THE ICON AWARD FOR SOCIAL IMPACT.

The Icon Award for Social Impact

IT’S GREAT TO BE KNOWN FOR YOUR SHOES, BUT IT’S BETTER TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR SOLE.

Each year, Footwear News recognizes the industry’s most outstanding designers, brands, companies and industry legends at the annual Footwear News Achievement Awards.

This year Kenneth and Donna Karan received this award for their Urban Zen and Gentle Souls collection, which was born from the two designers’ shared passion for Haiti.

Borne from a trip the two took to the country in January, the shoes are handmade in Haiti and promote the country’s rich artisan culture, empower their workforce by creating jobs, and help shine a light on a culture that deserves to be celebrated.

Learn more about the collaboration, and shop the award-winning collection to bring Haiti close to your sole.

Donna Karan and Kenneth Cole

Christie Brinkley presents award to Donna Karan and Kenneth Cole

“Kenneth and Donna made it their mission to create positive change in Haiti.”

Christie Brinkley, Award presenter