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AAFA to Honor BBC International at 2016 Image Awards

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) will honor footwear giant BBC International LLC with Company of the Year honors at the 38th Annual American Image Awards on May 24 in New York City.

BBC International LLC is a leading full-service footwear company specializing in sourcing, design and technology within global footwear market. The company’s brand portfolio includes Charles Jourdan, Robert Wayne and the children’s extensions of Cole Haan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Teva and more. The Company of the Year award will be accepted by Robert (Bobby) Campbell, BBC International chairman and founding member.

Other honorees include menswear designer Joseph Abboud, designer Christian Siriano and Shinola Detroit. Fashion icon and businesswoman Iris Apfel, the subject of the 2014 documentary Iris, will be honored with AAFA’s Fashion Maverick award.

The AAFA American Image Awards honors individuals and companies who have exemplified leadership and achievements in footwear and apparel. In a release, AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein said, “This year’s honorees epitomize the best of the industry from design through creativity, to business and marketing achievements. We’re so proud to recognize their successful contributions.”

For the second consecutive year, the awards will benefit Mercy Ships, a global organization committed to providing the world’s impoverished with free basic healthcare and medical surgeries. Click here for ticket information.