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.
Roslyn joined the Underfashion Club in 1969, when it was an organization for women only and the membership was less than 30. She received a lifetime achievement Femmy in 1997. Past officer, board member, co-chair of the program committee, and an active participant of the SAIG committee. Born on the Lower East side, as were both of her parents; growing up and studying design at a Brooklyn high school (tough Brooklyn girl). Her birthday is October 31, 1924, our Halloween witch.
Roslyn graduated in 1941, and worked at Vogue magazine until 1946, when she answered an ad in WWD and came into the industry as a designer of Lady Duff Trousseau Lingerie. Started her own contract studio in April of 1954 (60th anniversary coming up). Started the studio as Roslyn Harte Lingerie Originals, limiting to 3 non-competitive clients at one time. read more
A fixture in intimates for over 30 years, Seth Morris’ journey to President/CEO of Carole Hochman Design Group has been momentous and industry changing. After Seth graduated from Brown University he went to work for San Francisco-based Determined Production, the master licensee & manufacturer of products for Charles Schulz’ “Peanuts” characters. This stepping stone lead Seth, in 1983, to join the family business Val Mode as Vice President of Sales. Following a 13 year stretch with Val Mode, the family sold the company in 1996 and Seth’s journey took him to Carole Hochman Design Group. CHDG is a company driven by product, quality, and creativity as well as a forerunner in understanding the power of licensing in the intimates industry. Seth joined the team as Executive Vice President and after 13 years was made their President. Komar Brands bought CHDG in 2010, and Seth was named President/CEO at the time of the acquisition. Outside of work, Seth’s passion is family and sports.
Iluna USA, LLC is a leading textile supplier of lace headquartered in New York. Iluna Group was established over 40 years ago and focuses on driving global business growth through creative design, product innovation, exceptional customer service and regional manufacturing excellence. read more
Caroline Rhea, stand-up comedian and actress, brings a fresh, smart and read more
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.
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
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.” read more