FIT in the News – October 27, 2017

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., (all October 19),,, and (all South Korea, October 20) reported on the launch of FIT’s third international campus, at SUNY Korea in Songdo. FIT President Joyce F. Brown and a delegation of FIT administrators traveled to South Korea for three days of celebrations, meetings, and activities, including a gala, fashion show, and alumni event. They joined ChoonHo Kim, president of SUNY Korea, as well as Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., MD, president of Stony Brook University (the first SUNY school to offer programs in Korea). The FIT academic programs now being offered in Korea are Fashion Business Management and Fashion Design, both leading to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. (October 23) included FIT’s AlgiKnit project in the article “How Technology Is Shaping the Future of Sustainable Fashion.” The AlgiKnit group is developing a groundbreaking, sustainable textile composed, in part, of a seaweed called kelp, one of the world’s most rapidly renewing resources. AlgiKnit won the 2016 Biodesign Challenge for an earlier iteration of the idea. (October 22) 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. (October 19) covered a presentation given by four recent graduates of the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management program at Luxury Interactive 2017, a three-day conference on luxury brands in the digital marketplace. (with a four-image slide show, October 19) reported on ChalkFIT, the annual temporary street art display by Illustration students on the exterior walls of FIT.

Manhattan Modern Luxury Magazine (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. (October 17) interviewed Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), for the article “The Art of Fashion Curation.” (October 18) reported on a recent Fashion Culture event at which Steele presented an in-depth look at the new edition of her book Paris Fashion: A Cultural History.

Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme, currently on view at MFIT, received feature coverage on (October 20) and (October 23). Additional coverage appeared on (with a 10-image slide show),, and (all October 18).