The Accessories Council has announced that Vince Camuto is to be awarded the coveted and esteemed “Visionary” ACE Award.
The “Visionary” Award is presented annually and recognizes it honorees for their exceptional talent and contribution to the fashion and accessories industry.
As one of the original founders of Nine West, Mr. Camuto built a stable of powerhouse footwear and accessory brands. After Mr. Camuto sold Nine West in 1999, he started the Camuto Group where he continues his impressive and inspired career, with his attention to detail, vision for future trends, and his passion for providing the consumer with contemporary product emphasizing value, comfort and quality.
His namesake line, Vince Camuto, which was launched in 2009, has achieved amazing success and is expected to grow into almost 500 million in retail sales by the end of 2012.
In spring 2012, Vince Camuto launched VC Signature, a collection of accessible luxury in exquisite, classic shoes and handbags, further imprinting his mark on the accessory industry.
Vince Camuto began working in the footwear industry at age 17, where he built the foundation of his technical knowledge and his understanding of the importance of consumer interests and trends.
Today, Camuto Group is a leader in the design, development and distribution of women’s fashion footwear and accessories and is renowned for its ability to build highly successful women’s lifestyle brands on a global scale. The company operates over 20 free-standing retail and outlet stores in the United States and its products are sold in over 5400 doors worldwide.
Vince Camuto is honored to accept the “Visionary” ACE Award on November 5, 2012.