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.
Couture Council Luncheon
The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT (MFIT) will honor Wes Gordon, creative director of Carolina Herrera, with its 2021 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion, presented at a luncheon on September 22 at Cipriani.
Vincent Quan, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on cryptocurrency: “Cryptocurrency has been a revolutionary game changer since its development and ongoing, yet cautious adoption as a form of payment especially within the world of luxury fashion.”
Ajoy Sarkar, professor, Textile Development and Marketing, gave tips for caring for your swimsuits, including rinsing it with a vinegar solution to help maintain the color.
Deborah Beard, chair, Technical Design and Pattern Making, on swimsuit sizing: “There’s no standard.”
A photo feature taken by Ron Amato, professor, Photography and Related Media, during the pandemic in Provincetown: “I knew shooting indoors was off-limits while braving the outdoors in winter would be challenging. But I was up for it if I could find models who were as well.”
Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management on the return of JNCO jeans: “Fashion always evolves and references the past. It’s because we’re nostalgic. It’s not vintage for me when my daughter shops in my closet, but it’s vintage to her because she wasn’t around.”
The Museum at FIT (MFIT)
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, discusses her background, how she became a fashion historian, and how she helped to build MFIT’s permanent collection in a Q&A from Wallet: “To be a museum director means building a collection and building a team. Both are equally important.”
Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion
The Roaring Twenties and the Swinging Sixties
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