Tag Archives: Men’s Wear Week

MensWearNetwork’s April Throw-Down: Fern Mallis,
100 Attendees and The Lambs Club at The Chatwal Hotel

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)!

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Fern Mallis with raffle winner Chunky Shih (Photos courtesy of Tom Julian)

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!

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Bene Rialto’s David Teeter and Jo Polanco

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Founding members Holly Adam and Mary Ellen Barone flank Ed Jones

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Paul Spriggs, Sascha Beicken, Lisa Silhanek, singer Josh Shapiro

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

FIT student and intern Melissa Weilacher, Jason Somerfeld of JLetter boutique and Metrick Design’s Andres Saenz

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Chunky and his birthday cupcake, courtesy of founding member Holly Adam

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

The rock’n roll crew from John Varvatos, Robert McCaffery, Don Witkowski and Carlos Cabrera with Mary Ellen Barone

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Susan Sidor, Holly Adam, Gary Williams and Engineered Garment’s Angelo Urrutia

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Allen Cohen, founding member John Fowler, designer Jerry Kaye and wife Gina Hansen

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Michael Shane and The Refined Gent’s Rob Solis

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Catherine Salfino, John Maroney and Christina Neault

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Founding member Tom Juliand with Nelson Mui

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Bene Rialto’s David Teeter and Jo Polanco

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Paul Spriggs, Mary Ellen Barone, Susan Sidor, Robert di Mauro, Margot Lewis, founding members Kimberly Cihlar and Tom Julian

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Grown and Sewn’s Rob Magness

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

John Wilson, Stephanie Boyles and Omar J. Cunningham

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Lenor Romano of Lenor Romano based in LIC with Michael Martorella

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club

Andrea Oltjen,, Barney A. Bishop, John Fowler, Johanne Siff and Robert Di Mauro

Photographer Jennifer Graylock's latest project, the hysterically ironical doll Turleen Trailer Park Queen

Photographer Jennifer Graylock’s latest project, the hysterically ironical doll Turleen Trailer Park Queen

MensWearNetwork April 2015 Event at The Lambs Club