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Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

August 2019

Graduate Studies Invites: South Asian Fashion Designer Panel

August 28 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

The FIT School of Graduate Studies and the master's program in Global Fashion Management invite you to hear six Pakistani and Indian fashion designers, fresh from their fashion show at Christie’s, discussing South Asian fashion, art, and culture through the fusion of traditional customs with modern trends. These designers will touch on South Asian design sensibility, expanding their businesses to the global marketplace, and the evolution of fashion in both Pakistan and India. Panelists include designers Faiza Samee, Rabani & Rakha,…

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September 2019

Fashion Farming: Peru Symposium

September 11 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Photo via WhyAlpaca.com by Grupo Inca. Join the graduate students from FIT's Fashion Design MFA program for an evening symposium as they present their findings on alpaca and vicuña fiber sourcing, production, and marketing in Peru. The research was compiled during a two-week field study course in Arequipa and Lima, where students explored the alpaca and vicuña industry from farm to factory to retail. Through onsite exploration and independent research, students were challenged to investigate the role of producers and…

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New York Textile Month: “Threads: Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch” Film Screening

September 12 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

https://youtu.be/nGQusbg_PjQ Please join us for a screening of the documentary film Threads, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers Cathy Stevaluk and FIT alumna Yasmine Dabbous. Threads tells the story of how Surayia Rahman, a Bangladeshi artist, transforms the ancient Bengali quilting tradition of kantha to help revive it, and creates internationally recognized art. Using her storytelling designs, she teaches other women to embroider elaborate wall hangings. They rise from the despair of poverty to support their families, leaving a legacy…

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Fashion Culture: The Venezuelan Diaspora and Fashion

September 17 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Yliana Yepez at The Museum at FIT Latin American Fashion event in 2014. Three New York-based Venezuelan expats—Maria Eugenia Escovar, from Chanel jewelry public relations; Monica Sordo, jewelry designer; and Yliana Yepez, a luxury handbag designer—will discuss Venezuela’s fashion industry amidst political turmoil. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected] This event is open to the public. 

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Fashion Culture: Work! A Queer History of Modeling

September 25 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Cover of Work! A Queer History of Modeling. Dress by Pauline Trigère. Photograph by Richard Avedon. Join Elspeth H. Brown for a presentation of her book Work!, an out-of-the-ordinary history of 20th-century American culture and capitalism. Brown tells the largely unknown story of queer models and photographers, showing how queer sensibilities shaped the commercialized sexuality that’s at the center of consumer capitalism. A book signing will follow. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected]

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October 2019

Fashion Culture: ‘Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution’ Film Screening

October 10 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Still from Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution. Courtesy of Deborah Riley Draper. Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution. The film recounts the 1973 “Battle of Versailles” fashion face-off between American and French designers at Chateau de Versailles that catapulted African American models onto the European stage and made a name for American designers overseas. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected] This event is…

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Fashion Culture: Technology and the Future of Fashion

October 16 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Veronica Webb, courtesy of Veronica Webb. Join model Veronica Webb and Rory Tahari, CEO and founder of State of Mind Partners, for a panel discussion on the future of fashion and the impact of digital technology. Drawing on their decades of fashion experience, Webb and Tahari will address blogging, online/mobile shopping, and innovative manufacturing methods, such as 3D printing and robotic sewing. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected] This event is open…

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November 2019

Fashion Culture: Building Community Through Fashion in Harlem

November 19 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Mikaila Brown. Photograph by Federica Carlet. Join fashion anthropologist Mikaila Brown, PhD, for a discussion of gentrification, fashion, and the changing landscape of New York. Speaking with the owners of some of the longest standing boutiques in Harlem, Dr. Brown will explore how changing neighbor dynamics affect their experience as small business owners, fashion innovators, and community members. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected] This event is open to the public. 

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December 2019

Fashion Culture: China Chic: Orientalist Orientations in Western Performing Arts

December 3 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States

Kyle Davis in The Nutcracker. Photo by Beau Pearson. Phil Chan is co-founder of Final Bow for Yellowface, a movement for change in the ballet community of stereotypes of Asians. From The Nutcracker to Crazy Rich Asians, Chan approaches issues of race and representation by exploring “cultural appropriation” through the lens of dance history—where he finds many parallels to fashion and costuming. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online here, call (212) 217-4585, or email [email protected] This event is open to the…

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