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This year’s Couture Council luncheon, at which Thom Browne received the award for Artistry of Fashion, received coverage and slideshows on,, and many more.  Valerie Steele, director, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), took Thom Browne on a 20-minute long tour of MFIT’s newly renovated collections space, which was filmed and posted by Town & Country on their Facebook page (Sept 8) and has received over 37,000 views to date. Read more (Sept 7),,, (all Sept 8 ), (France, Sept 11), and (Italy, Sept 12) reported that May 2017 Fashion Design graduate Alyssa Wardrop was the winner of the 10th annual Supima Design Competition.  Wardrop’s collection, “Body as Canvas,” was inspired by 1960s Italian cinema. Seven students from the nation’s top design schools competed by designing collections made from Supima cotton. Wardrop received $10,000 to jumpstart her career and will present her collection during Paris Fashion Week on September 26. Read more, with pickup on (both Sept 8), spoke with Joanne Arbuckle for an article on how FIT is teaching young designers about launching a new brand in today’s retail environment. The article focused on the Harper’s Bazaar Infor/FIT Fashion Design ICON student contest, and how Fashion Design student Brandon Johnson’s winning design went from the red carpet to retail. Influencer Olivia Perez wore Johnson’s creation on the red carpet at the ICONS event, held at the Plaza on September 8. Read more

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