Sportswear International is proud to announce the winners of the seventh annual Sportswear International Fashion Awards (SIFAs). Potential nominees in this year’s competition were posted on our website and readers were invited to submit nominations for their favorite brands in six categories. Nominees were then presented to our Judges’ Panel, a prestigious group of retail owners and buyers who represent the full spectrum of the youth market in Europe, North America and Australasia. Two additional Editor’s Choice award categories were added and voted on by Sportswear International’s editorial staff. This year’s winners are as follows:

Best Fashion Collection – Nicholas K

Best Footwear – Diesel

Best Denim – G-Star

Best Sneakers – Alexander McQueen for Puma

Best Sport & Street – Y-3 by Adidas

Best Newcomer Brand – B.Son by Rebecca Beeson

Editor’s Choice Retail Award – Opening Ceremony, New York City/Los Angeles

Editor’s Choice Special Award – C.P. Company

Congratulations to all eight winners on their outstanding achievement and contributions to the fashion industry. A special photo shoot featuring them appears in the current issue of Sportswear International, #215 (Sept/Oct 2007), which goes on sale today.