MensWearNetwork (MWN): Summering in the City July 2015

It was cool and comfortable inside The Lambs Club at The Chatwal Hotel Tuesday night during our July menswear market week meeting of the MensWearNetwork (MWN) minds.

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Mark Grischke, Sam Woolf and Fern Mallis

We had a full house of approximately 100 executives, designers, media and others, who, it seemed, didn’t want to go back out into the sultry summer’s evening heat. Guests convened past our 8pm ending time, several staying much, much later than even the extra half hour we arranged, adjourning to the bar and the live music there.

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MWN Co-founding members Mary Ellen Barone and Kimberly Cihlar flanking industry maven Fern Mallis

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Glass House shirt maker Daniel Bernardo, Meyvn’s Noah Zagor and Jonathan Ruane and Garrett Hilgendorf of the Atlanta-based Elkhead Clothing

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Melissa Ivey, David Fin,  Joh Siff and Carlos Garciavelez

It was grand to meet new people and catch up with everyone. Loved getting retailers’ and press members’ takes on the new NYFW:Men’s venue (loved it), the trade shows this week (mixed reviews) and happenings from the summer (tales of the Hamptons, P-town and nearby lakes and countryside.

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Luca-C Clothing’s David Rose with MWN co-founding member Kimberly Cihlar

The one we loved most was Luna-C’s own David Rose, who took 2nd place racing his Porsche at Watkins Glen Sunday and won FIRST the next day!).

 

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Mary Ellen, Fern, designer Stephen Ferber and Sam Woolf

New attendees were numerous this occasion, ranging from Swedish menswear designer Stephen Ferber, who has just opened his Stephen F shop in the meatpacking District across the street from the new Whitney Museum, to the young designer Carlos Garciavelez, hot off his NYMD show from last week at Industria. There was quite a young new crowd that night: Glass House shirt maker Daniel Bernardo (who is seeking retail space most likely in the LES) was showing at ; Chicago retailer Noah Zagor, he of the new men’s shop Meyvn who was just written up in GQ as top 25 US stores; new tie maker David Fin; Bryan Reynolds of Scoop NYC, who just opened another shop in Brookfield Place. Gucci’s Mike Crooks shared a new look, and several of his colleagues and friends, including first-timers Luke Carne Gucci, customer insights, and John Azar, Gucci, loyalty marketing, Emily Kaufman of Macy’s and Lauren Thul of Kenneth Cole.

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Gucci’s Mike Crooks with Emily Kaufman of Macy’s and Lauren Thul of Kenneth Cole

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Gucci’s Mike Crooks and I

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Industry stalwarts dropping by for the first time included Frank Pulice, who shared that he’s switching gears from Carmen Marc Valvo to Pamella Roland, editor Harriet May Powell and associate publisher Louis Coletti of luxury media outlet BOAT International and Bart Boehlert, author of How I Look and senior writer, special projects at Ralph Lauren. Ginger Finds execs Olivia Ray and Blythe Olsen were a great addition. Industry insiders took note that Fern Mallis will be interviewing Iman during Fashion Icons in September. And there was much celebration and to do regarding Christina Neault’s news of her appointment as Pier 59’s first-ever fashion programming consultant. 

(Many photos courtesy Tom Julian)

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MWN co-founding members Kim and Tom with Christina Neault


Filmmaker VIcki Vasilopolous, Rachel Spevak, Mary Ellen Barone and Catherine Salfino

Filmmaker VIcki Vasilopolous, Rachel Spevak, Mary Ellen Barone and Catherine Salfino


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Tom Julian and Frank Pulice


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Darkoh’s Joyce Darkoh and Gaspar Saldanha


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The Refined Gent’s Rob Solis with Ginger Finds executive recruiters Olivia Ray and Blythe Olsen


Bart Boehlert, me and Enrique Crame III

Bart Boehlert, me and Enrique Crame III


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R. Scott French and Maggie Davis of The Bromley Group, Gail Vasquez and Roberto di Mauro


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MWN co-founding member Holly Adam, Thomas Mastronardi, Susan Sidor and Poulo Martorano


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MR’s William Buckley, The Doneger Group’s Tim Bess and Mevyn retailer Noah Zagor


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BOAT International’s Louis Coletti and Harriet Mays Powell with Mark Grischke


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MWN co-founding member John Fowler, Edward Jones and Alan Behar


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FIT student Nataliya Halbout, Allen Cohen, Susan Sidor, Mary Ellen Barone and MR’s Karen Alberg-Grossman


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Former Doneger intern Melissa Weilacher with Edward Jones


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David Rose, Kimberly Cihlar, Lee Davis and Edward Jones


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Newcomer designer Carlos Garciavelez with Mary Ellen


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Ruth Graves of Step USA, a pocket square and accessory collection, middle


Closing shot!

The end of the evening

 

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