Monthly Archives: February 2019

Roz Harte’s Memorial

Roslyn Harte passed away on Dec. 20 at the age of 94. Her life, passion and tireless dedication to furthering the education of countless students will always be cherished.

Roz joined the Underfashion Club Inc. in 1969 when it was a women’s-only organization with less than 30 members and became the heart and soul of the club throughout the years, receiving a lifetime achievement FEMMY award in 1997.

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate her life and to all those who knew and loved her.

See photos from the wonderful evening here
You can view videos of the event on YouTube:
Memorial Video
Celebration of Life
Movie Slide Show

FEMMY Awards 2019

On February 4, 2019, The Underfashion Club held our annual FEMMY Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC. We recognized intimate apparel industry leaders and supported future talent with the 16th Annual Student Design Contest. Body positive activist Supermodel Emme hosted the awards ceremonies, which honored:

Retailer Award
Kohl’s
Accepted by Suzanne Dawson, VP/DMM, Women’s Intimate and Active Apparel

Manufacturer Award
Gelmart International
Accepted by Yossi Nasser, CEO

Supplier Award
Pioneer Elastic (Hong Kong) Limited

Accepted by Matthew Lam, Group Chief Operating Officer

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Mike Freville
Divisional Merchandise Manager. Intimate Apparel, Dillard’s Inc.

Chris Melton
Merchandise Manager Intimates, Dillard’s Inc.

Humanitarian Award
Mahesh Amalean
Chairman & Co-Founder of MAS Holdings

President’s Award
Tristine Berry

 

The 16th Annual Student Design Contest featured works by six talented Fashion Institute of Technology students with a specialization in intimate apparel. There were four sponsors contributing cash awards this year. Thank you to Best Pacific Textile (Hong Kong) Ltd., Clover Group International Ltd., Regina Miracle International Ltd., and Stretchline Holdings Ltd. for providing the cash awards totaling $20,000!

The 5th sponsor, Eurovet/Curvexpo, is providing the 1st prize winner with roundtrip airfare, accommodations and complimentary admission to this July’s Interfiliere Paris/Salon International de la Lingerie. Intima Magazine will feature the top 3 winning designs in the August issue of “Best of Intima.”

1st Prize Winner
Sierra White
“Art Nouveau”
$6,500

2nd Prize Winner
Dorshelle Guillaume
“Hollywood Glamour”
$5,000

3rd Prize Winner
Laurel Yau
“Shadowed Beauty”
$4,000

The 3 finalists: Aura Henriquez Alvarez, Breanna Childers and Jessica Trusio, each received $1,500.

Thank you all for another fabulous FEMMY Awards Gala! We can’t wait to see what the future of the intimate apparel industry will bring.

See more pictures on our FEMMY 2019 Facebook Albums:
Red Carpet
Cocktails
Awards Show
Etc.