FIT in the News – February 12, 2018

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.

Body Magazine (January issue) and (February issue) both reported on the 2018 Femmy Awards, at which the 15th Annual Student Design Contest featured creations from FIT Fashion Design students specializing in intimate apparel.

MR (January issue) reported on the MR Magazine Menswear Talk: Retail Roundtable, held in collaboration with FIT in November. Topics included menswear trends for 2018, what makes a brand cool, and how to predict what will and won’t sell. (Feb. 5) reported on the new NFL merchandise created with the visual systems designed by the FIT student team that won the NFLxFIT Visual System Design Contest. This contest challenged students minoring in Creative Technology to reimagine unified visual representations of all 32 NFL teams’ identities. Products, which include apparel, blankets, and mugs, among other items, are available on (Feb. 2) profiled interior, furniture, and product designer Karim Rashid, the 2017 recipient of The Lawrence Israel Prize, which has been presented annually by the Interior Design Program since 1998 to highlight ideas and work that enrich FIT students’ course of study. (Feb. 1) profiled intimate apparel designers Stacy Anderson and Elise Gasbarrino, designers and founders of Kent Woman, a lingerie and loungewear brand, citing that they are members of the 2018 class of FIT Design Entrepreneurs program. (Feb. 5) included three FIT Graphic Design students—Michelle Dines, Chase Hostler, and Wing-Sze Ho—in their list of Graphic Design “Students to Watch” for 2018.

Exhibit City News (Feb. issue) reported on the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design program capstone, which took place in December. (Jan. 31) and (Feb. 5) reported on the FIT/Infor Design and Tech Lab partnership with IBM and Tommy Hilfiger in which 15 students and three faculty members from three majors—Textile Development and Marketing, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, and Fashion Design—used IBM Research Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create innovative designs for Tommy Hilfiger. (Jan. 31), in an article on the inspiration behind the new fashion documentary television series Elles, reported that in 2014, 85 percent of students enrolled at FIT were female.

Antiques & Fine Art (March issue) highlighted a silver beverage service created by Wendy Yothers, chair, Jewelry Design. The design of the five-piece set evokes the Art Deco feel of the New York City skyline. (Feb. 4) turned to Shelley Kohan, assistant professor, Fashion Business Management, for comment on the struggles of retailer H&M. “H&M needs a laser focus on product assortment and to ensure products in the market are meeting the needs of their customer in terms of content and availability,” she said. (January 30) included The Museum at FIT (MFIT) as one of their “13 NYC Places Teens Will Love.”

The Body: Fashion and Physique, currently on display at MFIT, received feature coverage on NY1 News (Feb. 1) and (Feb. 6). Additional coverage appeared on NYC Arts (at the 19-minute mark, Feb. 8).

Norell: Dean of American Fashion, which opened at MFIT on Feb. 9, received preopening coverage on (with a gallery of 33 photos), Red Jacket News (not available online) (both Feb. 1), (Feb. 4), NYC Arts (at the 19-minute mark, Feb. 8), and in WWD (Feb. 1).

Black Fashion Designers, which closed at MFIT in May 2016, continues to receive coverage, most recently on (Feb. 5).


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