FIT’s digital faculty made an appearance at New York’s Digital Fashion Week earlier this year.
C.J. Yeh and Michael Posso, professors of Creative Technology and Design, led a workshop on extended reality at the VR World NYC on Friday, February 11. This introductory workshop provided an overview of how extended reality, or XR, has been used for brand experience design. The hands-on portion of the workshop demonstrated how augmented reality can be used for enhanced brand engagements. Information about XR-related certificate programs offered by FIT’s Center for Continuing Education and Professional Studies was also shared at the event.
That same week, Yeh also moderated a panel discussion at Digital Fashion Week titled “Fashion x Games: What is the future of fashion in the games industry?” The panel examined how game and digital fashion has affected different aspects of our lives as well as how we project our self image to the public through digital media. Panel participants included Armoar founder Enara Nazarova; Sallyann Houghton of Epic Games; Michaela Larosse of The Fabricant, and Regina Turbina, founder of Artisant.
Digital Fashion Week NYC took place February 10–18.