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Thanks to a generous gift left behind by the foundation of Elaine Gold, a former board member and friend of the Accessories Council, we will be starting the Elaine Gold Launch Pad to help honor and continue Elaine’s legacy. This is a four year, accelerator program, in partnership with the CFDA.

The program is designed as a competition between designers & companies less than three years old. The winning company will receive funds to support their business and design endeavors.

The application process will commence again in Spring 2018.

2017 JUDGES
Brad Schmidt, Cadet Carly-Ann Fergus, XRC Labs Colette Malouf
Greg Armas, Assembly New York Jake Sargent, Soft Matter Ventures John Jones, Fjord, Accenture Karen Giberson, Accessories Council Keanan Duffty, Polimoda
Leila Larijani
Steven Kolb, CFDA

Lisa Smilor, CFDA Marshall Cheek, Tory Burch Rebecca Minkoff
Sara Kozlowski, CFDA

2017 FINALISTS
Alexis Isabel, Bode, Ffora, Genusee, Jahnkoy, & Khiry.