On February 1, at the Underfashion Club’s Femmy Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, six intimate apparel students from the Fashion Institute of Technology competed in the 8th annual student design contest. The contest is an integral part of the Underfashion Club’s mission to help educate, influence and attract new talent for the industry.
The six garments were displayed throughout the evening, and the 600+ gala attendees representing all facets of the international intimate apparel community cast their votes, as follows:
1st Prize of $4,000 was awarded to Amy Bittner (garment #3) for her “Love Knows No End”
2nd Prize of $3,000 was awarded to Nathalie Quirin (garment #6) for her “Ethereal”
3rd Prize of $2,100 was awarded to Elizabeth NeSmith (garment #1) for her “Grand Pas de Willis”
The three remaining finalists, listed in alphabetical order, each received $300:
Rachel Erickson (garment #5) – “Moonlight Fancy”
Daisy Hartmann (garment #2) – “Russian Summer Dream”
Suong Phan (garment #4) – “Comme un Phantome”
The two contest sponsors, providing the $10,000 in awards, were:
Regina Miracle International Ltd.
Stretchline Holdings Ltd.