Hamish Bowles And Olivia Palermo To Be Honored At ACE Awards
Attention, accoutrement fanatics: on November 4th, the Accessories Council will host its 17th annual Accessories Council Excellence awards at Cipriani on 42nd Street. Who’s being honored this year? Rag & Bone will nab the breakthrough award; Nordstrom gets top billing in the omni-channel retailer category; Charming Charlie scores as specialty retailer; Warby Parker will win for retail innovation; Olivia Palermo scored in the distinguished style category; Hamish Bowles will get the Mary Lou Luther journalism award; and Frye, the bootmaking company celebrating its 150th birthday this year, will win the first-ever legacy award. Who else? A full date won’t be disclosed until just before the event, so stay tuned. Last year honorees included Theodora & Callum, Vince Camuto, Calvin Klein Collection, and former Essence EIC Constance White, to name a few. The Swarovski-sponsored event was originally founded in 1997 to honor major influencers in the accessories industry. Honorees are nominated and voted upon by accessory industry members, retailers, the Accessories Council Board of Directors and the fashion press. Congrats to those announced! Now, we’re busy wondering] what accessories Mr. Bowles and Ms. Palermo will don?