FIT in the News – October 20

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.

NY1 News (October 16) conducted live interviews with Dan Shefelman, assistant professor, Illustration, and Elena Conti, an Illustration major, from ChalkFIT, the annual temporary street art display by Illustration students on the exterior walls of FIT. The live broadcasts, at approximately 7 am, and 8 am, were followed by taped reports starting during the noon hour and continuing throughout the day and evening. A report in Spanish on sister station NY1 Noticias started running at 3 pm. (October 13) announced the Harry Winston Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Maurice Galli. Established by the legendary jeweler Harry Winston, Inc. to acknowledge the legacy of the late Maurice Galli, a leading jewelry designer at Harry Winston and a longtime adjunct professor of Jewelry Design at FIT, this scholarship will support, on an annual basis, one student majoring in Jewelry Design. Mia Malmad has been named the first recipient.

New York Lifestyles (October issue) published a full page of photos from this year’s Couture Council luncheon, at which Thom Browne received the award for Artistry of Fashion. Additional coverage also appeared in the same issue.

NY1 News (October 16) profiled pet fashion designer Ada Nieves, who graduated from the Pet Product Design and Marketing Program in 2008.

Yuni Kawamura, professor, Sociology, spoke with (October 3) for an article on the outré street style of Harajuku, Tokyo. “It’s not just about a group of youngsters in distinct clothes,” said Kawamura. “Their stylistic expression is a reflection of their values, norms, beliefs.”

The Boston Globe (October 10) turned to Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor, Menswear, for comment on menswear designer Joseph Abboud and his new role as chief creative director of Tailored Brands, parent company of Men’s Warehouse.

Chelsea Clinton News (October 11) and (October 15) listed the Fashion, Science, and Exploration Symposium, The Museum at FIT’s (MFIT) 18th academic symposium, which explored the impact of scientific thought on fashion in conjunction with two current MFIT exhibitions, Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme and Force of Nature. (October 12) spoke with Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, about the rise of re-issues in fashion, whereby a fashion item from years earlier is brought back. “I think it’s a clever way to subvert the culture of replicating ideas from the past,” said Steele.

Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (September 28), (with a five-image slide show, Germany, October 11),, (both Germany, October 12), and in Time Out New York (October 3) and IN New York (October issue).

Force of Nature, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (October 11).

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