FIT in the News – January 15, 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.

The Fashion Culture program Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man, held on November 14, received coverage in New York Lifestyles (January issue).

Business Week (December 17) spoke with Steven Frumkin, dean, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, for an article on modest fashion. (December 18) picked up the article. (India, December 10) turned to Jeffrey Silberman, chair, Textile Development and Marketing, for comment for an article about the garment recycling efforts of retailer H&M.

Sean Cormier, associate professor, Textile Development and Marketing, gave tips to (December 18) on how to shrink clothes.

Daniel Levinson Wilk, associate professor, American History, wrote an article for Elevator World (December 8) with his picks for the best elevator art of 2018.

Shelley Kohan, assistant professor, Fashion Business Management, gave her top predictions for retail in 2019 to (December 6). Kohan also spoke with (December 16) about LVMH and their continued expansion into the travel and hospitality industry.

The Wall Street Journal (December 3) spoke with Ariele Elia, industry project coordinator, School of Graduate Studies, for an article on fashion copycats.

A press release distributed via Globe Newswire (December 13) announced “Powerful Pink: From Cute to Confident,” a scholarly panel discussion held at FIT in conjunction with cosmetics company Mary Kay, which partnered with The Museum at FIT (MFIT) for the exhibition Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color. The article received dozens of pickups on local CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox affiliate station websites. Additional coverage appeared on (December 14) and (December 19).

Emma McClendon, associate curator of costume, MFIT, spoke with Glamour (January 2019 issue) about “cozycore,” a blend of streetwear and athleisure.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, spoke with (December 13) for an article on fashion originality. Steele gave tips for purchasing an “investment” handbag to (Canada, December 28) and The Saturday Star (December 29). Steele appeared in a 25-minute video interview with Big Think (January 1) in which she discusses such topics as New York Fashion Week, shoes, and the all-time fashion greats.

Fabric In Fashion, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (France, December 4), (December 5), (December 27), (December 28), and in Modern Luxury Manhattan (December issue).

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, which closed at MFIT on January 5, received coverage on (Netherlands, December 4), (December 6), (December 20), (December 22), and (December 27), and in Advocate (January issue) and La Stampa (December 28). The companion book of the exhibition received coverage on (Brazil, December 14) and in Forbes (December 19).

The Body: Fashion and Physique, which closed at MFIT in May, received coverage on (December 8).

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