FIT in the News – August 1, 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.

Clothing Recycling
Karen Pearson, chairperson, Science and Math, shared tips on how best to recycle used clothing: “The bins from retailers help ensure that items such as buttons can be reused and that the textiles are recycled appropriately.”

New York Times’ Wirecutter 

Sweat Stain Solutions
Ajoy Sarkar, assistant chairperson, Textile Development and Marketing, on how to treat sweat stains: “The advantage of hydrogen peroxide or other bleaching agents is that [it] is safe for [using on] cotton.”

Thrifting Tips
Ajoy Sarkar, assistant chairperson, Textile Development and Marketing, offers tips when shopping for clothing in thrift stores: “For summer wear, look for fabrics made from plant sources such as cotton and linen.These fabrics conduct heat efficiently and will be comfortable in hot and humid conditions.”

Karma’s World Dolls
Newly-released Mattel dolls based on the popular Netflix series Karma’s World, created by Chris (Ludacris) Bridges, wear specially-created looks and accessories that were designed by FIT Fashion Design students.

Daily Front Row
Anb Media
License Global
The Toy Book

PrintFX Lab
FIT’s PrintFX Lab, was profiled in an article that looked at how digital printing can be used in fashion design.

Journal Du Textile 

Barbiecore Style
Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on the Barbiecore trend and its use of the color pink: “Women are reclaiming this color as a way of empowerment at work, in politics, in finance, in media. It’s this notion of pink being used as a tool of empowerment for women, whether they’re trans women, young women, old women, middle-aged women, post-menopausal women, it doesn’t matter.”

Fragrance Success
Virginia Bonofiglio, associate chair, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, on what makes a successful fragrance: “Marketing will bring the customer to the fragrance the first time. The second time, it’s what’s in the bottle … that brings you back.”

Business of Fashion

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Fashion Fairy Tales
Colleen Hill, curator of costume and accessories, The Museum at FIT, on the idea of fairy tale fashions: “I think all of us have made those kinds of fashion mistakes where we buy a pair of shoes that we can’t actually walk in, or a dress that is a little too tight, but at the time, we were hoping we could fit into. There’s always this idea that the next thing we buy will actually be the perfect thing, [which] is certainly wrapped up in this idea of consumerism and transformation.”

Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic

Dior + Balenciaga: The Kings of Couture and Their Legacies
Time Out New York

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