FIT in the News – April 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.,, two articles on,,, The New York Post’s, (with a 14-image slideshow), (all April 4),, (April 5), WWD (April 8 and 12), (April 12),, and (April 18) reported on FIT’s Annual Awards Gala and Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference, which, for the first time, were held conjunctively. The 2019 gala honored visionaries spearheading real change across industries. The conference covered such topics as the workforce of the future, circularity, and exciting innovations in biodesign.

A press release distributed via PR Newswire (April 23) announced that FIT’s Infor/DTech Lab and IBM are partnering to help build the creative fashion workforce of the future. FIT will leverage IBM’s artificial intelligence (AI) for fashion capabilities—a suite of application programming interfaces (APIs) developed and trained for the fashion industry that leverage deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision to help fashion companies improve customer experience, enhance their product design, development, and merchandising/planning activities, and augment merchandise performance analysis.  The release was picked up by nearly 150 outlets, including,,, and dozens of affiliate stations of CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox. Additional coverage appeared on (April 23), (April 25), and in WWD (April 24). (April 4) reported that Fashion 4 Development, an organization committed to sustainable practices, has partnered with FIT to expedite programs designed to accelerate the fashion industry at large in order to advance higher education and impact the future of fashion and beauty industries.

Daily Front Row (April 17) reported on the upcoming Future of Fashion runway show, which will be held on May 9.

A press release distributed via Global Newswire (April 17) announced that Questex’s American Salon is partnering with the Gladys Marcus Library’s Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC) to house the archives of the 142-year-old publication. (April 19) and NY1 News Noticias (April 22) and profiled Lorenza de la Puente, Fashion Design student and Presidential Scholar.

Jeffrey Silberman, chair, Textile Development and Marketing, spoke with The Wall Street Journal (April 7) for an article on fabrics made from hemp. (April 9) reported on The Museum at FIT’s (MFIT) third annual Couture Council winter luncheon, held at Avra Madison Estiatorio. (France, April 9) included MFIT as one of the “12 Most Beautiful Museums in the World.” (April 21) included MFIT in their list of the “7 Best Free Things to Do in New York City.”

Fabric In Fashion, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (April 10).

Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT, which closed on April 20, received coverage on (April 9), (April 10), (April 16), (Italy, April 17), and in New York Cottages and Gardens (April issue). The companion book to the exhibition received coverage on (April 16).

Minimalism/Maximalism, opening at MFIT on May 28, received pre-opening coverage on (April 10).

The Traphagen School: Fostering American Fashion, which closed on March 30 at MFIT, received coverage in Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine (March issue, not available online).

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