by Stephen Garner
Andrew Egan,

The Accessories Council has announced the return of the annual ACE Awards on Tuesday, November 2nd at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The red carpet event and celebration marks the 25th anniversary of the awards ceremony.

After what has been an unprecedented year, the 2021 ACE Awards will honor the industry’s heroes, a first for the Accessories Council. Honoree categories include COVID-related heroes; diversity & inclusion; sustainability; and charity.

This year, the Accessories Council will be accepting nominations in all categories. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 14th.

Another first for the organization includes the launch of a special edition of Accessories Magazine that will be revealed at the awards ceremony in celebration of the event, allowing the Council to share inspiring stories about the honorees.

The ACE Awards were created in 1997 to pay homage to those who have made great strides in raising awareness of the accessories industry. Over the past 25 years, the Accessories Council has honored and recognized global brands and pioneers, positioning them at the forefront of the fashion industry. The ACE Awards are presented to designers, brands, retailers, celebrities, and media who have helped to enhance sales and promote accessories.

The ACE Awards will be held in accordance with CDC guidelines. For more information on tickets, tables, sponsorships, or the ACE Awards Journal ad, please contact the Accessories Council at 212.947.1135 or