The mission of the Delaware Today Fashion Awards is to recognize and celebrate the talented people who have made contributions to the fashion industry in Delaware and its surrounding areas. With categories ranging from makeup artist to photographer, and boutique to best-dressed Delawarean, the Delaware Today Fashion Awards will identify a wide range of fashion professionals, from promising new talents to established forerunners who have influenced fashion in the community. Delaware Today has proudly partnered with the leaders of the University of Delaware Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies to serve on our judging panel. All winners will be revealed live at the event!

Boutique of the Year A boutique is defined as a small retail store that specializes in the sale of clothing for men or women, and is based in Delaware. Online-only boutiques do not qualify for this category. Cocktail/Evening Wear Retailer of the Year The retailer specializes in high fashion/haute couture or gala garments for women.
Accessories of the Year Accessories may be sold by an individual or at a boutique, and can be designed or created for men or women for use in photography shoots, runway shows, or sold to the general public. Fashion Consignment Store of the Year This retailer specializes in fashionable designer apparel at discounted prices.
Jeweler of the Year The jeweler can sell designs made from other manufacturers, or design its own jewelry. Photographer of the Year This Delaware-based photographer specializes in fashion, bridal or related photography.
Hair Stylist of the Year
Everyday Style
An individual who specializes in everyday hairstyles
Best Dressed Delaware Man This male Delaware resident must be over 18 years of age. He must also be illustrative of great business-casual or formal style. Proof of residency is required.
Hair Stylist of the Year
Formal Style
An individual who specializes in updos or hairstyles for formal events, or hairstyles for runway/fashion shows.
Best Dressed Delaware Woman This female Delaware resident must be over 18 years of age. She must also be illustrative of great business-casual or evening style. Proof of residency is required.
Make-Up Artist of the Year An everyday style or high fashion style artist who specializes in bridal makeup, catalog-style makeup or evening/formal makeup.