FIT in the News – June 16, 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.

MFA Fashion Show – UNBOUND
On Wednesday, June 8, FIT’s Fashion Design MFA program presented UNBOUND, a fashion show featuring thesis collections by 2022 graduates of the program. UNBOUND celebrates the limitless creativity, drive, and spirit of the graduating class as they prepare to launch their careers and help define the future of the fashion industry. The collections address themes that include the body, gender, sustainability, and family. Visit the website here, and see the graduates’ portfolios here. View the video of the show here. (United Kingdom)

Secondhand Clothing Market
Karen Pearson, chair, FIT’s Sustainability Council, spoke about contestants on the British TV program Love Island wearing secondhand clothing sourced from ebayUK: “This is a way to promote sustainability to a broad audience and make resale accessible. Small changes by a lot of people can have a big impact.”

Doja Cat’s Style
Elena Romero, assistant professor, Advertising and Marketing Communications, on the style of the rapper Doja Cat: “The evolution of style, especially for rappers, has changed dramatically because of the influence and the impact of a stylist who is really an image builder and creator “Earlier hip-hop artists, for example, were dressing themselves. There were no music budgets, no major stylists being able to have access to designer and luxury brands. Rappers wore what was popular in their neighborhoods, influenced by people they idolized. We’ve seen a complete transformation of street style.”

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Dior + Balenciaga: The Kings of Couture and Their Legacies
The Wall Street Journal (France) (France) (Brazil) (Luxembourg)
New York Social Diary

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