The 2018 Femmy Awards Gala, held at landmark Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on February 6th, celebrated The Underfashion Club’s 60th anniversary, providing Intimate Apparel Industry leaders with a forum to exchange information and support the education of new talent. The annual event, hosted this year by burlesque queen, musician, lingerie designer and best-selling author Dita Von Teese, honors those individuals and companies that have significantly contributed to the Intimate Apparel Industry and its growth.
“Dedicated to supporting the next generation of talent, the FEMMY Gala is the largest industry event, and one of the many ways we recognize leaders who have made an impact. In 2017, the Underfashion Club distributed $250,000 in scholarships, awards, internships and grants in support of intimate apparel design and merchandising students, and we look forward to expanding our support to other institutions in the coming years.”
– Victor H. Vega, President of The Underfashion Club
The 15th Annual Student Design Contest featured the work of Fashion Institute of Technology intimate apparel design students. Six finalists presented their lingerie designs, and competed for cash prizes and the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to July’s Mode City Paris Show!
Cash award: $5,000
All-expenses paid trip to July’s Mode City Paris Show courtesy of Eurovet/Curvexpo
“Glamour Et Minuit”
Cash award: $4,000
Cash award: $3,000
Finalists (each received $1,000 cash award)
Design contest sponsors:
Clover Group International Ltd.
Regina Miracle International Ltd.
Stretchline Holdings Ltd.
The 2018 Femmy Awards recognized the following honorees:
Retailer – TARGET
Accepted by Marybeth Moser, VP DMM Intimates, Performance, Swim and Heather Fryxell, Director of Women’s Intimates
Manufacturer – KOMAR INTIMATES
Accepted by Debby Gedney, President
Supplier – TEXCO HOOK & EYE TAPE LTD.
Accepted by Tommy Fung, Chariman, Texco Group
Lifetime Achievement – DONALD R. ALLEN, Jr.
Vice President, Design & Innovation, The Underwear Group, PVH Corp.
Diamond Jubilee – LYCRA® BRAND
Accepted by Bob Kirkwood, EVP, Marketing & Technology INVISTA
Thank you for your contributions to the Intimate Apparel Industry!