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Fashion Institute of Technology The Fashion Institute of Technology is New York City’s internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business.
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Mission: FIT prepares students for professional excellence in design and business through rigorous and adaptable academic programs, experiential learning and innovative partnerships. A premier public institution in New York City, FIT fosters creativity, career focus, and a global perspective and educates its students to embrace inclusiveness, sustainability and a sense of community.

We’re missing you, #unconventionalminds. ❤️ Until we can connect in person again, we hope you’re remaining safe, healthy...
04/17/2020

We’re missing you, #unconventionalminds. ❤️

Until we can connect in person again, we hope you’re remaining safe, healthy, and of course, creative. Making any tasty dishes, teaching yourself a new skill, or hosting a virtual party? Below, share how you're making the most of your time inside.

Feeling the impact of these unprecedented times and an unexpected kind of semester? You’re not alone. Thanks to Man Repe...
04/15/2020
5 FIT Students on Their Style and This Strange Semester - Man Repeller

Feeling the impact of these unprecedented times and an unexpected kind of semester? You’re not alone. Thanks to Man Repeller and author Mallory Rice for speaking with five FIT students on their current approach to life, school, and style.

Photos courtesy of Beth Sacca ‘20, Man Repeller Photo Intern.

FIT students share how their lives have changed since their photos were taken at the start of March by Man Repeller's photo intern, Beth Sacca.

Tune in on Thursday, April 16 for a conversation between menswear designer and knitter extraordinaire, Josh Bennett '12 ...
04/14/2020

Tune in on Thursday, April 16 for a conversation between menswear designer and knitter extraordinaire, Josh Bennett '12 and managing editor of Hue magazine, Alex Joseph '15: https://bit.ly/2RG4cqu

Now more than ever we want to bring #FITalumni together in community and conversation. Hue Live, featuring accomplished FIT alumni from across the disciplines, kicks off Thursday with Josh Bennett, Fashion Design ‘12, celebrated menswear designer and knitter extraordinaire in conversation with Alex Joseph, MA ‘15, Managing Editor of Fashion Institute of Technology’s Hue magazine.
Register here: http://www.fitnyc.edu/development/events/hue-live

Tonight, FIT stands alongside other institutions across the United States in thanking our frontline and essential worker...
04/10/2020

Tonight, FIT stands alongside other institutions across the United States in thanking our frontline and essential workers during this unprecedented period.

We offer our support for their continued efforts and join #lightitblue to shine a light on those who are working tirelessly every day.

04/09/2020
FIT Alumni

FIT Alumni

Like illustrator and fine artist John P. Dessereau, MFA ‘19 (@johnsville.studio) we know that countless #FITalumni are creating creative, compelling, timely, and challenging work in their #StayHomeStudio. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing work from the FIT alumni community across the disciplines and around the world. Tag us to share your own creations! #fitalumni #fitnyc #unconventialminds #stayhomestudio

Thank you to COVETEUR for including the Museum at FIT in their roundup of online fashion museum exhibits! #MFITatHome
04/08/2020
Museum at FIT

Thank you to COVETEUR for including the Museum at FIT in their roundup of online fashion museum exhibits! #MFITatHome

Learn about the history of fashion while sitting on your couch. The Museum at FIT is one of many fashion museum experiences you can access online. #MuseumFromHome http://ow.ly/a7iY50z7JRQ

In these unprecedented times, we are inspired by our FIT Alumni, students, and faculty who have answered the call to mak...
04/06/2020
FIT Alumni and SUNY Rising to the Call

In these unprecedented times, we are inspired by our FIT Alumni, students, and faculty who have answered the call to make protective masks.

From launching a nationwide volunteer network to creating easy-to-follow instructions for masks, the FIT community is working hard to address the critical need for personal protective equipment. Read more about their efforts and how you can help support below.

In this moment, there is a critical need for personal protective equipment, or PPE, and some FIT and State University of New York alumni, students, and faculty are turning their skills toward answ…

‪We’re so excited to welcome the incoming class of fall 2020! 🎉‬‪Don’t forget to share the good news by tagging us or us...
04/01/2020

‪We’re so excited to welcome the incoming class of fall 2020! 🎉‬

‪Don’t forget to share the good news by tagging us or using #FITwelcome!‬

#ICYMI: TIME featured Mia Bongardino '21 who filmed her dining ritual with her parents while under self-quarantine after...
03/30/2020

#ICYMI: TIME featured Mia Bongardino '21 who filmed her dining ritual with her parents while under self-quarantine after returning from her study abroad program in Florence.

