FIT in the News – March 26, 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.

A press release distributed via PR Newswire (March 18) announced that the FIT/Infor DTech Lab has entered a partnership with OnPoint Manufacturing (OPM) that will lay the groundwork for the college to launch its own branded lines of apparel and accessories. FIT will develop a brand and a series of labels designed, marketed, and retailed by students and manufactured using OnPoint’s innovative fit personalization technologies and supply chain strategies. This FIT brand will reflect the creative and intellectual capital of FIT, and will be executed with a wearable avant-garde aesthetic that includes two collections of women’s wear, one targeted at a luxury market and the other a mid-market consumer. The release was picked up by nearly 160 outlets including,,, and Dozens of affiliate stations of NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox also picked up the article. Additional coverage includes (March 18). (March 12) announced that for the third year, classes from FIT’s Center for Continuing and Professional Studies will be offered at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. (with five-image slideshow) and (both March 15) reported on the winter luncheon for the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT (MFIT), held at Avra Madison Estiatorio and sponsored by Saks. The event was attended by approximately 120 people and raised $65,000 for MFIT. (March 19) discussed the Fashion Culture program screening of Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco held on March 6.

Emma McClendon, associate curator of costume, MFIT, gave historical context to (March 18) and The New York Times (March 19) for an article on Levi’s jeans. Pickups include and (Canada) (both March 20). (March 12) reported that Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, attended an International Women’s Day dinner hosted by Kering, a French luxury goods company.

The Traphagen School: Fostering American Fashion, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (March 8) and (March 18).

Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT received coverage on (with six-image slideshow, March 15), (March 17), (March 18), and (March 19).

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