FIT in the News – October 25

October 25, 2016

The East Bay Times (California, October 23) included FIT’s Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design program in an article about various career paths in the fashion industry.

Sass Brown, interim dean, School of Art and Design, was quoted on (October 18) in a series titled “Reclaim,” which spotlights the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve it. This particular article, “This Is Not Your Typical Sweatshirt,” takes a closer look at Tom Cridland, who designs sweatshirts he guarantees will last 30 years. Brown weighed in on Cridland’s product guarantee, saying, “The concept of making something well that lasts isn’t a particularly new one.”

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), was quoted on (October 21) about “How to Wear Corsets Without Looking Trashy.” (October 21) announced that Steele will be participating in the 18th Annual Fashion + Design Conference “Pioneers,” being held at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. (October 19) picked up a quote Steele gave to The Guardian in July about Hillary Clinton’s white pantsuit choice for the final presidential debate.

Emma McClendon, assistant curator of costume, MFIT, who organized Uniformity, was quoted in the print edition of The New York Times (October 20) and online (October 19) for the article “Durable Designs for Women Who Wrangle and Weld,” which uncovers how women who are working in male-dominated careers have a need for work clothes suited for manual labor. “American workwear for women is not as well documented as men’s brands,” McClendon said. The Times story was picked up by (October 19) and (October 22). McClendon was also interviewed for Canada’s (October 21) about the Uniformity exhibition. Uniformity also received coverage in the October issue of Downtown Magazine NYC. (October 20) published a story based on the New York Post and (both October 16) feature article about the late designer Ann Lowe, in which Elizabeth Way, curatorial assistant, MFIT, was quoted and the upcoming Black Fashion Designers exhibition was mentioned.

Advance coverage for Black Fashion Designers, opening on December 6 at MFIT, appeared on (all October 21), (all October 22), Refinery29.comThe, (both October 23), (pickup from, (all October 24),, and (all October 26).

The Proust’s Muse Symposium, which took place on October 20, received coverage on (October 21), (October 22), and in WWD (October 24).

MFIT’s Fashion Culture event, Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being, which will take place on November 3, was included in the listings on (October 24).


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