Accessories Council and WWDMAGIC

Accessories Council and WWDMAGIC

Monday, November 24 2014

The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit, national trade organization established in 1994. Their mission is to stimulate consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products. The Accessories Council serves the industry globally which generates over $50.8 billion dollars annually in the United States alone. In August 2012, WWDMAGIC and Accessories Council partnered for a USA made jewelry installation. Under the watchful and creative eye of President Karen Giberson, the Accessories Council presence continues to provide WWDMAGIC attendees with innovative and beautiful accessories brands.

WWDMAGIC attends the 2014 ACE Awards in New York 

The Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE Awards) were created in 1997 to pay homage to those individuals and groups that have made great strides in raising the awareness of the accessories industry. The purpose of the awards gala is to celebrate those who have had a positive impact on accessory consumption during the prior year. This year, WWDMAGIC provided a free exhibit space to the winner of the "Emerging Designer Competition", Fairchild Baldwin.

Below are the Top 5 moments we captured at the ACE Awards:


1) ACE Awards host and WWDMAGIC's 2014 guest fashion show director, Hal Rubenstein with Shinola team accepting their award--the workers who make product. We loved how passionate tand excited they were to be in NYC and at the ACE Awards.


2) The Alex & Ani charity story. Such a great success story & really making a difference for the charities



3) Kerry Washington and Naomi Campbell posing together--Both looked STUNNING! 



4) The return of Flo Rida who sang his new song G.D.F.R. 



5) The Accessories Council Board photo. This year was the 20th Anniversary, and everyone on the board received "AC" pins to celebrate.

The Accessories Council at WWDMAGIC

As part of our partnership, WWDMAGIC will host the Accessories Council at our Feburary 2015 show. Below is the complete list of participating brands.

Anne Touraine

Auburn Jewelry

Dagne Dover 

Ellen Hunter NYC

Girly Go Garter

Leigh Ann Barnes

Lost Wax Studio


Mary Lai


Accessories Council President Karen Giberson speaks at WWDMAGIC
This Feburary, Karen Giberson will answer the Top 8 Accessories questions retailers need answered. This exciting new seminar will touch on questions like:
  • What to do with scarves?
  • What are the jewelry box basics?
  • How do I create a pulled-together look for my customers?
  • What accessories does my customer need to keep her wardrobe up-to-date? 
Get your top 8 accessories questions answered this Feburary.

"Your Top 8 Accessories Questions...Finally Answered!"
Speaker: Karen Giberson, President, Accessories Council
When: Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Time: 1:00-2:00 PM  


Images provided by WWDMAGIC and the Accessories Council