FIT in the News – January 13, 2023

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.

Repurposing Shopping Bags
Shelley Parker, adjunct instructor, Fashion–Footwear and Accessories, on her repurposing of reusable shopping bags: “The colors, the patterns, the small text — I like all of that. It just speaks to me.”

The New York Times

Curator’s Choice
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator; Colleen Hill, curator, Costume and Accessories; and Elizabeth Way, associate curator, all of The Museum at FIT (MFIT), shared some of the fashion books that they read during 2022.

Online Shopping
Shawn Grain Carter, assistant professor, Fashion Business Management, on online shopping: “The lifestyle that has emerged, especially during the pandemic, makes it more appealing to shop on mobile. Today there are no longer any boundaries between work life and leisure time. It’s a seamless experience.”

Bruce Oldfield
Mark-Evan Blackman, chair, Fashion Design at SUNY Korea, on designer Bruce Oldfield: “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 (Malaysia)

Vivienne Westwood
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, MFIT, on the legacy of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood: “She was not only the high priestess of punk, she also pioneered the radical combination of historic references and contemporary subcultures, often doing research in the dress collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Galliano and McQueen were definitely influenced by her, but so was Christian Lacroix.”

Silk Pajamas
Preeti Arya, assistant professor, Textile Development and Marketing, offered advice on what to look for when shopping for silk pajamas: “Sometimes some brands can charge more money for a product in the name of their brand.”

NBC News Select

The Museum at FIT (MFIT)

Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop
Mr. Porter

Designing Women: Fashion Creators and Their Interiors
New Jersey Family

Shoes: Anatomy, Identity, Magic
Antiques & The Arts Weekly

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