The Underfashion Club presented "Real Steps Towards Sustainability in the Intimates Industry." Moderated by Kimmay Caldwell from Hurray Media, LLC, the panel consisted of Tricia Carey, Lenzing; Kristen Classi-Zummo, The NPD Group; Larissa King, Hanky Panky; and Kaneema Gumbs, Head of Design Harper Wilde, Inc. It's a riveting and surprising discussion on the current trends in sustainability and responsibility in the intimates industry.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the 62nd FEMMY celebration at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on February 4th, 2020! The FEMMY Awards Gala has been recognizing leadership in the Intimate Apparel industry since 1963 and is the primary fundraising vehicle that enables The Underfashion Club to fulfill its charitable mission of “education today for a better industry tomorrow.” Congratulations to this year's honorees and to the student design contest finalists from the Fashion Institute of Technology Student for creating beautiful garments that have us all excited for the future of intimates!
The 17th Annual Student Design Contest featured works by Fashion Institute of Technology students from the Fashion Design Program. The contest theme was "Modern Intimate Movement - Design for evolving lifestyles, technology and retail." Congratulations to the winners and thank you all for participating!
Transformative artist to grace the 62nd annual event on February 4th, 2020 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City!
The Underfashion Club, Inc.is thrilled to announce that Nona Hendryx, famed singer songwriter, producer and founding member of R&B group LaBelle will host the 2020 FEMMY Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020! Nona Hendryx is well known for her socially conscious songs, activism and devoted work in support of the education of young women of color. read more
Industry friends and colleagues left a bit of the holiday stress behind for a few hours of fun at the Underfashion Club’s Holiday Party on December 3rd at The Harvard Club of New York. The festive venue provided musical entertainment, photo booth, an open bar and delicious food. read more
Our Bourbon Tasting Networking Event was held the evening of Wednesday, November 13.
Members were encouraged to bring a new member for FREE access. For two hours the premium bar was open and tasty appetizers flowed through the night. read more
Philip Fimmano, Partner and Director at TREND UNION, a leader in compiling trends from around the world since 1986, spoke to our crowd from the Underfashion Club at the Harvard Club of New York about “The Impact of Socio-Cultural Changes on Fashion 2020-2021.” Socio-cultural trends have had an impact on all aspects of fashion, from sustainability to color trends, fabrics/materials and accessories.
The overarching theme of this educational event was the idea of brown as a color and a metaphor for society getting closer to the earth and the diversity of people. Philip linked the color to the way we will be living in the future. Brown is more in-tune with the current period after 30 years of black, transforming any item into something luxurious, modern, and less aggressive. The consumer wants to be different, focused on ecology, and casual. Browns and neutrals soften the edges on the body when worn. read more
The Underfashion Club held a members get-together on Thursday, May 9th at Slattery’s Midtown Pub featuring “Weaving a Career Path,” a presentation by Whitney Crutchfield. She shared the story of her career and journey towards creating her own business, We Gather, an educational textile studio! We Gather “shares the magic of textiles” in three ways: Hands-on workshops (weaving, dying, stitching), DIY kits that bring the textile learning to you, and commission art and public installations.
Whitney’s professional history has connections to the intimates industry. She’s always had a passion for textiles, beginning as a kid sewing quilts and Barbie™ clothes. Her father was a small business owner in golf and her mother was a teacher; both had some influence on her work today. Whitney learned how to weave and dye at the Art University of Michigan as an undergrad, then moved on to get an MFA with a concentration in textile studio art at Colorado State University. Her focus was on screen printing and repeat designs. read more
The Consumer Evolution seminar was given by Todd Mick, Executive Director of Apparel and Kristen Classi-Zummo, Apparel Market Analysis Director of The NPD Group; an authority on market size and trends in over 20 different industries. They shared information regarding consumer trends in the intimate apparel industry with The Underfashion Club at The Harvard Club of New York.
Todd Mick discussed the evolving consumer using 3 key themes: read more
The Underfashion Club met on March 12th at the Harvard Club of New York to learn about Consumer Evolution with The NPD Group; an authority on market size and trends in over 20 different industries. Presenters Todd Mick, Executive Director of Apparel and Kristen Classi-Zummo, Apparel Market Analysis Director shared their knowledge and data regarding consumer trends in the intimate apparel industry.
Kristen Classi-Zummo described today’s changing consumer using key themes: read more
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