MANHATTAN MOVE: RadiciSpandex Corp.’s annual Stretch to the Future design scholarship competition on May 2 will be held at Pratt Institute’s Manhattan campus at 144 West 14th Street, instead of the High School for Fashion Industries, the site for the past six years. In addition, students will be able to combine stretch fabrics with non-stretch fabrics for their entries.

“We believe this is a real-world approach to how stretch fabrics can be used to enhance mainstream fashion, of which stretch is becoming an increasingly important component,” said Bill Girrier, vice president of sales and marketing at RadiciSpandex.

This year’s designer judge is Stan Herman, three-time Coty Award winner and president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

GIDC TURNS 20: New York’s Garment Industry Development Corp. will mark its 20th anniversary at a March 24 cocktail party. The group will honor Michael Groveman, chief executive officer of Bill Blass; Edgar Romney, executive vice president of UNITE HERE, and the New York City Council, including Speaker Gifford Miller (D., Manhattan). All three have been active in the GIDC’s mission of working to retain local manufacturing jobs. The event at The Westside Loft will also feature a fashion show of locally made looks.

This story first appeared in the February 22, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.