The three winners of the Femmy 2014 student design contest, “Shaping The Future”, have been featured in INTIMA Magazine‘s August 2014 issue!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The 2014 Femmy’s are less than a month away and we wanted to share with you a series of updates about this stellar event whose major purpose is to raise scholarship money for students of the Lingerie Industry. So first and foremost, the fashion contest staged by F.I.T. design finalists each year. Under the mentorship of Professor Alexandra Armillas, the SAIG committee has re-focused the goals from the ethereal to the practical. This year’s theme “Shaping The Future” is all about modern control shapewear. The six finalists will compete for $10,000 of scholarship money with their designs ranging from very embellished to strappy and sexy, to ultra-minimalist. But all the contestants have added a fresh young twist. Professor Armillas coaches them to new levels of technical skills and creativity. This year they will be asked to demonstrate the practical side of development with attention to costing and production realities using a $400 allowance for materials. All of the finalists must do this project while completing their full time course load. Guests will vote at the dinner for first, second and third place on Feb 4 after meeting each student and viewing their creative efforts.
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.