FIT in the News – July 18, 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.

The New York Times (July 7) and (July 8) reported on the retirement party for H. Carl McCall, outgoing chairman of SUNY’s board of trustees, which was held at FIT. (July 1) reported on the annual capstone research presentations given by the School of Graduate Studies’ Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management class of 2019. This year’s topic was Beauty and Technology. The presentations were followed by an awards ceremony and reception. (July 5) and (July 8) reported on this year’s Biodesign Challenge Summit. The two FIT students of Team Flora Fur won the Stella McCartney Award for Sustainable Fashion for a biodegradable fur alternative made from milkweed and flax. FIT’s Team EcoLastane created a new fiber, made from elastin harvested from discarded oyster shells, which can be used in the fabrication of spandex. Student teams from 34 colleges and universities around the world presented concepts and research that could pave the way to a more sustainable future.

Jeffrey Silberman, chair, Textile Development and Marketing, spoke with (July 9) and The Wall Street Journal (July 10) for an article on the textile recycling company Evrnu. (July 3) spoke with Dalia Strum, Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, for an article on blogging as a full-time business.

Newsday (July 14) spoke with Patricia Mears, deputy director, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), for an article on the influence of space-age fashions in light of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Colonie Spotlight (June 26) recommended MFIT for a visit on a trip to New York City. (July 8) included MFIT in their list of the “10 Best Fashion Museums.” (Philippines, July 12) included MFIT in their list of “New York City’s Most Spectacular Museums.”

Minimalism/Maximalism, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (July 15) and (July 16).

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