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Harvard Alumni for Fashion, Luxury, and Retail started our award program to recognize both established and emerging leaders in the movements for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice within the FL&R industries.


FLAIR Award: Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh was the most powerful Black executive in the fashion, luxury, and retail spaces, but he used his power to lift up young voices and bring marginalized cultures into the mainstream

Fashion Award: Jérôme Lamaar

Jerome Lamaar is a polymath that has pushed the boundaries of fashion to visualize and materialize an inclusive future. He uses his platform to help others, and we love his idea that "gratitude is glamorous"

Luxury Award: Jason Wu

Jason Wu uses fashion and luxury as a medium to advocate for representation and size inclusivity. He is also one of the most visible advocates against AAPI violence

Retail Award: DRESSX

DRESSX is democratizing fashion in a sustainable way and fundamentally altering how retail works by giving more people access to expressive fashion through the Metaverse

Education Award: Open EDU by Slow Factory

Slow Factory is the education that Harvard itself is missing. They teach you about power structures and your own power to change them


FLAIR Award: Fashion Girls for Humanity

Julie Gilhart | Tomoko Ogura | Miki Higasa | Kikka Hanazawa

Jenny Jao | Andrew Jacobs | Mari Fujiuchi | Kendall Nash

Harvard FL&R awarded Fashion Girls for Humanity the first-ever FLAIR Award for 2021 for its leadership in helping frontline workers and vulnerable communities around the world create their own PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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