FIT in the News – August 31, 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.

In recognition of National Honeybee Day, ABC News’ new Facebook platform, On Location (August 18), featured the beehive housed on the roof of the bridge between the Pomerantz and Goodman buildings. With 50,000 bees as inhabitants, the hive was installed near one of FIT’s green roofs in April.

Metro New York (August 28) reported on the “inclusion initiatives for gender-fluid students” at FIT. Initiatives include all-gender bathrooms, gender-inclusive housing, a Civility Week taking place in October, and the inaugural Diversity Comic Con, all of which aim to highlight respectful ways to learn and live. (August 21) reported that Lili Shi, Fashion Design, will represent FIT in the annual Supima Design Competition. Shi will show her five-look capsule collection, created using Supima cotton, at the Supima runway show during New York Fashion Week this September, where the winner will be announced.

Sean Cormier, associate professor, Textile Development and Marketing, spoke with (August 22) for the article “How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths.” (August 25) and The Cape Cod Times (August 27) reported that Keith Ellenbogen, assistant professor, Photography, encountered a great white shark while photographing ocean life in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Provincetown, Mass. (August 27) turned to Margaret Bishop, adjunct instructor, Textile Development and Marketing, to explain “The Difference Between a $5 White Tee and a $125 White Tee.” Pickups include (August 16) profiled Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT). Steele discusses her background, the curatorial process, and her favorite exhibition. (August 23) included MFIT as one of their suggestions for “100 Things to Do in NYC That Are Completely Free.”

Fashion Unraveled, currently on display at MFIT, received coverage on (France, August 24) and (August 27).

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, which opens at MFIT on September 7, received pre-opening coverage on (Italy, August 20), (France), (Turkey) (both August 24), and (August 27). The companion book to the exhibition received coverage on (August 20).