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From Harlem to the Flatiron, holiday window displays are spreading joy and displaying the incredible talents of FIT’s students and faculty.

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Calling it the “best NFL merch in ages,” Vogue.com reported on the product launch of new NFL merchandise designed by the FIT student team that won the NFLxFIT Visual System Design Contest. This contest challenged students minoring in Creative Technology to reimagine unified visual representations of all 32 NFL teams’ identities. These products are now available on NFLShop.com/FIT.

A press release distributed on BusinessWire.com (December 6) announced that FIT and First Insight, a leading solutions provider, have partnered to offer a certification course centered on optimizing predictive analytics to inform design and merchandising decisions. The new course will be available to students beginning with the spring 2018 semester and aims to inform participants on how to mine data and apply analytics to improve strategies for product design, selection, and pricing. Pickups include Erie-NewsNow.com (December 6), Just-Style.com (December 7), and DigitalCommerce360.com (December 11). Additional feature coverage appeared on WWD.com (December 6)—which included quotes from Robin Sackin, chair, Fashion Business Management—and on HFNDigital.com (December 12).

TheFlorentine.net (December 7) announced the upcoming Polimoda All Stars, A Celebration of Our American Legacy, a special event to be held in Florence at the Villa Favard on December 14. The event is “Polimoda’s statement of cultural solidarity and long-established kinship towards Florence’s ever-growing international community of professional, expats, students and creatives.” TheFlorentine.net (December 12) also published an interview with Danilo Venturi, director, Polimoda, in which he discusses his time at the institute, as well as upcoming projects. Polimoda is one of FIT’s three non-U.S. campuses. It was founded 30 years ago by FIT and designer Emilio Pucci.

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