FIT in the News – November 15, 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.

Bob Fisch Graduate Student Award Program
Robert (Bob) Fisch, founder and former chairman and CEO of rue21, and a member of the FIT Foundation board of directors, has launched the Bob Fisch Graduate Student Award Program. The program, which includes a $300,000 gift and an intergenerational mentoring strategy, features an award for entrepreneurial excellence, thesis project grants, and graduate scholarships for students in FIT’s Fashion Design MFA and Global Fashion Management MPS programs.

Wes Gordon Honored
In September, the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT honored Wes Gordon, creative director of Carolina Herrera, with its 2021 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion at Cipriani South Street. The luncheon benefited the recently reopened Museum at FIT (MFIT), and raised nearly $700,000.


Fragrance Foundation Honorees
Virginia Bonofiglio, assistant professor, and Stephan Kanlan, chair, Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing and Management, were the honorees at the 2021 Fragrance Foundation Circle of Champions.
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Squid Game Tracksuits
Kyunghee Pyun, associate professor, History of Art, on how the track suits work in the hit Korean series Squid Game: “While school uniforms are symbols of disciplined behavior and civic standards, [track suits are] usually associated with people who have failed to be accepted by a community.”

Designer Collaborations
Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on recent mid-century architectural designer collaborations: “What they’re finding is the customer appreciates the modernist design aesthetic—but with a twist. What better way to do that than with an artist or an architect or a musician?”

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion (Japan)

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