FIT in the News – August 17, 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.

Dr. Joyce F. Brown penned an essay for (August 14) on how she utilized intuition and consensus building to advance technology, innovation, and learning at FIT. “I came to realize that to be a successful leader, I would have to build consensus out of all those disparate voices,” said Dr. Brown. New York Amsterdam News (July 18) reported that Dr. Brown attended the 2018 Elly Awards, where she introduced honoree Deirdre Quinn, cofounder and chief executive officer of Lafayette 148 and FIT Trustee. (July 31) announced Heat-MX—FIT 2018 Student Design Contest: Disruptive Technologies in Thermal Insulation, a contest in which FIT students will create designs using Heat-MX thermal insulation products. (July 27) and Metro New York (July 30) announced that Sam Riley, Accessories Design, is a finalist in a design contest by Bowlero, parent company of Bowlmor, to redesign bowling shoes produced and distributed to nearly 100 Bowlero and Bowlmor locations across the country. Riley’s “illusion shoe” uses the blue and black found in Bowlero’s logo with a touch of white, along with glowing neon lights. (July 26) reported that Max Hechtman, Film and Media, has created the documentary Youth Suicide Prevention: Stories of Strength and Hope, with the intent to submit it to various film festivals. Hechtman previously filmed FIT Hives: Sustainability—The Secret to Survival, a documentary examining the benefits of FIT’s beehives.

Ellen Lynch, professor, Accessories Design, commented on (Spain) (August 1) in an article on sneakers. (July 23) and The New York Post (July 24) turned to Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor, Menswear, for historical context on men’s neckties.

A quote given by Shelley Kohan, assistant professor, Fashion Business Management, for an article on “ugly” fashion to the was picked up by, (both July 26), The Toronto Star (July 27), The Dallas Morning News (July 28), and (July 30). (July 27) and The New York Times (July 29) profiled Emily Blumenthal, adjunct instructor, Entrepreneurship. Blumenthal founded the Independent Handbag Designer Awards.

Fashion Unraveled, currently on display at MFIT, received coverage on (July 25).

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, which opens at MFIT on September 7, received pre-opening coverage on, (China) (July 23), (July 25), and (Spain) (July 27).

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