Since sharing the video, her post has amassed 16.5 million views. Read more: https://bit.ly/2UwjIXH

FIT Alumni
03/27/2020

FIT Alumni

Over the last few weeks, our #FITalumni family has been answering the call to make #masks for the healthcare community. Just check out the handiwork being done by alumni including Celestino Couture, KiniZamora, Chloe Dao, #LaurenHolovka of #LeLaurierBridal and Karen Sabag Couture, and our thanks to #CarolineTakesTheCity for helping to organize these efforts on both a local and nationwide scale. We are inspired by the generosity and dedication of the #FITnyc community, and we look forward to sharing more inspiring news and programming with you in the coming weeks. #FITnyc #covid19 #coronavirus #sew4lives #facemasks #getmePPE #masks4all

To the FIT community: The 2020 commencement undergraduate and graduate ceremonies have been postponed due to the coronav...
03/26/2020

To the FIT community: The 2020 commencement undergraduate and graduate ceremonies have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. For more information, please visit our website for a message from President Joyce F. Brown: https://bit.ly/3aoERbE

To the FIT community: As we head into next week, please read below for campus updates: All classes will resume remotely ...
03/20/2020

To the FIT community: As we head into next week, please read below for campus updates:

All classes will resume remotely starting Monday, March 23. No classes will be held on campus. Spring break, scheduled from April 6 to April 12, will be held as planned.

For more information on our current status, please continue to visit our website: http://bit.ly/coronavirusFIT

‪As of 7:30 pm today, March 19, the Fashion Institute of Technology Library is moving online. ‬‪Please visit the library...
03/19/2020

‪As of 7:30 pm today, March 19, the Fashion Institute of Technology Library is moving online. ‬

‪Please visit the library’s website at fitnyc.edu/library for a full list of resources and services available.

“We have tried to remain informed, thoughtful, and sensitive to the needs of all members of our FIT family. I share the ...
03/16/2020

“We have tried to remain informed, thoughtful, and sensitive to the needs of all members of our FIT family. I share the ongoing stress and anxiety that have engulfed all of us over the past few weeks. I trust that you know that your health and safety remain foremost in my mind.”

Read tonight’s latest update from President Joyce F. Brown on our website: http://bit.ly/coronavirusFIT

Museum at FIT
03/13/2020

Museum at FIT

In response to guidance provided by FIT, SUNY, and our state and local governments to help limit the possible spread of the coronavirus, we join our fellow cultural institutions throughout New York City and have temporarily closed The Museum at FIT, effective today, Friday, March 13.

Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information.
http://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/

An update on classes and campus status regarding COVID-19.All classes that can, will move to an online format to resume ...
03/12/2020

An update on classes and campus status regarding COVID-19.

All classes that can, will move to an online format to resume beginning Monday, March 23. For those that require in-person instruction, on-premise software and/or equipment, there will be assigned schedules for usage for studios or labs to ensure all safety and sanitizing precautions are followed.

Please continue to check your email and our website for updates as information is rapidly developing: http://bit.ly/coronavirusFIT

UPDATE: In order to best prepare for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and online operations, FIT will suspend classes beginnin...
03/11/2020

UPDATE: In order to best prepare for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and online operations, FIT will suspend classes beginning March 16-22, 2020. The campus will remain open. Read more here: http://bit.ly/coronavirusFIT

To the FIT community: Please read important information and official updates regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID...
03/04/2020

To the FIT community: Please read important information and official updates regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) here: http://bit.ly/coronavirusFIT

UPDATED: New statement from President Joyce F. Brown regarding the February 7 Fashion Design MFA show.
02/22/2020
An Official Message from President Brown

UPDATED: New statement from President Joyce F. Brown regarding the February 7 Fashion Design MFA show.

Updated February 21, 2020 To the FIT Community, Today I am writing to update you on the preliminary steps we have taken and are continuing to take in response to the fallout of the MFA Fashion show…

An official message to the FIT community from President Joyce F. Brown about the Fashion Design MFA show. Read the state...
02/18/2020
An Official Message to the FIT Community from President Brown

An official message to the FIT community from President Joyce F. Brown about the Fashion Design MFA show. Read the statement here.

