On October 13th, 2016 The Underfashion Club welcomed its newest members with a trip to Maribelle New York for the Ultimate Chocolate Tasting Experience, where we networked and tasted delicious chocolate samples from around the world!
We’d like to thank our new members for joining us and some of our longtime friends for keeping the mission alive by inviting new faces to the club. It’s empowering to see your fresh enthusiasm for the future of the intimate apparel industry. With your support, we’ll continue to realize our motto:
“Education today for a better industry tomorrow.”
Thanks to Christine Alles, Tristine Berry, Amy Bittner, Karen Bromley, Gay Danna, R. Scott French, Laurence Jaillet, Linda Kestel, Helene Ly, Emily Park, Laura Pulgarin, Gali Svechinsky, Victoria Vandagriff, Victor Vega, Jackie Wander, Tina Wilson, Kendall Wszolek, and Carole Kamura for inviting our newest members, Nancy Airkka, Jayme Cavazzini, Olivia Choi, Patricia Hernandez, Meredith Janos, Briana Rowser, Heather Stein, and Julie Wald. We’re glad to have you all as a part of The Underfashion Club!
Interfiliere, hosted by Eurovet, is the leading trade show for intimates, beachwear, and swimwear fabrics around the world. Dozens of exhibiting mills and hundreds of companies shared their latest fabrics with buyers and industry professionals at The Tunnel in New York on September 22nd, 2016. The latest intimate apparel style trends were on display, sharing the great variety in tastes among today’s lingerie brands and their customers.
“Shapewear moves from a control business into the art of decoration from refined flat edge engineered second skin solutions to corset extravagance. Decorating the body with the latest technological super stretch developments.”
“Start-up lingerie brands already target a new woman who blends lingerie with outerwear. New rules for colours, merchandising and presentation. Leisuree, bodyfashion & swimtimates… Welcome to a new era of luxury!”
“Fetishist and bondage updated and redirected with the refinement of oriental eroticism. New scales for floral decoration in laces and embroidery, on novelty mesh and fine transparent grounds. Blending techniques and genres.”
“The sky is the limit after the athletic performances during the Olympics. Setting new standards for ‘technology with charm.’ Performance from the club to the beach and the gym includes glittery accents and thermo control.”
“Fun designs and bright colours and trims play a lead role in the young bodyfashion crossover with beach and leisure. Playful patches and prints with emoji’s mix freely with vintage evergreens. A style language with Gucci accents.”
“Savoring every moment of life with a refocus on the comfort of everyday. An upgrading on all levels, including the true value of innovation for everyday wear. On the forefront knit and fibre and wire technology: comfort X gorgeous.”
Athleisure has major potential for growth, earning it its own special presentation during the Interfiliere trade show. Athleisure apparel is versatile, multi-purpose apparel designed for athletic and leisure time activities. Sports bras alone are a 1.5 billion dollar market, with 41% of its consumers buying them for non-sports use. Sports apparel and footwear segments have witnessed a 42% growth over the last seven years, and is predicted to grow another 30% by 2020.
The athleisure customer is health-conscious and urban, in need of comfortable and functional clothing to wear when out and about. The style is valued for exceptional fit and performance as its customers are highly attuned to the technology benefits of her purchase. Invista presented its fiber solutions and Lycra technologies used in fabrics that maximize the performance of athleisure apparel without sacrificing style or comfort. Athleisure is the fashion of the future with great promise for business opportunity.
See more photos of the Interfiliere New York 2016 show in our Facebook album!