Brandon Maxwell feels ‘unworthy’ after landing top fashion award

Brandon Maxwell has confessed he feels “unworthy” after landing a top fashion award.The 34-year-old is one of several American designers – including Rick Owens, Donna Karan, and Ralph Rucci – to be celebrated at Fashion Group International’s Night of S…

Brandon Maxwell has confessed he feels “unworthy” after landing a top fashion award.

The 34-year-old is one of several American designers – including Rick Owens, Donna Karan, and Ralph Rucci – to be celebrated at Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars in October. Following the announcement, Maxwell took to Instagram to share his disbelief at being honoured with the Fashion Star award, and candidly opened up about suffering from anxiety ahead of the star-studded gala. 

“Wow! I’m so honoured to be included, especially amongst such a revered group of designers I deeply respect,” he wrote. “I certainly feel unworthy and will most likely want to hide under the table when this night comes, but The Fashion Group International and it’s local chapters have always been incredibly supportive of me and my team from day one, and I’m truly thrilled, grateful, and appreciative that they thought of us.”

Maxwell touched on the journey he and his team have been on since winning the Fashion Group International Rising Star award back in 2016. 

“In the three years since life that day, I’ve experienced as many terrifying moments as I have beautiful ones, and it’s moments like these that leave me with nothing but a deep sense of gratitude for every little mountain we’ve had to climb and an eternal respect and admiration for all the people along the way who have helped us to stay on the path,” the designer gushed. 

Other winners include fashion icon Owens, who will be bestowed with the night’s highest honour, the Superstar award, while Rucci has landed the Fashion Legend gong, which he said was “one of the biggest honours of my life”.

DKNY founder Karan is to be feted for her charity work in Haiti with the Humanitarian Award, and the Trailblazer Award will be given to supermodel Iman.

The Night of Stars will be held in New York on 24 October.

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