It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share the news of Carlos Falchi’s passing. Carlos was a long time board member and a beloved friend of the Accessories Council.
A legend in the accessories industry, the Brazilian-born, New York based designer began his career in the late sixties in Greenwich Village. Carlos was renowned for his luxury patchwork designs in various exotic skins; his unique handbags were all hand-sewn in New York City. In 2004, the Accessories Council awarded Carlos with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Carlos’ exquisite work and achievements have left a mark on the industry that will surely not be forgotten.
We are delighted that Carlos’ legacy and company will continue, led by his daughter, designer Kate Falchi.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Carlos’ wife Missy and daughters, Juliet and Katie.
Below are some of our favorite moments with Carlos: