FIT in the News – April 23, 2021

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.

Higher Education Power List
President Joyce F. Brown was included in City and State’s 2021 Higher Education Power 100 list: “Joyce Brown is an institution at the Fashion Institute of Technology, raising the stature of the State University of New York school since she was named president in 1998.”

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7 Collections
Coverage of 7 Collections, the groundbreaking digital fashion show — powered by Bambuser — which featured an online interactive fashion event with made-to-order shopping from debut collections designed by recent alumni from FIT’s School of Graduate Studies. The online event put the work of seven MFA Fashion Design students on display via DTech Live FIT’s on-campus innovation lab: “The event took place as a virtual showcase, but as the young designers presented their work, those viewing the show could purchase the garments from home. The shoppable graduate fashion show is the first of its kind, marking a new chapter of connecting design students with their potential customers.”

Sustainable Design Entrepreneurs
A mention of FIT’s Sustainable Design Entrepreneurs program, which gives design entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, and access to resources they need to build a viable business based on sustainable design practices.

Amsale Aspire Initiative
Coverage of the Amsale Aspire Initiative at FIT, a scholarship program dedicated to “eradicating racism in the fashion industry by providing scholarships and opportunities for Black students to develop entrepreneurial skills and build successful fashion careers.”

Sustainable Fashion Brands
Preeti Arya, assistant professor, Textile Development and Marketing, was consulted for an article on sustainable fashion brands. Arya advises consumers “that fiber content deserves a deeper look—and she encourages shoppers to look out for the materials brands are using in their clothes.”

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