FIT in the News – January 27

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.

A press release distributed via PRNewswire (January 19) announced that FIT is launching a Master of Fine Arts degree program in Fashion Design, with the first cohort starting in the fall 2017 semester. A program of the School of Graduate Studies, it is the first MFA in Fashion Design within the SUNY system, and incorporates elements that distinguish it from similar graduate programs. The release was picked up by more than 230 outlets, including, and dozens of affiliate websites of CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox.

HGTV Magazine (February issue) spoke with Ingrid Johnson, professor and assistant chair, Textile Development and Marketing, about the best way to store sweaters.

Margaret Bishop, Adjunct Instructor, Textile Development and Marketing, authored a feature article that appeared in Apparel (January issue) on the lack of sustainability in the fast fashion marketplace.

Black Fashion Designers, currently on display at The Museum at FIT (MFIT), received feature coverage on (January 21), which included a video tour of the exhibition. Additional coverage appeared in New York Amsterdam News (January 18).

Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 received advance coverage in W magazine (February issue).