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Femmy Update ~ The Party


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We will leave all the official feedback from the Femmy Awards Gala held last night at Cipriani’s to the home page wrap.  You will be able to see it all;  and for sure with much more professional photos. But we attended this stellar party last night – hats off to Karen Bromley and Barbara Lipton who co-chaired the event. The preparations were flawless and it showed,  so we decided to give you a Femmy wrap up appetizer.

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First and foremost, were the terrific design submissions by the 6 finalists competing for scholarship money and to the winner, a free all expense paid trip to Paris Mode donated by Eurovet andCurvexpo. The results were an exceptional body of work guided by FIT mentor Alexandra Armillas and selected by the Saig committee.

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Winner:”Beauty Is Vein” by Cristina Ramos

Personally, we were caught up in the great networking opportunities with 600+ attendees.  But nothing makes the party more grand than the food, drink, flowers and music.

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Without a doubt, Roz stole the stage with her brief acceptance speech for The President’s Award.  A perfect combination of her wit and wisdom, it was a hard act to follow.

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And Seth Morris’ speech confirmed the stature of a great industry leader. Maybe we are biased as they both are on the board, but their authenticity shined through. They give The Underfashion Club the character it deserves.

Stay tuned for a total review. We just wanted to give you this quick flash while the sheen was still bright.  Ellen & Camille

New 2014 Femmy Design Contest theme “Shaping the Future”

slider-femmy2011-5-cSAIG committee announced that the new theme for this year’s Femmy awards will be “Shaping the Future”.  Work with FIT students is already under way on this exciting new vision with support and mentoring from Professor Alexandra Armillas.

The committee has reviewed 12 original concept boards and voted on their 9 favorites.
”According to Suzanne Beck of the Saig Committee, the concepts ranged from very embellished, to strappy & sexy, to clean minimalist but all with a fresh new young twist.  This year’s contestants have been asked to focus on the more practical side of design.

Next step is on December 11 when the SAIG committee will review the prototypes of these 9 concepts to pick the finalist for the Femmy student design contest.

Keep in mind the students are working a full course load at the same time as they are working on their visions for “Shaping the Future” 

Prizes are $10,000 in total including cash awards as follows:  first prize  $4,000, second prize $3,000, third prize $2,100 and $300 each for the 3 finalists.

2014 Femmy Awards Announces Honorees

The 2014 FEMMY AWARDS, presented by The Underfashion Club, Inc., the intimate apparel industry charitable organization dedicated to education, is scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014 and will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue in New York City.

The Femmy Awards honor those individuals and companies that have significantly contributed to the Intimate Apparel Industry and its growth.  The Gala is recognized as one of the premier events in the Intimate Apparel Industry, and is the fundraising vehicle that enables the Underfashion Club to support its extensive Scholarship, Awards, Internship and Grants (SAIG) programs.  These efforts bring to life the Underfashion Club’s credo of “Education today for a better industry tomorrow.” 

The 2014 Femmy will proudly host the 11th Annual Student Design Contest featuring the designs of Fashion Institute of Technology students. The students’ garments will be displayed that evening and the attendees will select three student designers to receive cash awards.  The design contest is an integral part of the Underfashion Club’s mission to help educate, influence and attract new talent for the industry.

2014 marks the 56th Anniversary of this not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to provide Intimate Apparel Industry leaders with a forum to exchange information and ideas, and support the Intimate Apparel market as a vital aspect of the fashion industry through its ongoing commitment to support the education of new talent.

“We are delighted to announce our 2014 honorees, who will join with us in our ongoing efforts to raise funds to promote education, innovation and growth within the Intimate Apparel Industry.”

– Victor H. Vega, President of The Underfashion Club

 The Underfashion Club will salute Roslyn Harte, President of Lances Harte, Inc. with a special President’s Award at the 2014 Femmy Gala. Roslyn, who is celebrating 60+ years in the intimate apparel industry, and her 90th birthday year! She has been a dedicated mentor to hundreds of IA professionals and impacted the careers of thousands.

Other honorees include retailer Hudson’s Bay Company l Lord & Taylor, manufacturer, Delta Galil USA LLC, supplier Iluna USA LLC, Innovation Award recipient Jocky International, Inc., and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Seth Morris, President/CEO, Carole Hochman Design Group, division of Komar Brands.