FIT in the News – August 31

August 31, 2016

The Division of Communications and External Relations is pleased to send you 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. (August 22) ranked FIT sixth best in their “2016’s Best & Worst Community Colleges” review. (August 23) and (August 26) picked up the article.

The article “What Do the 10 Most ‘New York’ Jobs Pay?” on (August 10) highlighted FIT’s associate degree program in Fashion Design. “An associate degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology sets up grads for a higher salary than many four-year degrees,” the article said.

Time Out New York (August 16) highlighted certificate programs offered at FIT in an article about New York City–based schools offering adult learning programs. (August 24) reported that FIT has been selected to participate in Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a newly formed nationwide consortium funded with $317 million by the Department of Defense and led by MIT. The initiative is focused on securing U.S. leadership in revolutionary fibers and textiles manufacturing. As the only college selected in the New York City region, FIT will partner with Manufacture New York to launch and host a regional hub by providing faculty experts, interns, and others, as well as skills-based training and education across the fashion textile manufacturing supply chain.

WWD (August 23) spoke with FIT student Ashleigh Angel for an article about the beauty products that college students wear on campus.

Quest (August issue) listed the Couture Council’s annual luncheon on September 7, at which Akris Creative Director Albert Kriemler will receive the 2016 Award for Artistry of Fashion. Akris will hold its fall Fashion Week runway show in New York rather than in Paris for the first time since 2004 to dovetail with the event. (August 24) reported that Namibia Viera Martinez was the winner of the “Best Use of Color Award” in the Sportswear category for The Future of Fashion, which was held in May. Siempre Mujer sponsored the award.

Marianne Klimchuk, professor and associate chair, Packaging Design, wrote an editorial for Packaging World (August issue) about the need for greater customer communication within the industry.

The New York Post (August 29) and (August 26) asked Michelle Handelman, associate professor, Film and Media, to select the most stylish music videos ever featured on the MTV Video Music Awards since the show began in 1984.

Uniformity, currently on display at MFIT, received coverage in Our Town (August 24).  

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