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Join us virtually for FIT’s annual Sustainability Awareness Week! From October 4 to 8, members of the FIT community will...
09/29/2021

Join us virtually for FIT’s annual Sustainability Awareness Week! From October 4 to 8, members of the FIT community will learn about recent innovations from leaders in the industry, experience FIT’s efforts to make a positive impact on the earth, and discover new ways to live with a smaller footprint. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ulMDy5

Join us virtually for FIT’s annual Sustainability Awareness Week! From October 4 to 8, members of the FIT community will learn about recent innovations from leaders in the industry, experience FIT’s efforts to make a positive impact on the earth, and discover new ways to live with a smaller footprint. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ulMDy5

For #HispanicHeritageMonth, we are proud to highlight the accomplishments of our Hispanic and Latinx alums, students, an...
09/27/2021

For #HispanicHeritageMonth, we are proud to highlight the accomplishments of our Hispanic and Latinx alums, students, and faculty who are making strides within the creative industries. Read below to learn more about the Te Lo Juro Collective from FIT alum Edith Gutierrez-Hawbaker, Graphic Design ’98:

Te Lo Juro Collective is a lifestyle brand that celebrates Latinx culture through fashion and art. Gutierrez-Hawbaker donates 20% of sales to nonprofit organizations that support Latinx communities. A T-shirt designed for Te Lo Juro featuring Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado was included in the Netflix documentary Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado.

Read more about Te Lo Juro Collective in Hue magazine here: https://bit.ly/39HsUzq

For #HispanicHeritageMonth, we are proud to highlight the accomplishments of our Hispanic and Latinx alums, students, and faculty who are making strides within the creative industries. Read below to learn more about the Te Lo Juro Collective from FIT alum Edith Gutierrez-Hawbaker, Graphic Design ’98:

Te Lo Juro Collective is a lifestyle brand that celebrates Latinx culture through fashion and art. Gutierrez-Hawbaker donates 20% of sales to nonprofit organizations that support Latinx communities. A T-shirt designed for Te Lo Juro featuring Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado was included in the Netflix documentary Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado.

Read more about Te Lo Juro Collective in Hue magazine here: https://bit.ly/39HsUzq

Tune in tomorrow at 1pm ET for the 2021 Fashion Design MFA video showcase! The video features 14 designers discussing th...
09/27/2021
Fashion Design MFA Graduate Collections Premiere Sept. 28 in ‘Unstoppable’

Tune in tomorrow at 1pm ET for the 2021 Fashion Design MFA video showcase! The video features 14 designers discussing their points of view and the inspiration behind their graduate collections.

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 1 pm, at fitnyc.edu/unstoppable2021, the School of Graduate Studies will premiere a video showcase from the Fashion Design MFA program’s class of 2021 titled Unstoppable. T…

FIT alum Andrea Pitter, Fashion Design '11, won Season 2 of Amazon Prime Video's fashion reality competition series Maki...
09/24/2021

FIT alum Andrea Pitter, Fashion Design '11, won Season 2 of Amazon Prime Video's fashion reality competition series Making the Cut.

On Thursday, September 30, at 1 pm ET, FIT's chief storyteller, Alex Joseph, will interview Pitter about her life, her work, and what she plans to do with the prize of $1 million. The one-hour online program will begin with a formal interview and students will then have the opportunity to submit questions to Pitter. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3zyLc08

FIT alum Andrea Pitter, Fashion Design '11, won Season 2 of Amazon Prime Video's fashion reality competition series Making the Cut.

On Thursday, September 30, at 1 pm ET, FIT's chief storyteller, Alex Joseph, will interview Pitter about her life, her work, and what she plans to do with the prize of $1 million. The one-hour online program will begin with a formal interview and students will then have the opportunity to submit questions to Pitter. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3zyLc08

Today, FIT announced that model, actress, and activist Amber Valletta has been named the college’s first sustainability ...
09/23/2021
Amber Valletta Named FIT’s First Sustainability Ambassador

Today, FIT announced that model, actress, and activist Amber Valletta has been named the college’s first sustainability ambassador, further solidifying FIT’s commitment to expanding sustainability education and awareness to address the challenges facing the creative industries.

