FIT in the News – September 22

September 22, 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.

Harper’s Bazaar (October issue) and (September 19) has an article titled “Made in New York” about how New York City, under the leadership of Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, is maintaining and advancing the city as a major fashion capital. FIT’s new academic building is a focus of the piece, including a quote from President Joyce F. Brown. The article cites FIT as “one of the greatest bastions of creativity.” Glen, noting that FIT is a public university, says, “What does that say about us as a city? That the best and the brightest from around the world are coming to a public university.”

A press release distributed via (September 14) announced that Columbus Consulting International is supporting FIT’s Global Fashion Management graduate program seminar series, which takes place from September 19 to 28 at the SUNY Global Center. Pickups include, and (September 12), in an article on the underrepresentation of female designers at New York Fashion Week, reported that in 2014, 85 percent of students enrolled at FIT were women. (September 13) spoke with Ingrid Price, instructor, Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, about costume design classes at FIT and what it takes to become a costume designer. (September 12) reported that Melanie Reim, associate chair, Illustration MFA, was spotted sketching at the Tommy Hilfiger fashion show and carnival, held at the South Street Seaport. Reporter Lisa Lockwood also interviewed and quoted several FIT students.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), was quoted in The Wall Street Journal (September 11) about the return of 1980s “power dressing.” Steele also interviewed architect and designer Michael Gabellini on the subject of simplicity for Surface (September issue).

Colleen Hill, assistant curator, MFIT, spoke with (September 13) about “fast fashion” and its implications for sustainable brands. “The more that designers speak out about the need for change, the more consumers will understand it,” Hill said. In InStyle (October issue), Hill discussed the “first modern bra” in an article on the history of the brassiere.

Uniformity, currently on display at MFIT, received coverage on (September 16).

Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe, which opened at MFIT on September 23, received advance feature coverage in The Wall Street Journal (September 18). Additional coverage was received on (September 12), including an interview with Valerie Steele, who organized the MFIT exhibition.

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