New York– The industry gathered at the The 25th Annual Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball on May 7 and it was FABB-ulous! Not only did the industry turn out in droves, wearing their best accessories of course, but Accessories magazine also honored its 2014 Merchants Hall of Fame inductees. To read about the Merchants Hall of Fame inductees, click here.
Accessories also announced the winners of the first-ever ICE Crystal Jewelry Awards, a jewelry design competition where FIT students were paired with industry mentors, sponsored by Preciosa. Each of the 6 finalists had their jewelry collection on display at the event.
A special honor was awarded to Reenie Brown, who founded the Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball and who was previously Publications Director of Accessories magazine and vice president of Business Journals. Brown was editor/publisher of Accessories for 25 years. FABB has since become the largest charity event in the accessories industry, raising more than $10 million for charities.
Other honorees who received the FABB Achievement Award were Belk Stores and Steve Russo of FABNY.
Scroll through the gallery below to see the industry at its finest. To see more party pictures, search the hashtag #fabblive25 on Twitter and Instagram!