“Euphoria” and “The Last of Us” star Storm Reid is undoubtedly one of Gen Z’s ultimate trendsetters.
Her noteworthy red-carpet moments and longtime relationship with New Balance made her the right fit for FN’s Style Influencer of the Year honor. Reid will take home the honor at the 2023 FN Achievement Awards on Nov. 29 in New York.
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The actress, who was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the HBO series “The Last of Us,” has been a New Balance brand ambassador since October 2021 and has starred in numerous campaigns for the athletic brand.
In August, the “The Nun II” star and New Balance took their relationship to the next level with the launch of Reid’s first signature sneaker with the brand, the New Balance x Storm Reid CT302.
Reid, who is an avid sneaker fan, told FN in an exclusive interview in July that the process of creating her first shoe with New Balance was “surreal” as she feels “blessed” to be a part of the company’s family.
“I’ve always loved sneakers,” Reid admitted. “Actually, my ultimate dream was to design my own sneaker one day. But I had no idea this would happen so soon. I thought this would come later down the line. But I’m very grateful and excited about this opportunity.”
Aside from her New Balance tie-up, the rising Hollywood star has also collaborated on collections with other stars like basketball player Stephen Curry and brands like PacSun.
Reid, who often works with stylist Jason Bolden, is known for her unique fashion sense. She’s often seen gracing red carpets in statement-making looks from designers like Jonathan Simkhai, Prada, Moschino, Paris Georgia and Acne Studios with shoes from Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Schutz and Coach.
With this award, Reid joins a roster of major style stars. Previous FN Style Influencer of the Year award winners include Cardi B, Law Roach, Hailey Bieber, J Balvin and Alexa Chung.
Reid also joins other 2023 FNAA honorees, including Icon Award honoree Jessica Simpson; Sam and Libby Edelman for the Lifetime Achievement Award; Skechers USA Inc. co-founder and president Michael Greenberg as Person of the Year; Roger Vivier’s Gherardo Felloni as Designer of the Year; Shoe of the Year, the Adidas Samba; and Kith as Retailer of the Year.
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