From Tina M. Wilson, president of the Underfashion Club, Inc.
We are shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of Claire Gyurkikiss, who has been identified as one of the victims of a double murder/suicide that occurred in her family home on the morning of August 10th. read more
The Underfashion Club‘s 2023 FEMMY Awards took place on Tuesday, August 1st at Cipriani 42nd Street to honor excellence in the intimate apparel industry and expand efforts to support the future of intimate apparel business and design!
Before starting the Runway of Dreams Foundation in 2014, Mindy Scheier spent 20 years working in fashion as a designer for the INC collection and as a stylist for Saks Fifth Avenue. Mindy was inspired to start Runway of Dreams after her son Oliver, who has Muscular Dystrophy, dreamed of wearing jeans like everyone else. After using her design skills to adapt jeans that met his needs and increased his confidence, she went on to conduct extensive research as to the modifications required to mainstream clothing to meet the needs of the largest minority in our world – people with disabilities.
In 2016, Mindy partnered with Tommy Hilfiger to make fashion history creating the first mainstream adaptive clothing line in the market. Runway of Dreams was founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need. The foundation develops, delivers, and supports initiatives providing a platform to broaden the reach of mainstream adaptive clothing and promote people with disabilities (PWDs) in the fashion industry. The 2022, the Runway of Dreams fashion show was recognized as one of the top seven NYFW shows by Forbes, highlighting the latest designs from the Adaptive category featuring brands such as Kohl’s, Target, JCPenney, Zappos.com and Tommy Hilfiger. read more
Morgan Hermand, the founder and CEO of Adore Me, has been reinventing the intimate apparel industry since the company’s inception in 2011. With a Masters in Mathematics and Computer Science from Les Mines, Morgan brings a strong background in mathematics and analytics to his role. Prior to Adore Me, Morgan worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he provided consulting services for retail projects across Asia and Europe. After moving to the U.S., he pursued an MBA at Harvard Business School. read more
Thomas Grisvard, a graduate of EDC Paris Business School, has been working in the luxury industry for more than 20 years, developing sales, mainly on the international side, for highly reputed global brands. read more
Accepted by: Morgan Hermand, Founder and CEO
Essential French Luxury
Accepted by: Xavier Martin, International Wholesale Director read more
Join us on July 12 for a Zoom webinar named “BreakOut Brands: Niche Brands on an Upward Trajectory.” It’s free to all Underfashion Club members! The Underfashion Club is a NYC-based non-profit organization with a mission to ensure the future of the intimate apparel business through education and cultivating and retaining talent.
This event will feature a conversation with the founders of 3 niche brands:
Karyn Bello, Founder and CEO, Zhe by Karyn Elizabeth
Dana Donofree, Founder and CEO, AnaOno
Bree McKeen, Founder and CEO, Evelyn & Bobbie read more