Josie Natori, founder and CEO of international fashion house Natori, was inducted into the Accessories Council Hall of Fame this week at the annual ACE (Accessories Council Excellence) Awards in Manhattan. The gala at the Cipriani Club feted Natori and other top designers and brands, including Kurt Geiger, Vera Bradley, Veronica Beard, and J Balvin.
In accepting her award, Natori said: "I am so honored by this incredible recognition of all we have done at Natori. My goal when I started 45 years ago was to dress women from the inside out, and I am having more fun than ever as we expand and grow our business."
Established in 1994, The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit international trade association, whose mission is to promote fashion accessory products. The 26th annual ACE Awards honored individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories. Past ACE Award honorees include: Alber Elbaz, Alexander Wang, Bergdorf Goodman, Betsey Johnson, Bulgari, Coach, Coco Rocha, Dakota Fanning, Debra Messing, Diane Von Furstenberg, Flo Rida, and Heidi Klum.
Natori, most known for lingerie, bras, underwear and sleepwear, has expanded to become a true East-meets-West lifestyle brand, now also featuring collections in clothing, shoes, home textiles, rugs, legwear, fine jewelry, men's loungewear, couture caftans, scrubs, dog apparel, children's and more. In addition to luxury labels Josie Natori and Natori, the brand has also developed aspirational labels N Natori and Josie by Natori.
The Natori Company is a family business, whose collections are sold through esteemed luxury retailers around the world including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and through its flagship website at www.natori.com. Natori is proud to remain independent, and also to own its own manufacturing facility in the Philippines, Josie Natori's native home.
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