After six menswear trade shows in as many days, industry execs were ready to get out of the frigid elements and raise a glass. Perfect opportunity – toasting the third anniversary of the MensWearNetwork last night at The Lambs Club at The Chatwal.
From our first gathering at The Campbell Apartment in Grand Central to our now regular meeting place at the elegant Lambs Club, MWN has grown to a nearly 250 “member” list. No dues, no fees. Just an interest in knowing what’s going on, sharing what’s new in the industry and a desire to catch up with old friends while reaching out and meeting new ones. Many new attendees graced the crowd last night, including those representing the digital and tech worlds.
Happy Anniversary, MWN! A look at the night’s revelry.
Photos below courtesy of photographer Karin Kohlberg (except for two by me, only because I held her camera!).
Catherine Salfino, MWN founding members Mary Ellen Barone and Tom Julian with Courtney Lukitsch
Courtney Lukitsch with Marty Katz and Lea Mansour
Nick Graham, Tom Julian and MWN founding member Kim Cihar
Doug Arvanites,Karin Kohlberg and Jim Bresnahan
Kevin Stewart and Mark Grischke
Kim Cihlar, Tom Beebe, Mary Ellen Barone
MWN founding member Holly Adam, flanked by Mary Ellen Barone and myself
Tom Julian, Chiun-Kai Shih, Marcus Teo and Karin Kohlberg
Michael Arguello, Kim Cihlar, Christina Neault and newcomer Kevin Alexander. Photo courtesy of Robert Solis.
Photos below courtesy of MWN founding member Tom Julian.
Sascha Beicken, Huseyin Dogan, Ed Hogikyan and Melissa Ivey
Susan Sidor, Christina Neault, Ike Behar and Kandace Moore
Jerry Kaye, Jen Krimsky, Gina Sporio
Jim Bresnahan, Doug Arvanites and MWN founding member John Fowler
Clive Brown, Holly Adam and Malcolm Grant
Lisa Marsh and Adam Dinkes (Tani USA)
Catherine Salfino and Cotton Inc’s Emily Thompson
Mark Rykken, Mark Grischke, Thomas Mastronardi
John Kammeier, Elaine Hughes, Kim Cihlar, Nick Graham, Mary Ellen Barone
Kim Cihlar, Tom Beebe, Vicki Vasilopoulos, Marcus Teo, Jerry Kaye