FIT in the News – December 10, 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.

President Joyce F. Brown was profiled by (November 27) and Modern Luxury Manhattan (December issue, pages 94 and 95) for a feature on New York City innovators. Calling Dr. Brown an “out-of-the-box thinker,” she is identified as a source of “energy on which this city was built,” and is “setting the tone—and changing the conversation of how the world views art today and beyond.” (November 20) and (November 30) reported on the Fashion Culture program Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man: Fame, Fashion, Art, held on November 14. (November 21) listed the Fashion Culture program How to Slay, where author Constance White discussed the influence of black style on today’s fashions. (November 22) mentioned 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.Preview (opens in a new window)

Jeffrey Silberman, chair, Textile Development and Marketing, discussed cashmere with (November 27). (November 30) turned to Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor, Menswear, for comment on the dearth of black fashion designers.

Catherine Geib, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, spoke with The New York Daily News and (both November 23) about the retailer Victoria’s Secret.

Tom Scott, adjunct instructor, Fashion Design, spoke with (November 22) about the uniforms for the University of Missouri football team.

Emma McClendon, associate curator of costume, The Museum at FIT, spoke with (November 20) about dressing up for air travel. (December 2) spoke with Ariele Elia, industry/project coordinator, School of Graduate Studies, for an article on fashion copycats.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, spoke with Elle (December issue) about the robe.

Fabric in Fashion, which opened at MFIT on December 4, received pre-opening coverage on (November 26) and (November 28).

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (United Kingdom, November 15), (November 20), (November 21), (November 23), (November 24), (November 29), and (December 1).