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Haute Summer Cocktails: MensWearNetwork July 2016

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.MensWearNetwork July 2016

Other industry gurus gracing the group with their presence included Continue reading

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.

MensWearNetwork The Lambs Club

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 Continue reading

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

Energetic Vibing Last Night at MWN’s Spring Gathering

Ahhhh, Spring! There’s nothing like sunny days, warmer temps and longer, light-filled evenings to bring out the energetic vibe that a good get-together inspires. Spring’s MensWearNetwork gathering at The Lambs Club at The Chatwal did just that.

Last night at The Lambs Club at The Chatwal

Last night’s view after celebrating Spring at The Lambs Club at The Chatwal

With a confluence of new and returning faces in last night’s group, menswear industry executives, marketers, bloggers, designers and editors discussed new retail openings (Letter J, celebrating its first three weeks in Chelsea on West 23rd Street), new collections (Tora Clothing, an Italian-made tailored line set to launch soon), travel (Fern Mallis just back from Dubai), and, of course, plans for the summer. Expect lots of action from this group: film festivals for Vicki Vasilopoulos’ Men of the Cloth documentary; photo shoots for Kevin Stewart’s Old School Shirt Makers; garden parties for photographer Karin Kohlberg; new collection launch for Michael Arguello’s interior design company.

More news on the cusp? Ticket availabilities for Fern Talks with super model Lauren Hutton on May 14th as part of her 92Y series, Tom Mastronardi fêting the Tony Awards June 2nd at Paul Stuart and Judy Agisim prepping for a major international event for the Liceu Barcelona Opera House  June 3rd. We missed our fellow founder and hostess-with-the-mostess, Holly Adam, home sick with the flu, but we tried to include her digitally. Don’t judge, don’t laugh!

Toasting the missing Holly Adam

Toasting the missing Holly Adam, digitally

Kevin Stewart, MWN founder John Fowler, Theresa Hiner and Kim Cihlar

MWN co-founders John Fowler and Kim Cihlar fête co-founder Holly Adam, with designer Kevin Stewart and Fratelli Rossetti’s Theresa Hiner, photo bombing from behind

Fashion blogger Robert Solis humors us with the digital embrace of Holly

Fashion blogger Robert Solis humors us with our continued digital embrace of Holly

Designer Nick Graham with John Kammeier

Designer Nick Graham with John Kammeier

Joni Fiore and MWN co-founder Mary Ellen Baron

Joni Fiore and MWN co-founder Mary Ellen Baron

Fairchildren Jean Palmieri, John Aquino, Catherine Salfino and Tom Beebe with PR guru Judy Agism, second from right

Fairchildren Jean Palmieri, John Aquino, Catherine Salfino and Tom Beebe with PR guru Judy Agism, second from right

Vicki Vasilopoulos, Bill Burns and Kim

Filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos and Bill Burns, who will be kicking off Tora Clothing collection shortly

Warren Carlyle, Tom Beebe and Fern Mallis

An artsy photo of Tom Beebe with Warren Carlyle, Fern Mallis and myself

Montgomery Frasier and Ben Mindich

The perfectly patterned and coordinated Montgomery Frasier and Ben Mindich

Elaine Gross, John Fowler, Jim Bresnahan and Margo Lewis

Elaine Gross, John Fowler, Jim Bresnahan and Margo Lewis

Chiun-Kai Shih and co-founder Tom Julian

Chiun-Kai Shih and co-founder Tom Julian

Tom with newcomers Amanda Mayeux and Rustin Steib

Tom with newcomers Amanda Mayeux and Rustin Steib

Kevin Stewart checking out my Collection 13 oxidized brass railroad spike cuff for men

Kevin Stewart checking out my Collection 13 oxidized brass railroad spike cuff for men

 

 

 

Happy Anniversary, MensWearNetwork!

The Lambs Club

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 Continue reading

MensWearNetwork’s Last Fling of the Year – The Lambs Club at The Chatwal

What a week! Halloween earlier. Los Dios de los Muertos yesterday. Someone’s birthday Thursday (ahem!). But this past Monday night marked a marvelous milestone – the last  MensWearNetwork event of 2013 and a full two years of gathering friends and industry execs for news sharing, knowledge imparting and industry-based narratives. Continue reading