FIT in the News – August 18, 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.

How to Choose the Best Cloth Face Mask for You
The New York Times’ Wirecutter reached out to Micahel Kaye, adjunct professor, Fashion Design, who shared some tips on what to look for when buying a facemask: “Masks with pleats provide more leeway for higher nose bridges, said Michael Kaye, who teaches draping and sewing as an adjunct professor at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.” – Wirecuttter

The New York TimesWirecutter

Suits Out, Stretchy Pants In
Vincent Quan, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, spoke with NPR’s All Things Considered about how, with people dressing more casually during the pandemic, retailers have been struggling: “No one’s really going to see you. You might as well be comfortable. People are wearing comfort clothes, athleisure.”

All Things Considered

Tailored Brands
Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor, Fashion Design, was quoted in an article on the  struggles of Tailored Brands, owner of Men’s Wearhouse: “They came out with an inexpensive option which allowed a guy to go in and buy everything from one place, all at a certain quality, and all at a certain price point.”

The New York Times

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