• Commencement Live Stream
    Commencement Live Stream
  • Ciao Firenze: Fashion Design Students Graduate from Florence Program
    Ciao Firenze: Fashion Design Students Graduate from Florence Program
  • The Future of Fashion Seen from 2017
    The Future of Fashion Seen from 2017
  • FIT Faculty Present at Native American Fashion Symposium
    FIT Faculty Present at Native American Fashion Symposium

FIT in the News

WWD.com, ForExTV.com (May 16), CoreCommunique.com (May 17), and TheSeoulTimes.com (May 18) announced that FIT will offer two degree programs—Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management, leading to an AAS degree—at SUNY Korea in Songdo, South Korea, beginning August 25. South Korea is the college’s third location abroad, along with Milan and Florence. Classes will be held at Incheon Global Campus in Songdo, South Korea’s only “smart city,” which is becoming Northeast Asia’s economic hub. SUNY Korea, which was established in 2012 as the first American university in South Korea through the combined effort and investment of the South Korean and U.S. governments and SUNY at Stony Brook University, is the first campus to locate there.

Curbed.com (May 11) and Newsday (May 12) reported that FIT’s new academic building, to be constructed on 28th Street, was a winner of the 35th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design. Awarded by the New York City Public Design Commission and presented by Mayor Bill de Blasio, the winning projects were honored for their remarkable designs that create sustainable spaces and enhance neighborhoods. The ten-story building, designed by SHoP, will feature smart classrooms, a textile lab, administrative offices, and a student life hall.

The Future of Fashion, held on May 8, continues to receive media coverage. Style Code Live (May 15, at the 16:30 mark), the web-based fashion video series on Amazon.com took a behind-the-scenes peek prior to the runway show. WGSN.com (May 5) and PetiteParade.com (May 16) both spotlighted the childrenswear category. Additional coverage appeared on KnitGrandeur.com (May 11), Yahoo.com/Style (May 12), and in WWD (May 10).