FIT in the News – November 10

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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.

President Joyce F. Brown’s letter to the editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education on the value of a liberal arts education was posted to Chronicle.com (November 3). “The very skills that emanate from liberal arts learning are those that industry leaders consistently tell us they want in their employees: the ability to think critically, to problem solve and communicate well, and to have a sophisticated understanding and appreciation of other cultures so as to navigate successfully in a global economy,” Brown wrote. “That is why at FIT, liberal-arts study is a strategic and integral part of the curriculum.” Pickups include the SUNY News Clips daily email blast (November 6).

Gotham-Magazine.com (with a seven-image slideshow, October 26), Metro New York, and Metro,us (with a five-image slideshow, both November 2) reported on the official launch of the FIT Design Entrepreneurs Collaborative. The 5,400 square-foot space provides private showrooms and allows emerging designers who are alumni of FIT alumni or of the Design Entrepreneurs program to meet with buyers and retailers, hold mini-marts during market weeks, and leverage the help of FIT’s network.

Quest (October issue) covered this year’s Couture Council luncheon, at which Thom Browne received the award for Artistry of Fashion.

FeNews.co.uk (October 30), MarieClaire.it (Italy), LadyClick.info (both October 31), GQ.com.tw (Taiwan), and TimesHigherEducation.com (both November 3) reported that in its third annual Global Fashion School Rankings, the fashion news website Business of Fashion placed FIT seventh in the world among undergraduate fashion programs, fifth among graduate fashion programs, and fourth among graduate business schools. FIT is one of only two U.S. schools to make the top ten.

Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, spoke with CBS News (November 1) for a packaged segment on vanity sizing, which aired on multiple CBS stations, including WTOL.com (Toledo, Ohio), WDTV.com (Clarksburg, West Virginia), WTKR.com (Norfolk, Virginia), and Miami.CBSLocal.com.

Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme, currently on view at The Museum at FIT, received coverage in Notions (October issue).