In her role as FIT’s Sustainability Ambassador, Valletta will work closely with the FIT community, alumni, and partners throughout the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond. During this year’s Sustainability Awareness Week, which will take place virtually from October 4-8, she will moderate a student roundtable discussion among previous FIT Biodesign Challenge winners to discuss the significance of biotechnology in fashion, how brands can incorporate sustainable materials into their products, and the overall impact biotechnology will make on the future of fashion.

FIT announced that model, actress, and activist Amber Valletta has been named the college’s first sustainability ambassador, further solidifying FIT’s commitment to expanding sustainability educati…

09/23/2021
Unstoppable: FIT Fashion Design MFA Showcase 2021 Trailer

Premiering next Tuesday, September 28, at 1 pm ET! The FIT Fashion Design MFA 2021 graduates will present their work in an online showcase, Unstoppable: FIT Fashion Design MFA Showcase 2021.

This year’s theme, “Unstoppable,” reflects how these students overcame the challenges during the pandemic, creating their collections working remotely and alone—but unstoppable together. RSVP at fitnyc.edu/unstoppable2021.

Music by: George Ofori

09/21/2021
Wear A Mask!

Don’t forget to bring your mask! All students, employees, and visitors are required to wear masks while in FIT buildings, including 236 West 27th Street and 333 Seventh Avenue. More details can be found at fitnyc.edu/campusreturn.

FIT alumni have begun launching their own businesses in the wake of the global pandemic. Six grads were profiled in Hue ...
09/16/2021

FIT alumni have begun launching their own businesses in the wake of the global pandemic. Six grads were profiled in Hue magazine about starting new ventures in 2020 despite the chaotic and terrifying economic landscape.

Ashley Klein, Fashion Design ‘10, launched Akala last fall with a capsule collection made from natural fibers to fit bodies of all sizes. Klein recently had one of her designs, a rose-colored jumpsuit, featured in a Today Show segment.

Are you an alum who has started a business during the pandemic? If so, let us know by completing the form here: https://bit.ly/3jeOdxu

FIT alumni have begun launching their own businesses in the wake of the global pandemic. Six grads were profiled in Hue magazine about starting new ventures in 2020 despite the chaotic and terrifying economic landscape.

Ashley Klein, Fashion Design ‘10, launched Akala last fall with a capsule collection made from natural fibers to fit bodies of all sizes. Klein recently had one of her designs, a rose-colored jumpsuit, featured in a Today Show segment.

Are you an alum who has started a business during the pandemic? If so, let us know by completing the form here: https://bit.ly/3jeOdxu

In celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth, read ELLE Magazine (US)'s September 2021 issue featuring The Museum at FIT’s s...
09/15/2021
Latinx Designers Are Revolutionizing American Fashion

In celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth, read ELLE Magazine (US)'s September 2021 issue featuring The Museum at FIT’s senior curator of education and public programs Tanya Melendez ‘04 alongside prominent Latinx designers that are reshaping the fashion industry. Meléndez-Escalante, who is responsible for organizing the museum’s Fashion Culture series, will be working with FIT collections and education assistant Michelle McVicker on a Latinx fashion exhibition slated for 2023.

“The issues that Latinx people face are slightly different from those of Latin American people. There’s always an undercurrent of discrimination when we’re talking about minorities in the United States. If you are categorized as a Latino, an Asian American, or a Black person, that has implications in your day-to-day life.”—Tanya Meléndez-Escalante

How a community of designers is reshaping the fashion industry in their own image—and giving back to their communities in turn.

Timeline Photos
09/13/2021

Timeline Photos

What’s your favorite secondhand clothing store? Join writer and historian Jennifer Le Zotte and MFIT’s Colleen Hill as they discuss Lezotte’s latest book From Goodwill to Grunge and the meaning and impact of “secondhand style.”

Watch and join the Q&A on YouTube at 6pm EDT on September 14th.
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Image credit: The Cockettes, circa 1970. Courtesy of the San Francisco GLBT Historical Society.

