FIT in the News – October 28, 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.

FIT’s Social Justice Center
WWD published an exclusive article on the Social Justice Center at FIT’s first cohort of scholars and the appointment of its executive director, Nicole Finigan Ndzibah. They spoke with Ndzibah, FIT President Joyce F. Brown, and Carolina Herrera creative director Wes Gordon. “For me, the SJC started as a vision—a theoretical concept,” said Dr. Brown. “Nurturing it to reality, watching it take shape as a viable program that today has recruited students for the fall semester, has been invigorating and gratifying.”


A press release, distributed via PRNewswire, received more than 200 pickups, including dozens of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX affiliate station websites, as well as:

Associated Press

Shirt Buttons
Natalie Nudell, adjunct assistant professor, Fashion Design, on the significance of men’s shirt buttons: “Shirt buttons are linked to sexuality.”

The Wall Street Journal

Spray-on Fabrics
Preeti Arya, assistant professor, Textile Development and Marketing, on spray-on fabrics: “[Spray-on fabric] gives me hope that it will save a lot of time, and if it’s biodegradable we are looking at a revolution in the textile industry and textile supply chain.”

Bruce Oldfield
Mark-Evan Blackman, chair, Fashion Design at FIT’s campus in South Korea, on fashion designer Bruce Oldfield: “What an upbringing. He basically had less than nothing to start with, and you realize how strong the will is. There is nothing insurmountable to one’s desire and drive, and he personified that.”

Harper’s Bazaar

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