Sportswear International is pleased to announce the first-round nominees for the 2007 Sportswear International Fashion Awards (SIFAs). Selected by the magazine’s editors, these first-round nominees in six categories are as follows:

Most impressive, saleable, exciting and fashionable collection that is not primarily jeans-based.

10 Feet (The Netherlands), Annhagen (Denmark), Bruuns Bazaar (Denmark), Corpus (USA), DryKorn (Germany), Firetrap (UK), Freesoul (Italy), Henrik Vibskov (Denmark), Material Boy (Australia), Mike & Chris (USA), Nicholas K (USA), Orthodox (USA), Paul & Joe (France) Petar Petrov (Austria), Ra-Re (Italy), Rodebjer (Sweden), Rogan (USA), Scotch & Soda (The Netherlands) and We are Replay (Italy).

Most impressive utilization of denim as the primary base fabric in a collection.

Black Ring (Italy), Bread Denim (USA), Dondup (Italy), Dr Denim Jeansmakers (Sweden), G-Star (The Netherlands), Goldsign (USA), Habitual (USA), Iron Army (USA), J Brand (USA), Lee Authentics (USA), LTB (Turkey), McQ (UK), Mustang (Germany), Nobody (Australia), Nudie Jeans (Sweden), Pace (Sweden), Pepe Jeans London’s 73 line (Spain) and Robin’s Jeans (USA)

Strongest interpretation of athletic/casual or street style in a collection.

Bjørkvin (Denmark), Blauer (USA), Boxfresh (UK), Converse by John Varvatos (USA), Federation (New Zealand) Franklin & Marshall (Italy), Freddy the Club (Italy), Gsus Industries (The Netherlands), K-Swiss (USA), Roxy (USA), Rvca (USA), Skunkfunk (Spain), Stüssy (USA), Triple Five Soul (USA), Umbro by Kim Jones (UK), WESC (Sweden), Wood Wood (Denmark) and Y-3 by Adidas (Japan/Germany).

Most impressive collection and demonstration of emerging trends in sneakers.

Alexander McQueen by Puma (UK/Germany), Converse (USA), Creative Recreation (USA), D.A.T.E. (Italy), Feit (USA), Keds (USA), Le Coq Sportif (France) Onitsuka Tiger (Japan), Schmoove (France), Swear/Fred Perry by Swear (UK) and Vans (USA).

Most impressive collection and demonstration of emerging trends in non-sneaker footwear.

Baby Phat (USA), Diesel (Italy), Energie (Italy), Feud (UK), Firetrap (UK), Fly London (Portugal), J Shoes (UK), Lacoste (France) Melissa (Brazil), Miss Sixty/Sixty Men’s (Italy), MOMA (Italy), NDC (Belgium), O.X.S (Italy), Rocket Dog (USA), Shoe’shi Bar (Denmark), True Religion (USA), U Roads (Italy) and United Nude (China).

Most impressive, saleable and exciting sportswear collection less than two years old.

24/7-Suites by Livio Graziottin (Italy), Affliction (USA), Airbag Craftworks (Germany), B.Son (USA), Carin Wester (Sweden), Eluise (Denmark), Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair (Sweden), Lord Richards (France), Produkt Homme (Denmark), Pudel (Sweden/England), Robert Geller (USA), Samantha Pleet (USA), Smooth Company (USA), Whiteout (Norway), Wonhundred (Denmark).

For the second year in a row, Sportswear International’s readers will again help narrow these lists down to five finalists in each category by visiting ( and casting their ballots. The online polling station will be open until June 15.

The final list of SIFA nominees will be announced in Sportswear’s July/August issue (#214), out in July. The six SIFA winners will be determined by a panel of prestigious international retailers and announced and featured in a special fashion spread in Sportswear International issue #215, which will be available late August.