“What I remember most poignantly was the way the country was able to forget the differences among us—differences in race...
09/11/2021
President Brown on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

“What I remember most poignantly was the way the country was able to forget the differences among us—differences in race, ethnicity, nationality and religion, in order to forge bonds in a common cause. At that moment, as newly vulnerable as we were, we appeared strengthened in our determination not to succumb to the kind of fear and panic that breeds blame and bigotry. It appears now that we were, at the very least, naïve.

As we know too well, over the past very eventful and clamorous two decades we became a nation divided, battling over values, ethics and the very meaning of democracy. Over time, our hope that we could count on that early collective spirit of cooperation and compassion dissipated, leading, too often, to violence and suspicion, conspiracy theories and the kind of domestic terrorism that threatens the core of our democracy. Twenty years later, we are still reeling.”

FIT President Joyce F. Brown has shared the following remarks to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Visit FIT’s Newsroom to read her full statement.

FIT President Joyce F. Brown has issued comments about September 11. Her statement reads as follows: September 10, 2021 To the FIT Community, Over the next days and weeks, we will see and he…

Clean Hands = Clean Keyboards. Instead of spraying or wiping your keyboard with disinfectants that can cause damage, it’...
09/10/2021

Clean Hands = Clean Keyboards. Instead of spraying or wiping your keyboard with disinfectants that can cause damage, it’s best to simply keep your hands clean to protects you and your devices.

FIT complies with CDC, New York State, and SUNY recommendations regarding cleaning. Classrooms, labs, and studios are cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis, which includes wiping down hard surfaces. For more information on our cleaning protocols, please visit fitnyc.edu/campusreturn.

Clean Hands = Clean Keyboards. Instead of spraying or wiping your keyboard with disinfectants that can cause damage, it’s best to simply keep your hands clean to protects you and your devices.

FIT complies with CDC, New York State, and SUNY recommendations regarding cleaning. Classrooms, labs, and studios are cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis, which includes wiping down hard surfaces. For more information on our cleaning protocols, please visit fitnyc.edu/campusreturn.

We’re excited to watch Carolina Herrera celebrate its 40th anniversary! Congrats to Wes Gordon, creative director, who w...
09/09/2021

We’re excited to watch Carolina Herrera celebrate its 40th anniversary!

Congrats to Wes Gordon, creative director, who will be honored by The Museum at FIT's Couture Council with the 2021 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion on September 22.

Join us today, Thursday, September 9th at 8pm EST, for the Carolina Herrera Spring Summer 2022 runway show by Creative Director Wes Gordon. Watch the show live from New York City on Instagram, YouTube and Carolinaherrera.com

Photographed by Nina Westervelt
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EBONY recently highlighted the striking and vivid work of FIT alum Salimah Ali, Photography ’77. Ali, who credits FIT as...
09/06/2021
Salimah Ali: Legendary Eye • EBONY

EBONY recently highlighted the striking and vivid work of FIT alum Salimah Ali, Photography ’77. Ali, who credits FIT as a catalyst for her career, has exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Soho Photo Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Aperture Gallery.

Ali is working on a new series titled ‘Darker Than A Paper Bag,’ featuring over 100 photographs of dark-skinned people and sharing their stories of growing up in America.

From the 1980s to now, legendary photographer Salimah Ali chronicles a story in each click and frame.

Introducing the Transdisciplinary Innovation Playbook, an instructional manual developed by Massachusetts Institute of T...
09/03/2021
The Future of Textiles Is Collaborative: MIT and FIT Develop Transdisciplinary Innovation Playbook

Introducing the Transdisciplinary Innovation Playbook, an instructional manual developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), FIT, and the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) on how organizations and institutions could replicate their process to develop their own collaborative programs.

The playbook, an outgrowth of the resulting multi-year partnership between FIT and MIT, is a model for successfully embarking on innovative partnerships. The manual offers step-by-step considerations for how to build interdisciplinary workshops that prepare students to think beyond their specializations and to tackle real-world problems together.

