NEW YORK — The Accessories Council today revealed therecipients of the 2011 Accessories Council Excellence Awards, which willbe held here Nov. 7.
Founded in 1995 to celebrate both risingand established talent in the category, the honorees include RebeccaMinkoff, Philip Treacy, Temple St. Clair, Robert Marc, Haskell Jewels’Frank Fialkoff, Tourneau, HSN, Marie Claire magazine and Kate Betts incategories ranging from business visionary award to breakthrough awardto designer of the year. Additional awards may be revealed closer to theevent.
“As the industry and council have grown, so manyprestigious players have made an exciting mark on the accessory world —and we’ve been able to up the caliber and really expand ACE to includethe different categories, companies, brands, individuals and designersthat make our industry so exciting today,” Accessories Council PresidentKaren Giberson told WWD.
Giberson said categories vary year toyear because she likes to make sure they remain topical and relevant.She cites millinery in particular as a re-emerging accessories trend inrecent months — from the royal wedding to what consumers are wearing inthe street — which is why it makes sense that royal milliner PhilipTreacy will take home the award for designer of the year.
Priorto the awards — to be held at Cipriani 42nd Street — the AccessoriesCouncil is partnering with Lincoln and Union Square Agency for aFashion’s Night Out fete on Sept. 8, as well as gearing up for its firstsocial media initiative with a charity tie-in. The council will teamwith prominent bloggers and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
“These are two things we’ve never done before,” Giberson said. “We wantto do something online with bloggers to celebrate the companies thatgive back. So many of our brands have iconic products that are pink, anda portion of proceeds will go BCRF.”
The Winners Here, a list of the awards andtherecipients:
Mary Lou Luther Journalism Award: Kate Betts Business Visionary Award:Frank Fialkoff E-tailer: HSN Visionary Award: Robert Marc Magazine of the Year: Marie Claire Breakthrough Award: Rebecca Minkoff Hall of Fame: TempleSt. Clair Specialty Retailer: Tourneau Designer of the Year:Philip Treacy
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