishes Brunello as a designer, entrepreneur, and visionary of the future of luxury “.
As part of the program, Brunello Cucinelli designed the “Icon Collection” for Neiman Marcus. For the first time in their association’s history, each piece in the limited-edition collection will be labeled “Exclusively Designed for Neiman Marcus” and select styles will have an exclusive number. The collection includes women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes and bags, and will be available exclusively in ten Neiman Marcus stores and online at April 2023.
“Among Brunello’s many contributions to our industry, he has made a particular impact through his elevated luxury lifestyle design that recognizes the luxury client’s desire for impeccably crafted and artistically made pieces. Our clients collect his designs as if they were works of art; it’s a testament to their superior design, quality, craftsmanship and brand appeal,” said lana todorovich, President and Chief Marketing Officer, Neiman Marcus. “I am honored that Brunello has chosen to express his creativity to our luxury clients through the World of Cucinelli, in Neiman Marcus’ first co-branded collection. It’s a beautiful nod to our special relationship.”
“I am flattered and filled with gratitude to Neiman Marcus, one of the world’s highest expressions of fashion and luxury. I sincerely appreciate Geoffroy van Raemdonck and to all the collaborators with whom we have had the pleasure of working and relating throughout these fruitful twenty years”, said Brunello Cucinelli, Executive President and Creative Director of the brand. “The prestigious recognition they give me fills me with joy and makes me feel extraordinarily honored. Above all because I believe that it is not only a splendid reward for the work of our fashion house, but also an exceptional confirmation of the great appreciation that the entire world has for the value of craftsmanship of the highest quality, Made in Italy and, I’m sure, also by our way of living and working, what we here at Solomeo like to define as being ‘in harmony with Creation’, a living form of universal attraction.”
The NMG Awards will be held at an exclusive event during Paris Fashion Week in March 2023. The program will recognize Brunello Cucinelli and his contributions to the industry, as well as announce the recipients of the Creative Impact Award. NMG will also honor past Distinguished Service Award recipients and their continuing influence on luxury today. Representing fashion’s purpose to create beauty and impact, the event will bring together global industry luminaries who share the same devotion to fashion and delighting luxury clients.
ABOUT THE NMG AWARDS
The NMG Awards are a new platform to recognize and amplify innovative fashion luminaries globally. The platform includes the return of the prestigious Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion, a legacy established by carrie marcus neiman Y stanley marcus 85 years ago, as well as the new Neiman Marcus Award for Creative Impact in the Field of FashionAwarded to recipients who display innovative creative impact and exceptional potential for growth.
The Distinguished Service Award has been given to more than 100 luxury fashion luminaries in the industry, including Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, yves st laurent, giorgio armani, grace kelly, Karl Lagerfeldmiuccia prada Oscar de la Renta, ralph lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Carolina HerreraEstée Lauder and Baccarat, among others.
ABOUT THE NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP (NMG)
Neiman Marcus Group is a relationship company that leads with love in everything we do for our customers, associates, brand partners and communities. Our legacy of innovation and culture of ownership guide our roadmap to revolutionizing luxury experiences. As one of the largest multi-brand luxury retailers in the US, with the world’s most desirable brand partners, we offer exceptional products and intelligent services, thanks to our investments in data and technology. Through the expertise of our more than 10,000 associates, we deliver and scale a personalized luxury experience across our three sales channels—in-store, e-commerce, and remote. Our NMG|Way culture, powered by our people, combines individual talents into a collective force to make life extraordinary. Our flagship brands include Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. For more information, visit neimanmarcusgroup.com.
ABOUT BRUNELLO CUCINELLI
Brunello Cucinelli’s history began in 1978 and has always been guided by the desire to respect the moral and economic dignity of humanity: to pursue a healthy and balanced growth while protecting the beauties of nature, acting as “kind guardians”, being the main ethical principles that shaped the life of the company. The adventure started from the intuition of dyeing cashmere knitwear, and from the beginning his main objective has been to make high-quality creations that will last and be transmitted to future generations. The Italian village of Solomeo is home to the company’s headquarters and has always been its beating heart: its natural and artistic beauties, together with the culture and rich traditions of the land, inspire the brand’s ongoing aesthetic pursuit of elegance. The company has its roots in the history and legacy of great Italian craftsmanship, as well as in modern design, combining the best quality raw materials, creativity and know-how.
Over time, the brand has developed a personal vision of total looks, which is reflected in the exclusive ready-to-wear collections for Women, Men and Children, as well as in the line of lifestyle accessories, which embody a sophisticated concept of contemporary elegance. The brand is distributed internationally through single-brand boutiques in the main capitals and cities of the world and in the most exclusive resorts, with a significant presence in select multi-brands and department stores.
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