FIT in the News – October 1, 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.

Future of Fashion Showcase

A press release announced that Informa Markets Fashion, in partnership with FIT, launched the FIT Future of Fashion 2020 Showcase featuring works from recent BFA Fashion Design graduates. This digital exhibition, created exclusively for Informa Markets Fashion’s global audience of retailers, fashion brands, and media outlets, will provide FIT graduates with unparalleled industry exposure to major retailers, brands, and industry leaders who are constantly on the lookout for emerging talent and the next generation of innovators.

Globe Newswire 

The article received dozens of pickups including:

Bedsheet Shopping Tips

Sean Cormier, chair, Textile Development and Marketing, on what to look for when purchasing bedsheets: “There are more microfibers in an 1800 series than a 1200 series, which implies a softer product.”

Curbside Pickup

Shelley Kohan, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, weighed in on curbside pickup during the pandemic for retailers like Costco, which does not yet offer the service: “The business model of the warehouse club lends itself well to curbside pickup since the model is highly operational in nature.”

Facemasks as Fashion

Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT, on the fashion of facemasks: “People have used fashion face masks throughout history, to send a symbolic message to those around them.”