Dear FIT Community: On Friday, February 7th, as part of New York Fashion Week, the FIT MFA program in fashion design held its first graduating students runway show at Chelsea Piers. There were over…

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💘
02/14/2020

Happy Valentine’s Day! 💘

A lot of people form lifelong bonds at FIT and some even meet the person they share their life with. Camille Agnese Block, Fashion Design ’68, and Marc Block, Photography ’68 met on the steps of the Feldman Center and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all FIT Alumni. Click the link below to read more about other FIT Alumni who found love on 27th street!

https://bit.ly/37yItG8

Museum at FIT
02/12/2020
Museum at FIT

Museum at FIT

A retrospective exhibition about American couturier and Fashion Institute of Technology Alum Jay Jaxon ’66 is now on view at the Queens Historical Society. #jayjaxonqueens #blackhistorymonth #blackfashiondesigners http://ow.ly/QUL350yfISZ

02/10/2020

Congrats to FIT's Fashion Design MFA first graduating class on their inaugural fashion show at Pier59 Studios last Friday, February 7!

The show marks a milestone for us during our 75th anniversary as this is the first time students are presenting their own show at New York Fashion Week.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/37end8f

As we enter #NYFW, Bingyao Cheng, Knitwear BFA ‘20, has been selected to have her design advertised on the Nasdaq Tower ...
02/06/2020

As we enter #NYFW, Bingyao Cheng, Knitwear BFA ‘20, has been selected to have her design advertised on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square.

Cheng is a member of the Council of Asian Designers of America and will show her collection, Bingyao Studio, next Monday, February 10. Her label combines functional waterproof and windproof materials using reflective fabrics that are wearable and fashion-forward. (📸: @cby0910)

Mr. Bruce, played by Manhattan the Chihuahua in Hustlers, is owned by pet-fashion designer Ada Nieves ‘08. Not only does...
02/06/2020
Pet Fashion Designer to the Stars

Mr. Bruce, played by Manhattan the Chihuahua in Hustlers, is owned by pet-fashion designer Ada Nieves ‘08. Not only does she design glamorous ensembles for her six Chihuahuas in showbiz, she has also created garments for cats, chickens, lizards, rabbits, even rats.

Nieves’ annual New York Pet Fashion Show is set to take place tomorrow, February 6 at the Hotel Pennsylvania NYC. Read more below.

Visit the post for more.

02/05/2020
Great Big Story

Watch Hannah Gavios, Graphic Design ’15, the subject of an inspiring mini-documentary on Great Big Story that follows her as she runs the TCS New York City Marathon.

Three years ago, Hannah Gavios fell 150 feet off a cliff while running from an attacker. She was left partially paralyzed. This year, she completed the New York City Marathon. #ThisIsTriumph https://greatbig.is/2sGOx0u

[Content Note: The following video discusses an experience with sexual assault]

#TechTuesday: Sherrell Dorsey ’09 started The Plug Daily as a daily newsletter for diverse, under-the-radar stories. The...
02/04/2020
Zeroing in on the Black Tech Sector

#TechTuesday: Sherrell Dorsey ’09 started The Plug Daily as a daily newsletter for diverse, under-the-radar stories. The site has now expanded to a digital platform and data library for black-owned tech companies. Read more below.

“I’m reading about all these white guy geniuses and I’m wondering, ‘How do I identify and tell stories about black geniuses and innovators and inventors and investors?’” In 2016, Dorsey found her a…

02/03/2020
FIT Celebrates 75

In 1944, visionaries Max Meyer and Dr. Mortimer C. Ritter created FIT, the first college devoted to the apparel industry. This year, the college reached its 75th anniversary, and we’re celebrating!

Celebrate with us at our commemorative website, 75.fitnyc.edu. #fitcelebrates75

In 1944, visionaries Max Meyer and Dr. Mortimer C. Ritter created FIT, the first college devoted to the apparel industry...
02/03/2020

In 1944, visionaries Max Meyer and Dr. Mortimer C. Ritter created FIT, the first college devoted to the apparel industry. This year, the college reached its 75th anniversary, and we’re celebrating!

Celebrate with us at our commemorative website, 75.fitnyc.edu.

This week also signaled the last semester for the #Classof2020. Good luck to everyone who’ll be crossing the stage in Ma...
02/01/2020

This week also signaled the last semester for the #Classof2020. Good luck to everyone who’ll be crossing the stage in May! 🎓

(📸 L-R: @b_.aramac, @kenzie_anne15, @tommie_gotchi, @emilyhorrego, @danismithstyle, @_mariajcruz)

Opening tonight through Sunday, March 8, FIT’s Black Student Union celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth with Black in Time.The ...
01/31/2020

Opening tonight through Sunday, March 8, FIT’s Black Student Union celebrates #BlackHistoryMonth with Black in Time.

