FIT in the News – May 30

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 announcing the launch of two FIT programs at SUNY Korea was distributed via PR Newswire (May 18) throughout Asia, receiving nearly 200 pickups, including,,,,, and (May 16) reported on the 20th Annual FIT Next Generation Awards, hosted by the Accessories Council and held at FIT, at which students in the Accessories Design and Jewelry Design programs presented their final projects to category judges, who selected the winners.

Manhattan Magazine Modern Luxury (May issue) reported on FIT’s annual gala, held on March 22, which honored Terry J. Lundgren, who stepped down the following day from his role as Macy’s CEO and president. (May 17),, (both May 19), and (Russia, May 20) reported on the second annual Design for Disability project with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, during which Derek Lam mentored six Fashion Design students from FIT, Parsons, and Pratt­–two from each school—who created outfits specifically for women and men with disabilities. The designs were worn by models with cerebral palsy for a runway show at the foundation’s annual gala.

The Future of Fashion, held on May 8, continues to receive media coverage, most recently on (May 19). (May 15) interviewed Den Ly, a graduating senior in Accessories Design, who was named the winner of the 2017 Joseph C. Moore Footwear Scholarship. Awarded by The Fashion Footwear Association of New York and the Arsutoria School in Milan, the scholarship will provide Ly with advanced training in footwear design at a 13-week shoe pattern and prototyping course at Arsutoria, an international institute of footwear and leather goods design.

Ingrid Johnson, professor, Textile Development and Marketing, gave tips to (May 18) on how to use table salt to remove red wine stains.

Patricia Mears, deputy director, MFIT, spoke with (May 19) for an article on flapper style. (May 18) profiled Colleen Hill, curator, Costume and Accessories, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), where she discussed her greatest challenges, what inspires her, and what advice she would give young art historians. (May 17) reported on Red Carpet Style, the Fashion Culture conversation with Hal Rubenstein, held on May 16, at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre.

Force of Nature, opening at MFIT on May 30, received advance feature coverage in WAG (May issue).