MONTEREY PARK, Calif. -- Fore!! Axel & Hudson - maker of stylish, sharp, golf-inspired, eco-friendly children's clothing - announces its PGA Authentic Junior line of boys and girls clothing has received a 2013 Earnie Award for Best Licensed Apparel.
Presented by leading fashion trade magazine Earnshaw's, the Earnie Awards annually celebrate childrenswear design excellence. No stranger to these honors, Fore!! Axel & Hudson was named Best New Company in 2011 and nominated this year for Best Boys Collection. Its newly-launched sister line - Fore'N'Birdie - was also nominated as Best Girls Collection.
"I was completely blown away to be nominated in three categories and truly cherish this victory for PGA Authentic Junior," says Paul Nguyen, Fore!! Axel & Hudson Co-Owner and Creative Director. "It's a testament to the amazing relationships we've built with retailers and their customers and I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us!"
Launched for Spring 2013 for the off-course market, PGA Authentic Junior is an official partnership with the PGA of America. It includes a range of classic and fashion-forward apparel, accessories and headwear for boys and girls. Capturing Fore!! Axel and Hudson's Southern California roots and the PGA's pride and passion for the game, the designs feature eye-catching details and luxurious, eco-friendly fabrics. Retailing from $34 to $101, items are available in sizes 2T through 12.
As the only comprehensive awards program for manufacturers in the industry, the Earnie Awards denote children's retailers' seal of approval. All winners will be presented with a trophy and a cast of adorable kids to model the front-running looks during the annual runway show at the Earnie Awards Ceremony, taking place at the Javits Center on Monday, October 7.
About Foresome Inc.
Foresome Inc. is parent company of the Fore!! Axel & Hudson, Fore'N'Birdie and PGA Authentic Junior by Fore!! Axel & Hudson brands. It is co-owned by designer and avid golfer Paul Nguyen, along with his business partner, Elisa Hera.
Nguyen has been designing clothing and accessories for more than 14 years, including eight creating sophisticated children's apparel for the likes of Lucky Brand Jeans, Babystyle and Baby Nay. Inspired by the birth of his two children - Isabella and Hudson - he launched Fore!! Axel & Hudson in 2009 with the goal of combining classic golf looks with hip, modern kid's style. Axel is the middle name of Tiger Woods' son Charlie, with whom Paul hopes his son Hudson will one day hit the links.
An instant success with merchandisers and consumers, Fore!! Axel & Hudson won the 2011 Red Tricycle "Awesome Duds for Little Dudes" honor, in addition to Earnshaw's Magazine Earnie Award for Best Licensed Apparel in 2013 and Best New Company in 2011. People, US Weekly, In Touch and other leading titles have pictured the children of Tom Brady/Gisele Bündchen, Sandra Bullock, Rachel Zoe, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Ashley Simpson wearing the line.
Launched in Spring 2013, PGA Authentic Junior by Fore!! Axel & Hudson is a boys and girls collection for the off-course market developed in partnership with the PGA of America. Debuting simultaneously, Fore'N'Birdie is cool, fashion-driven and expressly for girls.