FIT in the News – April 9, 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. (March 29) reported that FIT associate and bachelor students in Textile/Surface Design will have their works displayed at the annual National Stationery Show, being held May 20–23 at the Javits Center. (March 21), (March 28), and (April 2) all reported on the FIT/Infor Design and Tech Lab partnership with 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.

The Couture Council’s inaugural luncheon kicking off New York Fashion Week was covered by (April 2). The luncheon featured a tête-à-tête with Anish Melwani, CEO of LMVH, and was held at Avra. (March 30) spoke with Sean Cormier, associate professor, Textile Development and Marketing, for an article on quality inspections in the global supply trade. “The customer wants lower prices,” Cormier said. “They demand more technology like wrinkle resistance, and they want to spend less and less. It’s hard. Wall Street wants certain margins.”

Earnshaw’s Infants, Girls & Boyswear Review (March issue) turned to Lauren Zodel, adjunct instructor, Fashion Design, for comment on female empowerment messaging in girls’ clothing. “Designers are relooking at the approach they take to designing boys’ vs. girls’ clothing,” Zodel said. “Given the female empowerment movement momentum, text in their collections can work too.” (March 28) included The Museum at FIT (MFIT) as one of their “30 Free Things You Gotta Do This April in New York City.”

Norell: Dean of American Fashion, currently on display at MFIT, received coverage in Manhattan Modern Luxury (March issue).