FIT in the News – March 24, 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.

FIT Named Best Fashion School in the World
A recent ranking from CEOWORLD magazine, a global news and commentary publication for business leaders, placed FIT at the top of a list of 66 colleges around the world offering fashion-related programs.


Crosses in Fashion
Michael Coan, assistant professor, Jewelry Design, on the resurgence of the cross’s popularity in fashion: “For some people, it can mean redemption from suffering. To pagans, it can mean the four directions. It can represent elements of fire, water, earth and air. It’s a symbol that resonates on a global plane.”

The New York Times

Victoria’s Secret Runway Show Returns
Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, on the return of the Victoria’s Secret Runway Show: “Together the customers will vote and they will decide either you are understanding their lifestyle and you’re sincere about presenting product as well as models who reference a lifestyle that they identify with, or just, guess what? It’s not going to work and they will know very quickly, because with social media it’s amplified right away.”

The Washington Post

Fashion Our Future
Marie Claire and Kering held a sustainability-themed event, Fashion Our Future, featuring an exclusive FIT pop-up exhibition showcasing the work of seven Fashion Design students from the MFA and BFA programs, as well as a panel discussion featuring FIT President Joyce F. Brown. Marie Claire and Kering launched Fashion Our Future in 2022, an initiative focusing on fashion and sustainability and featuring a diverse group of leaders in the sustainable fashion space coming together to discuss a way forward. Actor and event panelist Kerry Washington joined the students in the exhibition space and talked with each of them about their designs.

More than 75 people attended the event from a cross section of industry professionals, influencers, and students. After the panel discussions, attendees adjourned to the exhibition space to see the designs and meet the designers.


Textile Conservation
Ann Coppinger, senior conservator, The Museum at FIT, was interviewed about textile conservation: “Light exposure is very damaging to an object. It can speed up degradation processes, fade dyes and dehydrate fibers, among other things.”


Normcore Trend
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT, on the Normcore trend:  “We’re moving on from the ’90s but continuing with this minimalist trend, but [this time it’s] less austere. Usually, economic factors are not really that important, unless they’re devastating, like a major economic depression. It’s much more likely that this has to do with a wider shift from maximal-ism to minimalism.”

The Museum at FIT

Elizabeth Hawes: Along Her Own Lines
Sourcing Journal

Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: 50 Years of Hip Hop Style
The Wall Street Journal
The New Yorker
The Guardian
The Washington Post
The Cut
Andscape ESPN
South China Morning Post
TimeOut NYC
Rolling Out
Hype Fresh
Fordham Ram
Haaretz (Israel)
Cockpit USA
Citizen Femme
Mott Haven Herald
Cheddar News

Designing Women: Fashion Creators and Their Interiors
Vanity Fair Italy

Food and Fashion (Opening in September 2023)
South China Morning Post

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