Contours International Lingerie Awards

On Monday night, Contours Magazine & The Intimate Apparel Council, sponsored a dinner, fashion show and awards presentation at the Grand Ballroom, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, NYC. The awards, to honor creativity and design in the lingerie industry, were co-sponsored by Montreal Collections. (Click here to see some of the award winning designs from the runway show.)

Dinner was preceded by a “fashion showcase” presented by CILA awards co-sponsor, the Intimate Apparel Council of America. The show, on a traditional elevated runway, was a pre-cursor to the main event. The CILA Fashion show, featuring the 79 finalists, in 17 categories, was presented by category. The winners are as follows:

Best t-shirt bra: Chantelle and Le Mystere (tie)
Best daywear: Rene Rofe
Best nightwear glamour: Jane Woolrich and Jonquil (tie)
Best nightwear functional: Eberjey
Best robes/loungewear: Jonquil
Best d+: Wacoal
Best fashion: Hanky Panky
Best control/shapewear glamour: Rago
Best control/shapewear functional: Rago
Best technical innovation: Wacoal
Best bridal: Le Caprice de Marie
Best co-ordinate luxury: Claire Pettibone
Best co-ordinate moderate: BB Curves
Best plus size: Goddess
Best seamless: La Cosa
Best maternity: Elle Macpherson
Best spa: Carlton hall

There were over 200 attendees, many from leading intimate apparel companies, who enjoyed the sit down dinner, fashion shows and dancing to a live band. For more information about the awards contact: Linda Farha 1-866-440-4034 or

-Rhonda Erb

Rhonda Erb

Rhonda Erb writes about fashion, travel and lifestyle from a New Yorker’s perspective in Better Bets. A self-confessed Instagram addict, her work has also appeared in such publications as Runway Magazine. Follow her at: Instagram: @betterbets Twitter: @betterbetsny tumblr:

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