It was the hottest day of the summer until the heavens opened up with a monsoon just as the MensWearNetwork group was set to descend upon The Lambs Club’s second floor bar at The Chatwal.
But the interior of The Club prevailed cool, serene and packed with just the right proportion of menswear industry members, including newcomers like menswear legend Alan Flusser, there for our July event to catch up after last week’s New York Men’s Day and NYFW:M menswear shows and this week’s Project, Capsule and MRket trade shows.
Other industry gurus gracing the group with their presence included
Tom Beebe. Coach menswear executive Andrea Ratimorskzy, John Natale (former Chief Creative Officer of fullbeauty), Joe Thiel (owner and creative director of ByThiel), Dean Alan Greenberg and blogger Lisette Geller brought new spark and perspective to the conversation.
A sampling of last night’s fun:
MWN Founding member Mary Ellen Barone with Tom Beebe, Jonathan Sigmon and menswear legend Alan Flusser
Nick Graham EVP, Sales, John Kammeier with designer Nick Graham, just back from Cuba
Founding MWN member Holly Adam with industry great Ed Jones
Sophia Neuschulz Spehar and author/writer Lisa Marsh
Founding MWN Kim Cihlar, Pier 59’s Christina Neault and Tom Julian’s former intern Melissa Weilacher, just back from a year abroad
Singer Boice-Terrel Allen, Andrea Ratimorszky and newcomer John Natale
Rob Solis of The Refined Gent, founding MWN member John Fowler and newcomer Andrea Ratimorszky of Coach
Melissa, Daniel Bernardo of Glass House Shirtmakers, Tom Beebe and journalist Catherine Salfino
Sophia Neuschulz Spehar with her daughter Sage, left, and Sage’s friend Sam, before heading out to Justin Beiber
Mary Ellen Barone with Helen Liu, Wei Ng, menswear merchandise manager at Hudson’s Bay/Lord & Taylor/Saks and Paul, photographer.
Nina Melazzo of ADC Showroom and Kathy Costanzo of AshKat, Inc.
Joelle Williams with Mary Ellen Baron, Catherine Salfino and writer and Porsche car racer David Rose
Sheri Wilson-Gray, Josephine Polanco and Joelle Williams
Robert di Mauro, Joe Amodio and Allen Cohen
Gucci executives Behnaz Ghahramani, Director of Consumer Management, and Mike Crooks with Holly Adam
Writer Bart Boehlert
Robert Policano and Kevin Alexander
Denim blogger Lisette Geller and Agave Denim’s Jeff Shafer