Another one down and what a night! Our second event of the year saw our upstairs room at The Lambs Club at The Chatwal packed for last night’s MWN April gathering, with about 100 attendees sharing news, views and menswear ideas for the future. We raffled off Fern Mallis’s just-published book, “Fashion Lives” (Rizzoli). Celebrated Chiun-Kai Shih’s return from a whirlwind global travel schedule, as well as his birthday AND his winning of the raffle (below)!
Caught up with long-time friends like Fern (above), as well as Ed Jones in town from Dallas, Allen Cohen who just joined Japanese mattress-topper Airweave and Vince Gonzales of Respect Wear. Made a bunch of new ones like Danny Gee of DGee Design and celebrity photographer Jennifer Graylock, who regaled us with “Turleen, the Trailer Trash Queen,” the doll and company she purchased recently from its creator. Missed photographer Karin Kohlberg and how beautiful (and young!) she always makes us look with her visual coverage of the night. Sending love and support to our sweet friend as she continues treatment for her recently diagnosed cancer; we’ll have more news soon on a fundraiser being developed for her and her medical bills.
All in all, lots was blooming in the menswear arena, particularly speculation about the upcoming Men’s Wear Week in July. Who’s going to show? Who will be on the new calendar? Stay tuned and see you at July’s MWN shindig!