The interactive exhibition explores the evolution of black culture by going beyond the narrative of slavery and back to the rich heritage of culture and tradition in Africa and its expansion worldwide. Black in Time, on view in the Pomerantz Center’s Art and Design Gallery, casts a light on creativity, resistance, celebration, self-expression, and #blackpride.

The exhibition is curated by FIT students Awa Doumbia '21 and Kiara Williams '21. Learn more by following #BlackinTime or visit @bsu_fit.

Don't forget to vote for the Museum at FIT!
01/31/2020

Don't forget to vote for the Museum at FIT!

One vote each day gets us closer to the top of the leaderboard! Help us win Best Free Museum in the USA TODAY 10Best 2020 Readers' Choice travel awards! http://ow.ly/i8ck50y81Uw

The editorial team at Hue, FIT's award-winning magazine, chose their top five stories from 2019. Read the selections bel...
01/30/2020
Top Five Editors’ Picks from Hue Magazine 2019

The editorial team at Hue, FIT's award-winning magazine, chose their top five stories from 2019. Read the selections below.

Features on accomplished alumni and students are always among the most popular stories in Hue, FIT’s award-winning magazine. Our editorial team chose five favorites from 2019. Nina Hue interviewed…

“We haven’t seen a new designer of this caliber in a long time," says NET-A-PORTER global buying director, Elizabeth von...
01/28/2020
Peter Do Is Making the Suit of the Moment

“We haven’t seen a new designer of this caliber in a long time," says NET-A-PORTER global buying director, Elizabeth von der Goltz on Fashion Design alumnus Peter Do '14. (FIT Alumni)

New York has lately been producing young designers who practice a distinctly DIY style of fashion. Peter Do is not one of those designers.

A new semester begins today at FIT. ✨🌈 📸: @nicolexxii_
01/27/2020

A new semester begins today at FIT. ✨🌈

📸: @nicolexxii_

This week, T: The New York Times Style Magazine takes a closer look at the jewelry created by FIT alum and SCHIAPARELLI ...
01/23/2020
A Closer Look at Schiaparelli’s Surrealist Couture Jewelry

This week, T: The New York Times Style Magazine takes a closer look at the jewelry created by FIT alum and SCHIAPARELLI artistic director Daniel Roseberry for the design house's spring 2020 haute couture show.

For the collection, Roseberry reimagined several famous pieces including an eye-shaped brooch designed by artist and writer Jean Cocteau for Elsa Schiaparelli in 1937.

Daniel Roseberry revisited many of the house’s iconic motifs this season, including an eye designed by the writer and artist Jean Cocteau.

In December 2019, Fashionista.com included FIT in its annual list of The Top 25 Fashion Schools in the World. 🙌🏾
01/22/2020
Fashionista Names FIT Among the World’s Top Fashion Schools

In December 2019, Fashionista.com included FIT in its annual list of The Top 25 Fashion Schools in the World. 🙌🏾

Yet again, FIT has been ranked as the best of the best for fashion-related careers. In December, Fashionista, an online magazine geared toward all things fashion, included FIT in its annual list of…

#TechTuesday: For HuffPost, Associate Professor of Sociology Jung-Whan (Marc) de Jong explains and contextualizes online...
01/21/2020
VSCO Girls And E-Girls: The TikTok Subcultures You Need To Know About

#TechTuesday: For HuffPost, Associate Professor of Sociology Jung-Whan (Marc) de Jong explains and contextualizes online subcultures like “e-girls” and “soft girls.”

The girls of TikTok are creating new aesthetic labels. For everyone who's not caught up, here's what's what.

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought t...
01/20/2020

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"In honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, we are reminded of our mission to create a community that fosters tolerance and inclusion and that is purposefully diverse," says FIT President Joyce F. Brown.

This illustration—representing the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, with imagery of Rosa Parks and King—is one of 80 pieces in ChalkFIT, public art on FIT's Seventh Avenue facades in celebration of the college's 75th anniversary.

Created by Alvin Sumigcay, Illustration ‘20. #MLKDay

FIT Alumni
01/17/2020
FIT Alumni

FIT Alumni

FIT alum Kihyun Lee is the force behind some of NYC’s most inventive and well-loved Korean restaurants as founder of @handhospitality. He and his team have opened 8 successful restaurants in the past 8 years, starting with Take 31 in 2011.

Eater NY called Lee one of the biggest players in how people eat in New York today.

https://bit.ly/3699i2Z

The Upcoming, an online British culture and fashion magazine, ranked FIT No. 1 in its "Top Five Colleges to Study Fashio...
01/16/2020
Top five colleges to study fashion

The Upcoming, an online British culture and fashion magazine, ranked FIT No. 1 in its "Top Five Colleges to Study Fashion," based on reputation, alumni performance, and exposure to the industry.

