Monthly Archives: April 2016


On April 20, 2016 the abundance of talent that was represented by the FIT students was truly extraordinary.  Several of the SAIG committee members from the UNDERFASHION CLUB observed with delight the garments designed by the BFA Intimate Apparel students.  These garments, as well as eveningwear, sportswear, knits and children’s wear were on display in the John E. Reeves Great Hall at FIT as a preview to the FUTURE OF FASHION….the fashion show the graduating seniors will present on May 5th.  

These BFA students will be graduating in May and kudos to Professor Alexandra Armillas and her students!  We were thrilled to be invited to the preview and wondered how many of the 23 Intimate Apparel garments represented here would be in the fashion show…….we vote for all of them!

Here is a peek of the garments we saw……..


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I spoke with one of the students that had two garments in the exhibit…Samantha Simione is from New Jersey and will graduate with a BFA in Fashion Design in May.  She loves the fact that lingerie is so detail oriented….in fact her bustier incorporated 15 yards of trim.  Samantha has benefited from UFC’s internship program and looks forward to continuing on her intimates path!  Congratulations Samantha!

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Clelia Parisi, Walter Costello (UFC Board Members) with Eileen Karp – Chair, Fashion Design Dept. at FIT



In keeping with the UNDERFASHION CLUB’S credo “Education today for a better industry tomorrow”, the Club’s SAIG committee met on the evening of April 21, 2016 at the FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY to interview 19 very talented Intimate Apparel designers.  It was a long evening but totally worth all the effort put into the night’s special scholarship interviews.  And just to be clear, both design and production students were vying for a scholarship.  The committee members were taken with the talent these students exhibited….the portfolios, sketches and garments presented were amazing.  The scholarships that the club awards to these deserving students will help them immensely with their school expenses and tuition.

It was a pleasure to be a part of this significant evening!  Be sure to check back with us to learn more about our scholarship program.




Sketch Night Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined the Underfashion Club for “Sketch Night” on April 13th, 2016 with Bil Donovan, the artist-in-residence for Christian Dior Beauty! We hope you enjoyed experiencing figure drawing with a practiced professional in the industry.



Bil gave a comprehensive breakdown of how to create stylistic figure drawings with simple, deliberate brush strokes. He urged artists to simplify each figure and pose into straight and curved lines with a series of exercises. Beginning with contour drawings and slowly introduced additional details, participants transformed these complex images into defined pieces of art. Lingerie models Pearl and Dhana were fantastic references, holding a variety of poses for practicing artistic techniques.



Our guests created beautiful pieces of work and were an absolute pleasure to work with! Thank you for showing an interest in the arts and joining us for dinner and cocktails in the Society of Illustrators. We hope to see you all again at our next event, the “Modern Allure” Parsons School of Design Scholarship Contest on May 17th, 2016.

Check out our photo album of “Sketch Night” on Facebook:
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We also caught the illustration lesson on video for anyone who missed it!