SAIG 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. read more

Each of the contestants in the “Midnight Garden” Student Design Contest told us a little bit about their pieces and the inspiration behind them in their interviews! Tiffany Spagnuolo with Dark Bloom 1st Prize Tessa Saccone with Moonlit Azaleas 2nd Prize Sara Shanahan with Nocturnal Blossom 3rd Prize Erin Brennan with Fleur de Rave Judy Yang with Midnight Petals Alina Kulik with Wilting Dream

The Student Design Contest of this year’s Femmy Gala was a huge success! This time around, the theme was “Midnight Garden”. The designs created by the talented FIT students were all incredibly beautiful, but only three of them could be named winners! Here are the previews of the most popular entries. More information about the pieces and the designers behind them will be available very soon, so keep an eye out!

#1 by Tiffany Spagnuolo #2 by Tessa Saccone #3 by Sara Shanahan

On February 1, at the Underfashion Club’s Femmy Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, six intimate apparel students from the Fashion Institute of Technology  competed in the 8th annual student design contest. The contest is an integral part of the Underfashion Club’s mission to help educate, influence and attract new talent for the industry.

The six garments were displayed throughout the evening, and the 600+ gala attendees representing all facets of the international intimate apparel community cast their votes, as follows: read more

We at Underfashion Club would like to send out a big thank you to everybody who attended the Femmy Awards last week! For those of you who didn’t attend, fear not! You can view pictures from this years (as well as the previous years) awards ceremony and dinner on our Picasa account which is accessible by clicking the following link. FEMMY AWARDS 2010

Congrats to award winners:
-Ecka Andersson with a First Place prize of $4,000
-Kristen Racanati with a 2nd Place prize of $3,000 and
-Alana Bauer with a 3rd Place prize of $2,100 read more