FIT in the News – March 4, 2022

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.

Karma’s World
FIT students designed a 50-piece fashion-forward children’s collection for licensing partners to incorporate across a range of consumer categories for Netflix’s Karma’s World, in partnership with 9 Story Media Group, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges’ entertainment media company, and FIT’s D Tech Lab. Designs include jumpsuits, jackets, sweatsuits, dresses, swimsuits, and footwear. The first product is set to launch later this year.

The Toy Insider
The Toy Book
Fashion Week
License Global
aNb Media
Girls United

Miu Miu Miniskirts
Valerie Steele, director, MFIT, on the miniskirts designed by Miu Miu: “When she did ugly-chic, it was really ugly-chic. She goes in hard for each of her looks.”

New York Magazine’s

The Metaverse
Vincent Quan, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on the Metaverse: “What remains to be seen is how the Metaverse will overcome the physical advantages of touch, smell, and taste even though sight and sound have already been conquered.”

Midriff Baring Fashions
Emma McClendon, adjunct, School of Graduate Studies – Fashion & Textile Studies, on midriff-baring fashions: “There was a supposed freedom in exposing this part of our bodies, but a new kind of body domination and discipline was being imposed at the same time.”


Natasha Degen, chair, Art Market Studies, on NFT’s in the art world: “The art market is always looking for a new territory to expand into, and the NFT world is like the perfect gateway drug. ”

Fashion Metaverse
Valerie Steele, director, The Museum at FIT (MFIT), on the fashion metaverse: “Fashion is probably the industry that is most closely associated with the rise of radical new technologies.”

Town and Country

Suede Shoe Care
Vasilios Christofilakos, professor, Footwear and Accessories, gave tips on how to best care for suede shoes.

Underwire Bras
Colleen Hill, curator, Costume and Accessories, MFIT, on the declining use of the underwire bra due to the pandemic: “I think it will continue to be acceptable to wear whatever you want, whether that’s a bralette, something unstructured and simple, or something that’s completely other, But I’m hoping what we will retain are these ideas around positivity and, most importantly, dressing for ourselves.”

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation

The Guardian
Harper’s Bazaar Italy

Reinvention and Restlessness: Fashion in the Nineties
Washington Square News

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