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May 15, 2018

Epicenter of Fashion: NYC this June

Posted at 4:17 PM

As the buzz builds around the launch of [PRE] COTERIE this June 10-12, the industry will kick-off the pre-collections season with an array of fashion events in New York.

The season will draw the fashion community's key players and decision makers, with highly anticipated events like the CFDA awards leading up to the June women's market. Following the announcement of UBM Fashion's partnership with the CFDA, [PRE] Coterie will dedicate resources towards launching new and emerging apparel and accessory brands into the retail sector.

Long-standing partnerships with special organizations and institutions like The Accessories Council, the Independent Handbag Awards and the Fashion Institute of Technology will receive special sponsorships from [PRE] COTERIE during their annual galas this June.


The 22nd Annual ACE Awards 

The Accessories Council, a non-profit international trade association, is represented internationally by the world’s leading brands, designers, publications, retailers and associated providers in the accessories, eyewear and footwear industries. Its members and affiliates aim to stimulate consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products.

This year, The Accessories Council has moved up the date for the 22nd annual ACE Awards at the Cipriani New York to align with the launch of [PRE] COTERIE, and will host the gala on Monday, June 11th.

Past award recipients and guests have included A-list designers and celebrities like Alexander Wang, Diane Von Furstenberg, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Nicholas Ghesquire,  Philip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Sarah Jessica Parker and more.

Ace Awards

The 2018 ACE Award honorees 

American Heritage Award – Brooks Brothers

Breakthrough Award – All birds

Business Excellence Award – The Jewelry Group

Business Leadership Award – Andrew Rosen of Theory

Hall of Fame Award – Sam & Libby Edelman

Legacy Award – Longchamp

Retail Influencer Award – KITH

Retail Innovation Award – Westfield Corp

Specialty Retailer Award – STORY, accepted by Founder, Rachel Shechtman


The Independent Handbag Awards 

Onwards in June, UBM Fashion will award “The UBM Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design” award at the 2018 Independent Handbag Designer Awards ceremony. The winner will have the opportunity to exhibit in the July installation of PROJECT WOMENS and AccessoriesTheShow, as well as receive a mentorship with Hilldun and a brand consultancy with the Accessory Think Tank.


The 2018 FIT Gala 

The 2018 FIT Gala will be held on Thursday, June 14 at the Cipriani New York.  [PRE] COTERIE will return as a benefactor for the event, raising funds towards special scholarship grants and resources for students. Special honorees for the night will include FIT Alumni Jane Hertmark Hundis, Group President for The Estée Lauder Companies, as well as Ivan Bart, President of IMG Models and J. Michael Stanley, Managing Director at Rosenthal & Rosenthal. 

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