FEMMY Awards 2019

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On February 4, 2019, The Underfashion Club held our annual FEMMY Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC. We recognized intimate apparel industry leaders and supported future talent with the 16th Annual Student Design Contest. Body positive activist Supermodel Emme hosted the awards ceremonies, which honored:

Retailer Award
Accepted by Suzanne Dawson, VP/DMM, Women’s Intimate and Active Apparel

Manufacturer Award
Gelmart International
Accepted by Yossi Nasser, CEO

Supplier Award
Pioneer Elastic (Hong Kong) Limited

Accepted by Matthew Lam, Group Chief Operating Officer

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Mike Freville
Divisional Merchandise Manager. Intimate Apparel, Dillard’s Inc.

Chris Melton
Merchandise Manager Intimates, Dillard’s Inc.

Humanitarian Award
Mahesh Amalean
Chairman & Co-Founder of MAS Holdings

President’s Award
Tristine Berry


The 16th Annual Student Design Contest featured works by six talented Fashion Institute of Technology students with a specialization in intimate apparel. There were four sponsors contributing cash awards this year. Thank you to Best Pacific Textile (Hong Kong) Ltd., Clover Group International Ltd., Regina Miracle International Ltd., and Stretchline Holdings Ltd. for providing the cash awards totaling $20,000!

The 5th sponsor, Eurovet/Curvexpo, is providing the 1st prize winner with roundtrip airfare, accommodations and complimentary admission to this July’s Interfiliere Paris/Salon International de la Lingerie. Intima Magazine will feature the top 3 winning designs in the August issue of “Best of Intima.”

1st Prize Winner
Sierra White
“Art Nouveau”

2nd Prize Winner
Dorshelle Guillaume
“Hollywood Glamour”

3rd Prize Winner
Laurel Yau
“Shadowed Beauty”

The 3 finalists: Aura Henriquez Alvarez, Breanna Childers and Jessica Trusio, each received $1,500.

Thank you all for another fabulous FEMMY Awards Gala! We can’t wait to see what the future of the intimate apparel industry will bring.

See more pictures on our FEMMY 2019 Facebook Albums:
Red Carpet
Awards Show