FIT in the News – April 27, 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.

For the article “How Design Schools Are Teaching the Modern Business of Fashion,” (April 19) spoke with Joanne Arbuckle, deputy to the president for Industry Partnerships and Collaborative Programs, and Michael Ferraro, executive director, FIT/Infor Design and Tech Lab. The article examines “how fashion schools are adjusting to the ways business, technology, and sustainability in fashion are evolving.”

Metro New York and (both April 19) profiled three Fashion Design students—Grace McCarty, Laurin Cabralissa, and Norissa White-Issacs—whose garments were being judged for potential inclusion in FIT’s annual Future of Fashion runway show, being held on May 3. and (both April 13) reported the appointment of Philips McCarty as vice president for Advancement and executive director of the FIT Foundation.

Home Textiles Today (April issue) noted that associate’s and bachelor’s degree students in the Textile/Surface Design department will display their artwork at the annual Suretex show, being held at New York’s Jacob Javits Center from May 20 to 22. (April 23) 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 to create innovative designs for Tommy Hilfiger. (April 19) reported that Andrew Seifer, professor, Interior Design, moderated a discussion at the 2018 Interior Design Student Exhibition, Interior Design: Considering Space. (April 23) spoke with Shelley Kohan, assistant professor, Fashion Business Management, for an article on clothing retailer Zara.

Colleen Hill, curator, Costume and Accessories, The Museum at FIT (MFIT) spoke with (April 18), The New York Times (April 19), and The International New York Times (April 22) for an article about lingerie manufacturer Hanky Panky. (April 17) listed the upcoming Fashion Culture program Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de la Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent.

The Body: Fashion and Physique, currently on display at MFIT, received coverage on and (both April 18).

Norell: Dean of American Fashion, which closed at MFIT on April 14, received coverage on (April 18).

Pockets to Purses: Fashion + Function, organized by graduate students in FIT’s Fashion and Textile Studies program, which closed at MFIT on March 31, received coverage on (April 18).

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