FIT in the News – November 11, 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.

Roman and Williams
Johannes Knoops, professor, Interior Design, on interior designers Roman and Williams: “Their rooms are like portals into another place and time.”

Styling Tips
Jeffrey Ampratwum, instructor, Center for Continuing and Professional Studies, offered styling tips for long-sleeve shirts: “As a style tip for light fabrics that are too soft and will not give you a button to secure it: Roll up the sleeve and add a hair band similar in color at the arm to hold the roll in place. Adjust so that there isn’t any pressure on the arm.”

Art Industry
Natasha Degen, chair, Art Market Studies, on the speculation that the world’s largest art gallery, LVMH, is for sale: “Whether or not it’s true, the fact that so many people believe it’s true speaks to the fact that it makes perfect sense.”

Maria Grazia Chiuri
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT (MFIT) on Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri: “You’re seeing the history of the brand, and I think she’s already made a very significant contribution to the reputation of what Dior is and can be.”

Harper’s Bazaar

The Business of Virtual Merchandising
An exclusive online course, “The Business of Virtual Merchandising,” is now being offered at FIT in conjunction with ByondXR. The course teaches students to apply cloud-based virtual software to create virtual showrooms for wholesale and retail brands.

Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on Lululemon and the Athleisure trend: “From the late ’90s to the early 2000s, athleisure became a phenomenon in the United States because it was a niche segment of the marketplace where you could target men and women, young and old, to wear this kind of casual, lifestyle, multipurpose fashionable attire.”

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Fresh, Fly and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style
A press release for this upcoming exhibition was distributed via PRNewswire and received more than 260 pickups including dozens of affiliate TV station websites from CBS, NBC, ABS, and Fox as well as:

The Associated Press
Market Watch
Markets Insider
Manhattan Week
California Chronicle

Additional coverage appeared on:

Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic 

Designing Women: Fashion Creators and Their Interiors

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