Archive for November, 2014

KIYEON NAM
Fashion Merchandising Management ’02

KIYEON NAM launched N/A/M, an androgynous, architectural knitwear line, this fall after working for 12 years at Donna Karan, Elie Tahari, and other companies. To find inspiration for her futuristic collection, she researched planets and aliens, trying to craft a universal style that defies assumptions about what clothes say about people. N/A/M isn’t just her…

DAVID HART
Fashion Design ’04

DAVID HART ’04 launched his eponymous menswear line in 2013, sold in Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as in Japan. The dress shirts are sewn in New Jersey, and the ties in Brooklyn, and the tailoring is done in Massachusetts; only the sweaters are made overseas, in Italy. The collection builds on the success of…

THE LIVES OF OBJECTS:
KIRA-ENG WILMOT
Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice ’09

As a textile conservator at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Kira Eng-Wilmot is a “front-line advocate for the objects”: she studies their material composition, weave structure, and age, and she ensures their safety when storing, moving, or exhibiting them. Hue caught up with her a few weeks before the museum’s December 12 reopening, after…

SAMANTHA SIEGEL
Advertising Design ’11

SAMANTHA SIEGEL co-created and starred in Less Than One, a six-minute film, viewable at LessThanOne.com, about the chances of finding a soul mate. (Her boyfriend Arturo Perez, Jr. worked on it with her.) The film is based on an episode of the public radio program This American Life in which a group of Harvard physicists…

ALYSSA PACHAN GAGNON
Fabric Styling ’12

ALYSSA PACHAN GAGNON is a trend and design coordinator at Surya, a rug company near Atlanta.She designs textiles, analyzes trends, sets up showrooms and window displays, styles catalogue shoots, and updates Surya’s Facebook and Pinterest pages. She was hired as part of a new design team that expands the line and keeps up with trends.…

Hue’s Who

Photo Galleries of events with FIT Alumni Couture Council Luncheon Honoring Michael Kors The Future of Fashion: 2014 BFA Fashion Show A Queer History of Fashion Opening A Queer History of Fashion Symposium Speakers on campus The Couture Council Events

MASTERPIECE THEATER:
To Preserve and Protect

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sarah Scaturro, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice ’10, confronts the “inherent vice” in Charles James’s clothes Visitors to Charles James: Beyond Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute have been bowled over by gorgeousness and glamour. The New York Times says this “outstanding” exhibition,…

MASTERPIECE THEATER:
The Artist’s Way

On the occasion of a groundbreaking exhibition about designer Charles James, Hue celebrates FIT alumni who help The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute present influential costume shows Behind the scenes of the Charles James: Beyond Fashion, with the show’s  co-curator, Jan Glier Reeder, Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles ’87 No designer in fashion history…

Anna Wintour Costume Center

First Lady Michelle Obama and Anna Wintour greet FIT students after a tour of the Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center’s inaugural exhibition, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, May 5, 2014. Read about the alumni who worked on the show on pages 22 to 27.