FIT in the News – May 7, 2020

The Division of Communications and External Relations is pleased to share FIT in the News, which reports selected highlights of 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.

FIT Student on Graduating During COVID-19
FIT student Aisha Flores ‘20, Advertising and Marketing Communications, is one of 27 students featured in an article on graduating during the pandemic. “Years from now, saying that you graduated with the class of 2020 will mean that you overcame a great deal of adversity and still made it.”

New York Magazine’s

FIT’s Online Classes as a Career-Builder
On what fashion industry workers who lost jobs during the pandemic should do next: “Consider using some of this downtime to take an online course, go back to school or learn a new professional skill. Many top fashion schools offer online courses, including New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.”

The Museum at FIT’s YouTube Channel
“For those who would like to delve into the history of fashion, and listen to those who have made it and continue to take it to new horizons, speak, the YouTube channel of the Fashion Institute of Technology museum is full of videos to explore.”

FIT’s Fashion History Timeline Review
Created by FIT’s Art History program, the Timeline is a consistently updated, open-access database for fashion knowledge in which students, scholars, journalists, and the curious can read essays about garments, artworks, and related ephemera from more than 100 museums, libraries, and other institutions.

Digital Research Methods in Fashion and Textile Studies (Bloomsbury 2020)

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, penned an article on the “victory of casual clothing” during COVID-19.
“The wearing of comfortable garments – from staying around the house – has been going on for more than a decade, but now, with the [pandemic] closure, it has prevailed.”

How the Coronavirus is Changing How We Shop
Lucy Collins, assistant professor, Psychology:  “Purchasing extraneous items, like seasonal and trendy clothing, just isn’t going to be at the top of the list of where to spend one’s money.”


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