FIT in the News – October 20

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October 20, 2016

The Division of Communications and External Relations is pleased to share FIT in the News, which reports highlights of major news stories about the college and/or that quote the college’s experts. These stories will be accessible for at least seven days by clicking on the links below. (October 13) published a feature story about Timothy Joo and Daniel Joo of Haerfest, noting that the brothers and business partners took first place in this year’s Design Entrepreneurs NYC class, winning a $100,000 award.

An article about Meredith Koop, Michelle Obama’s personal stylist, on (October 13) noted that the first lady wore a dress designed by Natalya Koval, who at the time was a Fashion Design student at FIT, for the daylong Fashion Education Workshop that Mrs. Obama hosted at the White House in 2014. The article states that “Mrs. Obama appeared in a dress designed by Fashion Institute of Technology student Natalya Koval, who was also in attendance. ‘When [the first lady] wears an up-and-coming designer, it creates this feeling that anything is possible,’ Koop explains.”

An article on (October 12) about the Chelsea Film Festival, which took place October 13–16, noted that FIT is the festival’s educational partner as well as a venue. (October 11) noted that Sass Brown, interim dean, School of Art and Design, will be the keynote interview for Eco Fashion Week, the world’s largest sustainable fashion event, taking place in Seattle November 1–4.

For its “Guide to Cashmere,” InStyle (November 2016) tapped Sean Cormier, associate professor, Textile Development and Marketing, to discuss how to determine the quality of cashmere in a garment by carefully reading the label.

Magda Francois, assistant director, Admissions, was cited as a source in a New York Daily News (October 13) article titled “Charting Your Path to an Arts Degree.”

Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe, currently on display at The Museum at FIT (MFIT), received coverage on (October 14), in The Globe and Mail, and on (both October 15).

Black Fashion Designers, which opens at MFIT on December 6, received advance coverage in The New York Post and on (both October 16) in a feature article about the late designer Ann Lowe.

Global Fashion Capitals, which closed November 14, 2015, received coverage on Italian fashion site (October 11).



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