FIT GETS INDUCTED: The Accessories Council is going back to school for its 2015 Hall of Fame Awards. This year, the annual event will honor the Fashion Institute of Technology’s accessories and jewelry design programs. The awards ceremony will take place April 20 in New York City, with council president Karen Giberson, Swarovski’s creative director Nathalie Colin, and FIT president Joyce Brown speaking. The council began hosting the event in 2007 to recognize the accomplishments and careers of industry leaders, as well as provide a networking event for industry members. Previous winners include Ruth Finley, Mary Belle, president of licensing for the Jones Group, and Dorothy Roberts, chairman of the Echo Design Group.

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