FIT in the News – July 20

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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.

Blogs.Infor.com (June 19 and July 6) announced that FIT Fashion Design student Brandon Johnson and International Trade and Marketing students Kathleen Frey and Sonne Bajwa are the winners of the Infor/FIT Fashion Design ICONS Award. Johnson’s winning design was inspired by a string of pearls and matching earrings that belonged to his mother. The gown will be worn by influencer Olivia Perez on the red carpet at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS event, held in New York during Fashion Week in September. Frey and Bajwa won for their business/marketing plan “Red Carpet Everyday,” which takes Johnson’s design from red carpet to retail.

InteriorDesign.net (July 6) announced that Interior Design student Regan Adair has taken first place in the residential design category of the seventh annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Competition. Adair used Sherwin-Williams paint colors in his design of a modern living space reminiscent of a carved Asian lacquered box.

WWD.com (July 10) reported that FIT will again participate in the tenth annual Supima Design Contest, which culminates with a runway show to be held on September 7 at Pier 59 Studios during New York Fashion Week.

A press release distributed on PR Newswire in France (June 15) announced the findings of FIT’s Master of Professional Studies program in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management capstone presentation The Future of Brands, held on June 13 and sponsored by Shiseido Americas. The release received more than 30 pickups, including Ma-BoiteaSecrets.blogspot.fr and AmandineduBlogailleurs.fr.  The release received more than 170 pickups throughout China, Japan and South Korea, and more than 300 pickups throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.

In an article about books assigned by colleges to incoming students, NYTimes.com (July 1) and The New York Times (July 2) reported that the summer reading assignment book for incoming FIT students is So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson.

TheWireCutter.com (July 10) included information provided by Min Zhu, assistant professor, Textile Development and Marketing, for an article on selecting the best sports bras.

Force of Nature, currently on view at The Museum at FIT (MFIT), received coverage on NYC-Arts and NYC-Arts.org (at the 20-minute mark, both July 6), NYCStyleLittleCannoli.com (July 10), and in Town & Village (June 29).

AccessoriesMagazine.com (July 11) reported on the “amazing” companion book to the exhibition Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme, opening at MFIT on September 15.