Just like technological gadgets, people are looking for the latest designs in fashion. They want to look unique so that they can stand out during occasions and also feel confident wherever they go. Designers are, therefore, some of the most sort-after professionals around the world. Fashion colleges...

#TechTuesday: Creative studio Superficial has collaborated with The Museum at FIT for the studio's digital project, Virt...
01/14/2020
MFIT Objects Featured in Virtual Fashion Archive | Fashion Institute of Technology

#TechTuesday: Creative studio Superficial has collaborated with The Museum at FIT for the studio's digital project, Virtual Fashion Archive. The inaugural collection features four objects from The Museum and uses 3D computer graphics to simulate motion, volume, and texture in order to broaden access and appreciation for extraordinary design.

The inaugural collection of the Virtual Fashion object features four objects from the study collection of The Museum at FIT.

Now on view through Saturday, March 7 at the Society Of Illustrators, Fashion Illustration: The Visionaries, A Century o...
01/13/2020
The Evolution of Fashion Through Illustration

Now on view through Saturday, March 7 at the Society Of Illustrators, Fashion Illustration: The Visionaries, A Century of Illustrations from the Frances Neady Collection showcases 63 of the finest examples of fashion illustration that exemplify technical virtuosity and aesthetic quality rendered by the masters of the genre.

The seminal exhibition is curated from the archives of the Frances Neady Collection of Original Fashion Illustration housed within the Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives.

Fashion Illustration: The Visionaries, A Century of Illustrations from the Frances Neady Collection is a seminal exhibition curated from the archives of the Frances Neady Collection of Original Fas…

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New York Calling is a new organization using creative connections to make and supply 3D printed face shields to hospitals in NYC
Graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology
Made in NY - 100% cotton adult and child masks
Interior Design
Students at FIT should be given a refund, this is ridiculous. This is NOT what we paid money for. Who else agrees?
Please share with anyone who has a 3-D printer. The design has been made public. Thanks! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156905638607377&set=pcb.10156905641747377&type=3&theater
FIT which is part of SUNY— should be fully mobilized making gowns and masks for SUNY downstate hospital in Brooklyn. It’s a national emergency!!! You have thousands of sewing machines sitting empty. You’re part of the same university system. Your students in the city/and faculty should be DOING SOMETHING. But everything/everyone is sitting idle. I am BEGGING YOU. Even if people can work from home/private studios. THE ENTIRE FASHION DISTRICT should be mobilized for NYC doctors nurses and health care workers at this time. RE-OPEN THE SCHOOL. It is completely shameful that you are closed at this time.
💥Hello everyone!!! PLEASE READ💥......... We have an upcoming project for statistics. We need to figure out how many many hours per week current FIT students spend studying! IF YOU CAN TAKE THE FOLLOWING SURVEY SO WE CAN FIGURE IT OUT, WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT! We will post results!!! THANK YOU 🤓
I am an Alumni at FIT, class of 1996. Like many people, I feel very useless at home, watching an American tragedy unfold. The last few days I have watched my brother (from a distance) go off to work with the fear that he may not come back the same.  He is a nurse at Queen's hospital and has been in the thick of it trying to save people from Covid-19. Its a losing battle. From what I understand, most of the stories about hospitals not being equipped with the proper protective gear is, in fact, true. What people are not speaking about is what happens to these soldiers of the front line when they go home to their loved ones? They are exposing them. When the Army sends a soldier off to war- they don't send them home at night. They sleep in bunkers/tents. A soldier is not sent off in shorts and a tee-shirt- they have Kevlar. Right now, there are stories of nurses/doctors sleeping in their cars, but most are returning home and doing their best to clean and stay away from family. My point... how can we make use of college campuses and/or hotels to give these soldiers “bunkers”? This crisis has many weeks ahead (maybe months), and there seems to be a logical solution. You have empty dorms... Why not put them to good use? I’m not sure if you can help, but I figured it was worth a try. Let me know if you have any ideas on how to move this forward. Thanks in advance. Best, Bridgette
I am Shalmoli Mazumder and I've been offered a seat in your college, I had some quarries regarding admission 2020, But before going further with the process there are a few doubts which I would like to ask you. Firstly, as we are currently in a crisis, there's a slight doubt whether the semester will start on time, if it doesn't how will we proceed with the studies? Secondly, I want to ask if I should go ahead with paying the $150 for confirming my seat or is it advisable to wait? I will be waiting for a reply. Thank you.