Archive for November, 2014

FIT Gala Celebrates Industry and Students

FIT’s 2014 gala, on June 9, drew more than 600 of fashion’s boldface names to Cipriani 42nd Street and raised more than $2.5 million for the college’s Educational Development Fund. On view in the festive space were fabulous feathered creatures that Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design students had created. Their extraordinary work set the stage…

WINNERS’ TALES:
Nine top student designers create the Future of Fashion

To discover the best among the next generation of designers, look no further than these nine Critic Award recipients from the class of 2014. Eighth-semester Fashion Design students cap off their studies by creating a mini-collection of looks in their chosen specialization: sportswear, knitwear, special occasion, intimate apparel, or children’s wear. Each class is assigned…

SOMETHING BLUE

THE ASSIGNMENT:  Create a denim brand THE RESULT: Real-world learning with industry greats Every spring for the past ten years, eighth-semester Textile Development and Marketing students have gone through the entire process of dev- eloping a line of jeans, except actually producing it. They create a consumer profile and brand identity, select fibers and trims,…

THRILL RIDE:
Getting to know fashion editor Jillian Mercado, Fashion Merchandising Management ’10, Diesel’s most talked-about model

Fame has been good to Jillian Mercado, executive editorial director of WeTheUrban, an online fashion, art, and music magazine. She caused a media sensation in January when she appeared in Diesel’s Reboot ad campaign, created by artistic director Nicola Formichetti, mastermind of Lady Gaga’s insanest getups. Hue spoke with Mercado about her chair, her career,…

POWERFUL SOLUTIONS:
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. electrifies the FIT audience with a plea for green energy

“We’re living today in a scientific nightmare,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. pronounced in his keynote speech at FIT’s Eighth Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference, “People, Planet, Prosperity: Measuring Our Impact,” held April 8 in the John E. Reeves Great Hall. The conference, which also featured Tom LaForge, the Coca-Cola Company’s global director of human…

OH, HAPPY DAY!
Wild enthusiasm and sage advice mark commencement 2014

“If you’re ready to conspire with the universe, make some noise!” exhorted David Hamilton, the president of the FIT Student Association, at the college’s 69th commencement exercises, on May 22. In response, the crowd of graduating students and their families let out an immense whoop. Hamilton, Advertising and Marketing Communications ’14, drew inspiration for his…

Quick Read

President Joyce F. Brown’s new blog, “On My Mind” (blog.fitnyc.edu/onmymind), offers her thoughts on higher education, her hopes for FIT, and her reflections on the news and issues of the day; it is also an opportunity to engage the FIT community in conversation. David Hamilton ’14, president of the FIT Student Association, and Brian Williams…