FIT in the News – October 20, 2022

“Naked” Dressing
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT) on the trend of
“naked” dressing: “Throughout history there is no culture that is 100 percent undressed or unfashioned. Even on a nudist beach, people wear sunglasses and sunscreen. The anthropological literature is full of tribes that wear beads and face paint even if they wear no clothes.”

Tito Puente
Carlos Aponte, adjunct assistant professor, Illustration and Interactive Media, created the October 10 Google Doodle which honored Latin music legend Tito Puente: “Tito was part of my musical experience growing up in Puerto Rico.”

Clapback Tee
Natalie Nudell, adjunct assistant professor, History of Art, on the clapback tee: “The clapback T-shirt is much more impactful if it’s photographed, or if you’re seen wearing it. So there’s that whole double nature of wearing the T-shirt, but then also having someone view the person wearing it, and whatever sort of political or fashion choice they want to make in that context.”


Fashion Metaverse
Cheddar News paid a visit to FIT to learn about the Metaverse and how FIT’s D-Tech lab uses technology to bridge education and industry.

Cheddar News

Fashion Upcycling
Amber Valletta, FIT’s sustainability ambassador, donated designer goods from her wardrobe to five FIT graduates to be reworked into unique upcycled outfits which are being sold to benefit FIT’s Sustainability Fund.

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

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