The document was officially released August 23 and will be followed by a webinar on Thursday, September 9 at 10:00am ET introducing the manual.

How-to manual codifies successful textiles partnership between designers, engineers When MIT and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) joined forces to advance textile research and to develop a…

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Scholarship Program, we ar...
09/02/2021
Meet the 2021 CFDA Scholar Award Recipients | News | CFDA

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Scholarship Program, we are thrilled to announce that five FIT students have been named 2021 #CFDA Scholar Award recipients. From over 320 application submissions from 22 schools, this year’s awardees are:

Bailey Adams: SWAROVSKI Foundation Re:Generation Innovation Scholar Award; Nikita Deuja: Liz Claiborne Design for Impactful Futures Scholar Award; Stephanie Kim and Carmen Lee: CFDA COVID Relief Fund; Junhyeong Park: Coach Dream It Real x CFDA Design Scholarship

We would like to extend our gratitude to the CFDA for their incredible generosity and ongoing commitment to helping students achieve their dreams. Congrats to all the recipients!

It’s a big year for CFDA Scholarships. Not just are we celebrating the 25th anniversary – our commitment to education began with the CFDA Scholarship Program founded by the late Monika Tilley in 1996 – but the CFDA is awarding a record $500,000 to 19 top fashion students this year. The CFDA re...

To the FIT community, the college is open today. Employees should contact their supervisor if they are delayed or unable...
09/02/2021

To the FIT community, the college is open today. Employees should contact their supervisor if they are delayed or unable to get to work. Students should contact their instructors if they are delayed or unable to make it to class: https://bit.ly/3yydyXS

To the FIT community, the college is open today. Employees should contact their supervisor if they are delayed or unable to get to work. Students should contact their instructors if they are delayed or unable to make it to class: https://bit.ly/3yydyXS

Congrats to FIT grads Ashley Giunta and Ariel Bielsky on having their jewelry brand DAME featured in Forbes! "There were...
09/01/2021
DAME: The Cool New Jewelry Brand Uniting & Representing NYC’s Artistic Community

Congrats to FIT grads Ashley Giunta and Ariel Bielsky on having their jewelry brand DAME featured in Forbes!

"There were so many powerful women who had their portraits up who were given the title 'dame.' The experience of seeing these women’s portraits up who were very accomplished was really powerful," says Giunta on the brand’s name after a trip to London’s National Portrait Gallery. Read about their collection below.

It's safe to say the subway-traveling, vintage designer bag-carrying, ultra cool Brooklyn fashion crowd has found a new jewelry brand to love—and it's about DAME time.

Here’s to a great first week back AND to an incredible fall semester! We are so excited to welcome back all of our stude...
08/30/2021

Here’s to a great first week back AND to an incredible fall semester! We are so excited to welcome back all of our students today and look forward to seeing you around campus!

For the latest updates, please continue to visit fitnyc.edu/campusreturn.

Here’s to a great first week back AND to an incredible fall semester! We are so excited to welcome back all of our students today and look forward to seeing you around campus!

For the latest updates, please continue to visit fitnyc.edu/campusreturn.

We’re ranked the safest college in the U.S.! From a 2021 survey of the Safest College Campuses in America by YourLocalSe...
08/27/2021
FIT Named the Safest College in America

We’re ranked the safest college in the U.S.! From a 2021 survey of the Safest College Campuses in America by YourLocalSecurity.com, FIT tops the list from among 395 undergrad institutions.

New York City may be a huge metropolis, but students at FIT are very safe, according to a recent ranking. FIT came in first in a 2021 survey of the Safest College Campuses in America by YourLocalSe…

Huge thanks to Rosemary Feitelberg at WWD for featuring The Museum at FIT's Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion! See the firs...
08/26/2021
Museum at FIT Finally Plants a Fashion Rose Garden

Huge thanks to Rosemary Feitelberg at WWD for featuring The Museum at FIT's Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion! See the first exhibition devoted to the sociocultural examination of the rose in fashion now through Sunday, November 28. Free and open to the public!

The exhibition explores a multitude of themes including ones about love, beauty, s*x, sin and gendered identities.

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