FIT in the News – September 17, 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.

Peter Do
Joanne Arbuckle, deputy to the president of Industry Partnerships and Collaborative Programs and acting dean of Graduate Studies, School of Art and Design, on fashion designer and FIT alum Peter Do: “Every once in a while, you see that perfect mix. And it’s something you would gamble on and say ‘I would put money on this. I think this designer is going somewhere.’”

New York

Streetwear Icons
Elena Romero, assistant professor, Advertising, Marketing and Communications, on luxury brands embracing streetwear style icons: “The very same people that luxury brands might not have paid attention to, or even shunned from their stores on Rodeo Drive, are the very people they’re catering to now.”

Stitch Fix

Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on the online retailer Stitch Fix: “Stitch Fix has a very good business model, but they’ve had some bumps in the road, certainly.”

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

American Fashion
Valerie Steele, director, MFIT, on American Fashion: “The fashion system here has long been associated with a relatively strong belief system, entrepreneurial but with an emphasis on personal agency and live-and-let-live attitudes.”

The New York Times

Travel Fashion
Valerie Steele, director, MFIT, on the history of dressing up for travel: “Travel began to become cleaner and more luxurious and people started to dress up for the prestige of that. They were in comfortable seats, they ate off china with silver, so naturally people wore nice suits or dresses.”

Wearing White After Labor Day
Valerie Steele, director, MFIT, on wearing white after Labor Day: “You’re back in the city, back at school, back doing whatever you’re doing in the fall—and so you have a new wardrobe.”

Latinx Designers
Tanya Melendez-Escalante, senior curator of education and public programs, MFIT, on Latinx designers: “There’s always an undercurrent of discrimination when we’re talking about minorities in the United States. If you are categorized as a Latino, an Asian American, or a Black person, that has implications in your day-to-day life.”


Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion

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