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 Future of Consumerism
The findings of FIT’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management (CFMM) master’s degree program capstone project——a two-part study spanning 16 countries that examined how COVID-19 triggered shifts in consumer mindsets and identified its ensuing impact on brands and retailers in a post-pandemic world.
Fashion Clues from History
Justine De Young, assistant professor, History of Art, and creator of FIT’s Fashion History Timeline on how past historical events can influence how we dress: “Post-calamity, there’s often a turn to a celebration of exuberance. Deprivation and loss pushes you to want to celebrate life.”
Gender Neutral Fashions
Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on gender neutral fashions: “Fashion mirrors the culture and political beliefs of a generation, which are often led by younger people. If traditional retailers like Nordstrom and Saks are to survive, they must reflect the value system of this generation to gain lifetime loyalty.”
Vincent Quan, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on apparel sales at major retailers Amazon and Walmart: “The historic turn rate of fashion goods is faster, and that’s an important component because faster turn means additional purchases.”
Cone Shaped Bra
Natalie Nudell, adjunct, History of Art, on the return of the cone shaped bra: “This look, this exaggeration of the breasts, is really an empowering silhouette.”
Justine De Young, assistant professor, History of Art, on dressing post-pandemic: “The fashion impulse is universally present. It’s a question of attainability.”
The Museum at FIT
Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion
El Pais (Spain)
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