FIT in the News – February 10

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. (February 8) extensively quoted Steven Frumkin, dean, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, in an article on athleisure company Under Armour’s adaptation of new technologies, including 3-D printing and body scanners, in their design process.

Celia Bergoffen, adjunct assistant professor, History of Art, was featured on (February 2) and in The New York Times (February 3) in an article about the recent discovery of underground vaults in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, used in the 19th century for the manufacture of beer. Bergoffen, an archaeologist, was called in to work at the site. (February 2) and (February 3) noted that FIT Fashion Design students’ award-winning intimate apparel designs were on display during the Femmy Awards Gala, held on January 31. The student designs were part of the Underfashion Club’s 14th Annual Student Design Contest. The winning garment, “Tres Sportive,” was created by Katelyn Zawierucha. and Rodale’s Organic Life (March issue) both mentioned the November 2016 Fashion Culture program Field to Frock: Fashion Lessons from the Slow Food Movement. (February 6) profiled Dawnn Karen, adjunct instructor, Social Sciences. The article highlights her background as well as her approach to teaching fashion psychology.

Colleen Hill, assistant curator, The Museum at FIT, spoke with (February 3) for an article on bra sizing. (February 6) included MFIT in a list of “10 Fab Free Things to Do in the Big Apple.” On The Go (February issue) included MFIT in its “Fashionista Travel Guide” to New York City.

Black Fashion Designers, currently on display at MFIT, received coverage on (February 3), with pickup on Additional coverage appeared on (Germany), (all February 3), and (February 5).

The Black Fashion Designers Symposium, held on February 6, received advance coverage on and (both February 6).

Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 received advance coverage on (February 3) and in Elle (Denmark, February issue, not available online) and The Epoch Times (February 3).

Global Fashion Capitals, which closed in November 2015, continues to receive coverage, most recently on (February 3).


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