The event, hosted by The Underfashion Club, is set for Feb. 3 at Cipriani on 42nd Street in Manhattan. Last year’s gala attracted more than 500 retailers and industry executives. Expectations are for a larger crowd this year.
The Femmy Awards honor individuals and companies that have significantly contributed to the $12.6 billion intimate apparel industry and its growth. The gala is one of the market’s premier events and is a fund-raiser that enables the organization to support scholarships, awards, internships and grant programs for aspiring designers.
There also will be a sixth annual Student Design Contest at the event that will feature lingerie designs of students of the Fashion Institute of Technology. Attendees will select three students to receive cash awards.