The 17th Annual Student Design Contest featured works by Fashion Institute of Technology students from the Fashion Design Program. The contest theme was "Modern Intimate Movement - Design for evolving lifestyles, technology and retail." Congratulations to the winners and thank you all for participating!
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
Members of the UNDERFASHION CLUB, INC. witnessed the creative abundance of talent at the senior exhibition held in the John E. Reeves Great Hall at FIT on April 25, 2017. These garments, along with other categories (Special Occasion, Sportswear, Knitwear and Childrenswear), were on display as a preview to the FUTURE OF FASHION, the graduating seniors fashion show that will be presented on Monday, May 8th at 7pm ET. Visit http://fashionshow.fitnyc.edu for more information.
These talented FIT students will be graduating in May and we spoke with a few students to gain some insight on their next steps after graduation. read more
Over the last year, the SAIG (Scholarships, Awards, Internships and Grants) committee has worked endlessly to expand the reach of the Underfashion Club, becoming integrated with more colleges and high schools that support the Intimate Apparel Industry.
Parsons School of Design is the latest school to develop an Intimate Apparel Course and, in the Fall of 2015, the SAIG committee reached out to begin to foster a relationship with Parsons educators and students. The committee met with Julia Poteat, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design to discuss the needs and opportunities of the new program. It was brought to their attention that students were losing valuable class time, as they had to share dress forms with other students in the class. Intimate apparel dress forms differ from other industry dress forms as they have a more defined and projected chest, necessary for draping and fitting bras. read more
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 FEMMY Awards Gala on January 31st at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City! You all looked so fabulous for the 59th annual celebration of this red-carpet-esque Intimate Apparel Industry event. A special thank you to our host Hal Rubenstein for his energizing presence, lending his talents for an evening full of love and support for fashion and education.
Hal Rubenstein is a writer, designer, critic and one of the founding editors at InStyle Magazine, where he served as fashion director for fifteen years, after being a style director at The New York Times Magazine for five years. Since 1995 he has been a frequent red carpet and fashion commentator for Good Morning America, The Today Show, Extra, E! and The View. His experience in the coverage of red carpet awards seasons in Hollywood made him a perfect fit for the FEMMY Awards Gala. Hal greeted each of the Honorees of the 2017 FEMMY Awards with warmth and enthusiasm, narrating an evening full of pride and joy for us all in the Intimate Apparel Industry. read more
The Underfashion Club, Inc. is the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to provide Intimate Apparel Industry leaders with a forum to exchange information and ideas, and support the Intimate Apparel market as a vital aspect of the fashion industry. Through its Scholarships, Awards, Internships and Grants (SAIG) programs, the Club supports the education of new talent.
As part of its commitment to “Education today for a better industry tomorrow,” the Underfashion Club has chosen four students from LIM College: Where Business Meets Fashion to receive scholarships for 2017. LIM College was founded in 1939 by Maxwell F. Marcuse as the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, at the request of retailers who wanted a school that would teach students about the fashion business and merchandising. read more
Winner of the UNDERFASHION CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
DASH student ANNA MORENO read more
On April 20, 2016 the abundance of talent that was represented by the FIT students was truly extraordinary. Several of the SAIG committee members from the UNDERFASHION CLUB observed with delight the garments designed by the BFA Intimate Apparel students. These garments, as well as eveningwear, sportswear, knits and children’s wear were on display in the John E. Reeves Great Hall at FIT as a preview to the FUTURE OF FASHION….the fashion show the graduating seniors will present on May 5th.
These BFA students will be graduating in May and kudos to Professor Alexandra Armillas and her students! We were thrilled to be invited to the preview and wondered how many of the 23 Intimate Apparel garments represented here would be in the fashion show…….we vote for all of them! read more
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
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