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.
Black Fashion Fair
Elizabeth Way, associate curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT) on the Black Fashion Fair: “[It’s] an invaluable resource for students learning all aspects of the fashion business and fashion history, and for B.I.P.O.C. people who aspire to careers in fashion. Knowing that people who look like you have succeeded in the industry before you is a powerful motivator in a field still plagued by systemic discrimination.”
Death of Streetwear
Valerie Steele, director, The Museum at FIT, on the death of the streetwear category, as predicted by the late Virgil Abloh: “People want to know the meaning of the clothes they’re buying: Is this for me?”
Emerging Technologies in Classrooms
Robin Sackin, chairperson, Fashion Business Management, on how new technologies impact fashion education: “Careers in fashion are changing as the landscape changes. Students — as future employees — will need to have an understanding of new technologies and how they can help develop and advance their careers.”
Valerie Steele, director, The Museum at FIT, on gendered fashions: “There are to some extent differences in the body formation of many men and many women. So even if you have something like blue jeans, usually men’s jeans are cut somewhat differently than women’s jeans, but you have to factor in that you’re mass-manufacturing it, it’s not a custom fit, it’s not couture, it’s just produced in sizing increments.”
Stella & Dot x FIT Style Forward
Stella & Dot announced the winner of its opportunity to create a three-piece jewelry collection. Open to students from all majors, the collaboration marked the first time Stella & Dot has engaged a college student to design a limited-edition collection.
The Museum at FIT (MFIT)
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