Profiles of Hispanic Achievement

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15, we honor the ways in which Hispanic Americans have shaped the history and culture of our shared country. Since its founding in 1944, FIT has welcomed people from all walks of life and given them the tools to make an impact on the creative industries. The following profiles in Hue magazine feature just a few examples of notable alumni with Latinx heritage.

Tanya Melendez-Escalante, Fashion and Textile Studies ’04
Curator of education, The Museum at FIT

Returning to Her Roots

Nina Garcia
, Marketing: Fashion and Related Industries ’92
Editor in chief, Elle; judge, Project Runway


Isabel Toledo
, Fashion Design
Fashion designer


Edith Gutierrez, Graphic Arts ’98
Artist and business owner, Te Lo Juro Collective

Mucho Mucho Amor

Mariana Cantú
, Fashion Merchandising Management ’14
Founder and Owner, MC Collectiva, a photo production company

Second Life

Vanessa Sanchez
, Fashion Design
Robotic textiles, smart fabric

Smart Fabric

Nate Restrepo
, Illustration ’19
Children’s book illustrator

Tickled Blue

Victor Llorente, Photography ’19
Professional photographer

2020: The Year In Pictures

Carlos Aponte, Fashion Illustration faculty member
Professional illustrator

Stay Home? For this Award-Winning Faculty Illustrator, That’s OK



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