Annually, since 1997, the Accessories Council hosts the ACE (Accessories Council Excellence) Awards. The event honors and celebrates individuals and companies who have made distinguishable contributions to the accessories industry. Honorees include designers, retailers, journalists, celebrities and emerging companies.(above: AIC members)
In 2017, the Accessories Council saw the obligation to nurture new talent entering the industry. AIC soon followed, headed by Jay Lakhani. AIC (Accessories Innovation Committee) is a collective group of young brands and designers who have made an impact in today’s accessories markets. They are committed to supporting tomorrow’s innovators in the new age of retail by sharing their experience, network and resources. They believe in a “brands for brands” mentality that benefit not only each other, but the future of the accessories industry.
(above: Deepa Gurnani team at ACE Awards)
The Accessories Council (along with the Accessories Innovation Committee) continues to provide a needed service for growth and innovation. It's a success-focused organization committed to developing its members. Deepa Gurnani is proud to be associated with the Council and its mission.