MAFI Award Winner Named at FBI’s All Aboard Runway Show


Rails founder Jeff Abrams (pictured center) with models wearing the latest Rails collection on the runway at FBI’s All Aboard Runway Show, where Abrams received the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator Award.

The winner of the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator Award (MAFI) was announced at the sixth-annual Fashion Business Inc. All Aboard Runway Show at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Rails, the global lifestyle brand launched by Jeff Abrams in 2008, received the top award presented by accounting firm Moss Adams, a sponsor of the annual event.

Rails got its start with one hat style and has grown to a complete women’s collection that includes denim, jersey and sweater knits and new shirting fabrications. The company launched a children's division, Little Rails, last year and added a new men’s shirting collection. The brand is carried by 1,000 retail doors around the world, including Intermix,Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges, Liberty, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Isetan Mitsukoshi, Rosebud, Beams and Magasin du Nord.

In addition to the presentation of the MAFI award, the evening included a runway show featuring Godz and Goddezzes; Alexis Monsanto; Adam Mar; Angelino; Stellan & Wylde; Komo-VA and Punchline Apparel.

Hosted by David Ono, co-anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News, the event benefits FBI. Now celebrating its 17th year, the nonprofit organization helps emerging designers and provides retraining for industry professionals