TOMMY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

NEW YORK — The American Printed Fabrics Council has unveiled its nominees for the 25th Tommy Awards for innovation in printed fabrics.
Fabrics from seven companies were nominated for in five categories of women’s apparel.
Printer nominees and women’s apparel manufacturer customers are, by category:
Women’s and misses’ dresses — Cranston Apparel Fabrics and Match Design; De Marco California Fabrics and Barbara Lesser; Gencorp Printworld and Bassonelli; Symphony Fabrics Corp. and Softwear, and Transprint USA and Damzels.
Junior dresses and sportswear — De Marco and Hot Kiss; DMC Prints and Russell Kemp; Gencorp and Jonathan Martin, and Transprint and Rampage.
Women’s blouses, separates and sportswear — Cranston and Smart Novelty; De Marco and Donna Jessica; DMC and Russell Kemp, and Symphony Fabrics and KLG & Co.
Women’s loungewear, sleepwear and swimwear — Concord Fabrics and Fernella’s Jools; De Marco and Verena Designs; Gencorp and G. Danna & Berlei USA, and Transprint and Aren Lynn.
Women’s after-five — De Marco and Jeffrey and Dara Evenings; Gencorp and Tripp; Gencorp and Jonathan Martin: Symphony and Tom Barra Collection, and Transprint and XOXO.
Nominees were chosen from a field of about 400 submissions evaluated by a panel of 11 judges including current and former textile executives, fashion editors, fashion educators and retailers.
Winners will be announced at a gala at the Pierre Hotel on Oct. 15.
The APFC will also present a special Tommy award to Steve Raish, president of home and leisure at J.C. Penney Co.

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