FIT in the News – January 28, 2019

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., (both January 11) and WWD (January 14) reported on the kickoff event for FIT Design Entrepreneurs (FITDE), a free, intensive “mini-MBA” program—now in its seventh year—that teaches emerging designers how to run a successful label. A $100,000 prize will be awarded to the company that presents the most outstanding business plan, and $50,000 will go to the second-place company. Both winners will use these funds to implement business plans developed as part of the program.

Shelley Kohan, assistant professor, Fashion Business Management, spoke with (January 17) for an article on retailer Dollar Tree.

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), appeared in the four-part series American Style on CNN. The series takes a look at American fashion from post-World War II until the present day. Parts 1 and 2 premiered January 13; episodes 3 and 4 aired January 20. Additional coverage appeared on (January 13). Steele also offered perspective to (January 16) for an article on the “mom uniforms of Park Slope.”

The companion book for Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT, which opens on February 8, received coverage in Elle (February issue).

Fabric In Fashion, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (January 8), and was the cover story in Threads (March issue).

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, which closed at MFIT on January 5, received coverage on (January 1). The companion book of the exhibition received coverage on (January 10).

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