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UNDERFASHION CLUB: 12th Annual Student Design Contest

As promised, here’s more about the 2015 FEMMY Gala’s Annual Student Design Contest!


The annual Femmy Gala honors leading intimate apparel industry retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, innovators and individuals recognized for outstanding lifetime achievement, and raises funds in support of its mission, “Education today for a better industry tomorrow.” The 2015 Gala, hosted by actress/producer Vivica A. Fox was held at Cipriani 42nd Street on February 3rd, and featured the organization’s 12th Annual Student Design Contest whose winners, chosen that night, received cash awards.

“The FEMMY Awards are an essential part of our ongoing efforts to raise funds to promote education, innovation & growth within the Intimate Apparel Industry.”
– Victor H. Vega, President of The Underfashion Club.


The theme of the 12th Annual Student Design Contest for FIT students was titled “Best of Broadway”, with inspiration from Cabaret, Chicago, Motown or Lady Day.


And the winners are…

1st Prize: Samantha Burns
“Delectable Deco” inspired by Chicago
Awarded $5,000.00, an all expenses paid round-trip to Paris Mode City in July 2015, and a year’s membership in the Underfashion Club.


2nd Prize: Jezebel Torres
“Five Nights At Cicero” inspired by Chicago
Awarded $4,000.00 and a year’s membership in the Underfashion Club


3rd Prize: Consuelo Garcia
“Breathless” inspired by Lady Day
Awarded $3,000.00 and a year’s membership in the Underfashion Club


Finalists each received $1,000.00 and a year’s membership in the Underfashion Club: Hilary Marie Baxter, Stephanie Reitmann, Schwarz Kate Tobin


View our photos of the 2015 FEMMY Gala on Facebook!

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See what inspired the student designers with our interviews on YouTube!



By Camille Block

FullSizeRender-(5)A little taste of more to come:

It was a frigid night on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 but inside CIPRIANI, New York City, the UNDERFASHION CLUB’S FEMMY GALA sizzled!

Vivica Fox, host of the 2015 Femmy galaHosted by Vivica A. Fox, well known film and TV star, she added a capital “G” for glamour to the lingerie industry’s premiere event.

Once Victor Vega, President of the UNDERFASHION CLUB introduced Ms. Fox, the event was well under way with honoring, Dana-Co. LLC, Macy’s Merchandising Group, 3-D Intimate Apparel Ltd. and Kristin Kramer of Victoria’s Secret.
FIT scholarship winner at the Femmy Gala
Especially significant to the evening’s event was the UNDERFASHION CLUB’S 12th annual student design contest.  The first place winner was
Samantha Burns whose “Delectable Deco” design inspired by the Broadway show “Chicago” won $5,000 and an all expenses paid trip to Paris
to attend the intimates show this summer.
Tables at the 2015 femmy gala
Adding to the awards was the exciting ambiance of the dance floor, the exquisite centerpieces…..lanterns and cherry blossoms, and of course the food.
But who had time to eat?  Everyone was connecting…either on the dance floor or off.
Desserts from the 2015 femmy gala
Stay tuned for an expanded review with lots of pictures!