The Accessories Council AIC Program is a brand mentorship program designed to empower emerging talent in accessories innovation. The mission is to help participating brands amplify their business over a period of five months. Finalists will benefit from the Accessories Council’s network of industry leaders, mentorship based knowledge, educational seminars, networking opportunities, experience and exposure.

The Accessories Innovation Committee (AIC) is made up of a collective group of influential brands, creative leaders and designers who are shaping tomorrow’s accessory community. All AIC applicants will be carefully reviewed and selected by the Accessories Innovation Committee.


Jay Lakhani, Founder and Designer of Deepa Gurnani

Committee Members

Florence Shin, Co-Founder of Covry Sunwear

Charlie Roberts, Product Director at Echo Design

Carrie Sporer, Fashion and lifestyle Consultant at CS Consulting

Freida Rothman, Creative Director of Freida Rothman

Kimberly Lai, Founder and Designer of JAUNT

Heather Hubbard, CEO and Founder of MR.

Jonathan Meizler, Founder and Creative Director of Title of Work

Kate Falchi, Founder and Designer of Lovard

For more information on the AIC Program email jay@deepagurnani.com