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.
The Museum at FIT’s (MFIT) Fashion Culture Program
MFIT’s Fashion Culture program Fashion and Political Power, where Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Robin Givhan of The Washington Post will discuss with Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, the current relationship between fashion, politics, and power, received pre-event coverage on:
The Plumb Club Mentorship
A new mentoring and internship program for FIT jewelry design students is now available from The Plumb Club. As part of the program, Plumb Club member companies will offer students mentoring and opportunities for internships and jobs. Also planned is a jewelry career day, in association with FIT, which will be both live and virtual. The top three ranking graduates of the FIT program will also have an “immersive experience” at the Plumb Club Pavilion at JCK Las Vegas.
Fashion Industry Internships
Marjorie Silverman, chairperson and associate professor, Internship Studies, spoke about internships in the fashion industry during the pandemic: “Resiliency is something that is so important throughout your career. It might not have been the job that they initially thought they would have, but there are some really creative things that came out of it.”
Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor, Fashion Design, dove into the history of the pocket square, as favored by presidential candidate Joe Biden: “By wearing a suit, Biden is dressing in an age-appropriate way, which is comforting to people. But through the pocket square, he is signaling to people in the safest way possible that there is more to him than just his blue suit.”
Upcycling “How To”
A “Stitch and Mend” workshop video was shared on how to remake an old pair of jeans into a stylish purse, a process known as upcycling. The video was created as part of FIT’s Sustainability Awareness Week.