FEMMY Gala 2016

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The Underfashion Club’s 2016 FEMMY Awards Gala is scheduled to take place on February 2nd, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

We’re very excited to share that our special host this year will be burlesque icon and lingerie designer, Dita Von Teese!

dita-von-teese_portrait-by-ali-mahdaviDita Von Teese, burlesque icon

The annual FEMMY Awards Gala honors individuals and companies that have significantly contributed to the Intimate Apparel Industry and its growth. We will be honoring the following:

Amazon Fashion, retailer
Richard Leeds International, manufacturer
Best Pacific/New Horizon, supplier

Innovation Award
Lane Bryant/Cacique

Lifetime Achievement Award
Martin Trust
Founder, Mast Industries

President’s Award
Francesca Spinetta
Co-owner and Editorial Director, INTIMA magazines

“We are delighted to announce our 2016 honorees, who will join with us in our ongoing efforts to raise funds to promote education, innovation and growth within the Intimate Apparel Industry. The FEMMY Gala is the largest, and one of the many ways we support the next generation of talent.

The Underfashion Club provided $200,000 in scholarships, awards and internships in 2015 to design and merchandising students, and we look forward to expanding our support to other institutions in 2016.”

Victor H. Vega, President of The Underfashion Club

The Underfashion Club is also hosting its 13th Annual Student Design Contest featuring the work of Fashion Design students at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The SAIG (scholarships, awards, internships and grants,) committee has selected six talented finalists whose finished garments will be exhibited at the FEMMY Gala where attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite garment. Cash prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded, thanks to the generous support of contest sponsors: Clover Group International Ltd., Regina Miracle International Ltd. and Stretchline Holdings Ltd.

10989207_10153075812826552_1080522794864409306_n12th Annual Student Design Contest, FEMMY Gala 2015

Thank you for helping us support education today for a better industry tomorrow!

Register for The Underfashion Club’s 2016 FEMMY Gala: