This is so exciting! The inaugural World Fashion Awards were celebrated a couple months ago and the recipient for the Fashion Designer of the Year was awarded to Amanda Laird Cherry of Charlotte! Cherry is originally from South Africa but has been living here in Charlotte for years now. Not only are we proud to announce her victory but that she also beat out world renown designer Victoria Beckham for the honor.
Maybe you have heard of her designs. If you remember her and co-founder Lisa Thompson had a store front in South Park Mall for a while. Ivy Citizens was located next to Neiman Marcus and boasted a subsidiary of The Suffolk Punch, a brewery/coffee bar along with her designs inside.
The brand used tencel fabric (a renewable raw wood material, created by photosynthesis) throughout her line. Their goal is to create timeless pieces that people can wear for years to come.
Although they have since transitioned to college bookstores, you can also shop the looks on there website and read more about the designer here!
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Our hearts are so full and so proud of our Co-Founder and Lead Designer, Amanda Laird Cherry, who this evening won the Fashion Designer of the Year Award at the @worldfashionawards ✨. . . With over 30 years in the fashion industry, there is no one more deserving of this honor. We are so proud of you Amanda! #worldfashionawards