FIT in the News – March 21, 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.

Underwire Bras
Jaclyn Fredenburg, adjunct, Fashion Design, on the sizing of underwire bras: “From brand to brand, one size is going to fit completely differently. Underwire bras are not the most comfortable for everybody.”

Red Carpet Style
Kathlin Argiro, adjunct, MFA in Fashion Design, on popular red-carpet styles: “The plunging necklines are a classic evening wear glamour statement.”

Decline of the Underwire Bra
Jaclyn Fredenburg, adjunct, Fashion Design, on the underwire bra, post-pandemic: “Women are sick of being told what is sexy.” (United Kingdom)

Sports Bras
Jaclyn Fredenburg, adjunct, Fashion Design, offered sizing input for a buyers guide to the best sports bras: “Intimate apparel, and bras in particular, have the highest production costs. So from a cost perspective, it’s much easier for brands to do small, medium, large. They’re going to make a lot more money.”

Consumer Reports

Queer Fashion
Valerie Steele, director, The Museum at FIT, on Queer fashions: “When you start looking at fashion, you realize there were all these hidden histories — hidden at least to the general public now, not necessarily to people at the time. If you look at your sexuality, your gender, your sexual orientation, your sexual presentation to the world — all of those things are related to your identity, and fashion is very much about that interface between your feeling about who you are and who wider society thinks you are.”

Macy’s Flower Show
For the fourth year in a row, Macy’s has partnered with FIT Fashion Design students who will be displaying their flower inspired designs at Macy’s Flower Show, held at their flagship 34th street store. These designs by six students will be displayed within the show, as well as in Macy’s windows. The Flower Show runs from March 27 to April 10.

Macy’s, Inc.

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation
WNBC News at 5am
WNBC News at 11am

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