FIT in the News – September 28, 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. (September 18) reported that Lili Shi, Fashion Design, was the winner in the annual Supima Design Competition. Shi showed her five-look capsule collection, all created using Supima cotton, at the Supima runway show held during New York Fashion Week. Shi received a $10,000 check from Supima to kick-start her design career and presented her collection during Paris Fashion Week. (September 20) reported on this year’s Couture Council luncheon, at which Narciso Rodriguez received the award for Artistry of Fashion.

Parents Magazine (October issue) spoke with Ingrid Johnson, professor, Textile Development and Marketing, to answer “your most pressing laundry questions.” (September 21) turned to Michael Ferraro, executive director, FIT/Infor Design and Tech Lab, to explain “what the future holds for AI in fashion design.”

Newport Life (October issue) profiled Rebecca Kelly, professor, Fashion and Textile Studies. (September 17) published an article and photos by Keith Ellenbogen, assistant professor, Photography, documenting his encounter with a great white shark while photographing ocean life in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Provincetown, Mass.

The Wall Street Journal (September 16) turned to Patricia Mears, deputy director, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), for comment on the influence of space exploration on current menswear collections.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, spoke with Departures (September issue) about the return of 1980s fashions.

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (September 18),,, The Economist’s (all September 20),, (both September 21), and in Time Out New York (September 18), The New York Amsterdam News (September 19), and Harper’s Bazaar Mexico (link unavailable, October issue).