FIT in the News – January 29, 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 Daily Front Row (January 13) reported on the kickoff event for FIT Design Entrepreneurs (FITDE), a free, intensive “mini-MBA” program—now in its eighth 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.

Real Simple (February issue) turned to Ingrid Johnson, professor, Textile Development and Marketing, for advice on “[How to] Find the Perfect Towel.”

Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, spoke with (January 7) for an article on the troubles facing retailer Forever 21.

Adrianna Suarez, instructor, Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, spoke with (January 14) for an article on working for fashion influencers. (January 13) included The Museum at FIT (MFIT) in their list of “Free Things to Do in New York, City.” (January 16) chose MFIT as one of “America’s best free museums.”

Power Mode: The Force of Fashion, currently on display at MFIT received coverage on, (Mexico) (both January 7), (Russia, January 15), and in Footwear Plus (December issue).

Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse, which opens at MFIT on February 11, received pre-opening coverage on (January 10), (Taiwan, January 13),, (Australia), (United Kingdom) (all January 14), (January 16), (Portugal, January 20), and in Elle (February issue).