The SAIG members, (11 dedicated committee members) met at FIT on Wed, April 23rd to interview 15 students from the Fashion Design Department.  These students presented themselves, talked about their goals and aspirations and presented their portfolios and garments.  This time there was one Production major and the rest of the students were from Design.  Professor Alexandra Armillas has done a remarkable job in helping to bring about this annual night of interviews for possible scholarships to the FIT students. read more

It wasn’t just an ordinary rooftop party. This was the Underfashion Club’s networking rooftop party, held at 230 Fifth Avenue on June 19th.  It was a gathering of members old and new…at least 60 of us!  And so fantastic to see some of the newly graduated intimates designers amongst us!  The weather was spectacular with the sun beaming on all the palm trees and folks having a good time.  We even had a raffle and gave out 8 gift certificates for Starbucks and the APPLE store.  And oh, welcome to the 10 newest members…. check out the pix below.  It was fun!

I was delighted to attend the “FACES AND PLACES IN FASHION” Lecture Series presented by the Office of Alumni and Faculty Relations at FIT on May 5, 2014.  The distinguished panel of lingerie professionals was moderated by FIT Alumna Karen Bromley, Principal of the Bromley Group.

Most of the panel is on the UNDERFASHION CLUB’S Board of Directors, but also includes graduates of FIT and other top leaders from the world of Intimate Apparel.  They gave detailed information about the Intimate Apparel industry and also a peek into each of their extensive backgrounds. read more

WOW, what a fun night!  And that’s what everyone was saying about the UFC membership event held at SPiN New York, on November 12th.  It was all about networking and of course, playing “ping pong“…the finger food was good too!  Delicious sliders, chicken satay, and Chinese dumplings were just some of the bites that filled the bill.

One of the club’s long time members, Jim Mark, said “I have never been to an UFC event that I didn’t like”. It was an event that attracted quite a few new members….welcome to the Club… =&0=& =&1=& As many (especially the new members) left for the night, they wanted to know about the next fun event……it is the =&2=& See you then! read more

Expand your professional network while also building friendships through a few games of Ping Pong with The Underfashion Club on Tuesday, November 12th at SPiN New York!

Register Here: http://www.underfashionclub.org/forms/November12Form.doc

It’s that time of year again; Holiday planning begins.  Just a heads up about our annual member only holiday party which will take place on December 10 at the National Arts Club , details to follow.

We are very excited about the event which of course, is staged to support The New York Foundling Children.  We are making a BIG push for as many gifts as possible.  There is nothing like giving to put you in the spirit.  You will hear more about this also when your invite arrives. read more

Beautiful Fall like weather had a hand in the great turn out for UFC Speed Networking event held at the XVI Rooftop Lounge. New comers to the Intimate Apparel industry had the opportunity to spend five minutes with an industry expert to ask questions, exchange ideas, and make important contacts. There were conversations about what companies needed intimate designers, entrepreneurs seeking new customers to buy their innovative products, and start ups teams looking for insights on how to break through and get that first order. And that was only the first 15 minutes of the speed networking conversations!

See the photos on our Facebook album! read more

If you missed The Underfashion Club blogging seminar, it’s not too late to hear the valuable information that was shared. In this seminar, we discussed blogging with the minds behind three popular lingerie blogs: The Lingerie Addict, The Breast Life, and The Lingerie Lesbian. Learn about the value of their practice and how it affects the lingerie industry as a whole. The interviewees were…

Cora Harrington of The Lingerie Addict:
http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/
Elizabeth Dale of The Breast Life:
http://www.thebreastlife.com/
Caroline Elenowitz of The Lingerie Lesbian:
http://thelingerielesbian.com/

Did you come to our “Bloggers” panel? Catch your face in the photos of our guests at the event! They’ve all been uploaded to Facebook.

See them all here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151777616856552.1073741828.94131951551&type=1