The Underfashion Club presented "Real Steps Towards Sustainability in the Intimates Industry." Moderated by Kimmay Caldwell from Hurray Media, LLC, the panel consisted of Tricia Carey, Lenzing; Kristen Classi-Zummo, The NPD Group; Larissa King, Hanky Panky; and Kaneema Gumbs, Head of Design Harper Wilde, Inc. It's a riveting and surprising discussion on the current trends in sustainability and responsibility in the intimates industry.
Industry friends and colleagues left a bit of the holiday stress behind for a few hours of fun at the Underfashion Club’s Holiday Party on December 3rd at The Harvard Club of New York. The festive venue provided musical entertainment, photo booth, an open bar and delicious food. read more
Our Bourbon Tasting Networking Event was held the evening of Wednesday, November 13.
Members were encouraged to bring a new member for FREE access. For two hours the premium bar was open and tasty appetizers flowed through the night. read more
The Underfashion Club held a members get-together on Thursday, May 9th at Slattery’s Midtown Pub featuring “Weaving a Career Path,” a presentation by Whitney Crutchfield. She shared the story of her career and journey towards creating her own business, We Gather, an educational textile studio! We Gather “shares the magic of textiles” in three ways: Hands-on workshops (weaving, dying, stitching), DIY kits that bring the textile learning to you, and commission art and public installations.
Whitney’s professional history has connections to the intimates industry. She’s always had a passion for textiles, beginning as a kid sewing quilts and Barbie™ clothes. Her father was a small business owner in golf and her mother was a teacher; both had some influence on her work today. Whitney learned how to weave and dye at the Art University of Michigan as an undergrad, then moved on to get an MFA with a concentration in textile studio art at Colorado State University. Her focus was on screen printing and repeat designs. read more
Roslyn Harte passed away on Dec. 20 at the age of 94. Her life, passion and tireless dedication to furthering the education of countless students will always be cherished.
Roz joined the Underfashion Club Inc. in 1969 when it was a women’s-only organization with less than 30 members and became the heart and soul of the club throughout the years, receiving a lifetime achievement FEMMY award in 1997. read more
Industry friends and colleagues left a bit of the holiday stress behind for a few hours of fun at the Underfashion Club’s Holiday Party on December 4th at The Harvard Club of New York. The festive venue provided musical entertainment, photo booth fun and 3 hours of open bar and delicious food. read more
On Thursday, May 17th, The Underfashion Club hosted boutique owner Laura Henny as a speaker during the same evening as a Parson’s School of Fashion Intimate Apparel Design Contest at The Fashion Group International in New York City. During the reception, current and new Club members viewed stunning intimate apparel garments produced by the six exceptionally talented design contest finalists from the Parsons School of Fashion. The members then voted for their favorite design, and the results were announced at the end of the evening. Laura Henny, the event’s featured speaker, shared her personal journey from Amsterdam native to lingerie boutique entrepreneur in Brooklyn. Propelled by her enthusiasm for cute bras in inclusive size ranges and her love of sneakers, Laura opened “The Rack Shack” to serve youthful and diverse customers in a city full of women from all walks of life.
Thanks to Membership Committee members Becky Kneski and Michele Schrak, pictured here with Membership Co-Chair Tristine Berry, for organizing this special event! read more
Thanks to all who joined us for The Underfashion Club’s 2017 Holiday Party! We thoroughly enjoyed partying with you, taking photobooth pictures together, conversing with industry friends – old and new, and being serenaded with songs of the holiday season. The delicious hors d’oeuvres, and sumptuous dinner and dessert stations were outstanding. Special thanks to all those who spread the holiday cheer by contributing so many beautifully wrapped gifts to our annual gift drive for the children of Women In Need (WIN.) You’ve helped make this holiday season a brighter one for everyone!
Underfashion Club president Victor Vega welcomed the crowd of 100 revelers, and thanked Program Co-chairs Joe Smith and Ellen Lewis, and their hardworking committee members, for organizing the event. Victor also invited everyone to celebrate the Club’s 60th anniversary at the FEMMY Gala on February 6, 2018 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. We hope to see you there! read more
On September 26, 2017, Underfashion Club members gathered at the Fashion Group International in New York City for the presentation of “Success, Tailor Made For You.”
We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the new club members who joined during that evening’s event!
After an hour of cocktails and networking with old friends and new, club members took their seats for the start of the presentation. Underfashion Club president Victor Vega welcomed Hsin-Yi Shieh, Account Executive – East Coast, Triumph International to the podium. read more
This Intimate Apparel Design Contest featured the work of six students from the Parsons School of Design under the theme “Mosaic Visions” and took place on May 17th, 2017 at the Fashion Group International, Inc. in New York City. This was The Underfashion Club’s second annual contest featuring the work of Parsons students. These contests support the future of the intimate apparel industry by identifying and rewarding talented young designers. read more