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ON THE COVER
Fall 2017

This issue has a special innovation theme, so we needed a very special cover to set the stage. We got one, thanks to the spectacularly talented Anita Rundles, BFA Illustration ’13. She created an elegantly dressed 18th- This issue has a special innovation theme, so we needed a very special cover to set the stage. We…

ANATOMY OF A CARRY-ON
This luxury suitcase, created by Denielle Martin Wolfe, Accessories Design ’91, blends technology and smart design

“In high luxury,” says Denielle Wolfe ’91, “you pay more and you get less.” Not so with her new luggage brand, Arlo Skye. The first product, a sleek, durable, high-tech carry-on, earns its $550 price tag with loads of eye-opening features. After 15 years at Tumi, most recently as vice president of product development and…

OH, THE PLACES WE’LL GO!
FIT faculty, alumni, and students envison the future in ways both fantastical and practical

Illustrations by Diana Schoenbrun MFA ’16 (Featured image) “An organism, like a synthetic silk moth, that extrudes a fiber quickly, organically, and with minimal environmental impact, then feeds it into a machine that weaves or knits it into clothes on demand.” —Michael Ferraro, executive director of the FIT/Infor Design and Tech Lab (Above) “Virtual and augmented…

ON THE COVER
Winter 2017

The soothing, textured painting on this issue’s cover is no oil on canvas—it’s made of L’Oréal Paris lip colors, composed by Roger Cabello, Photography ’85. Cabello is an abstract artist who has photographed cosmetics for magazine editorial and ad campaigns since 2000. For this issue, he used a range of products developed by FIT alumni,…

“I COULD NOT DARE TO BE ONE MORE MAN TO GIVE HER ORDERS.”
Trupal Pandya, Photography ’16, trained his lens, and his ear, on refugees in the Middle East

In January 2016, the United Nations Development Programme sent Trupal Pandya, Photography ’16, to refugee camps in Iraq to document the struggles of the thousands displaced by ISIS. Over the course of one transformative week, he took several striking portraits and listened to the refugees’ moving stories of imprisonment and abuse. Here he shares one…

FASHION PLATES: 150 YEARS OF STYLE
An excerpt from a recent book by Special Collections associate April Calahan ’09

PLATE 129: La France élégante, c. 1885. G. Gonin (artist). PLATE CAPTION: La France élégante et Paris élégante réunis. Offices: 3, rue du Quatre Septembre, Paris. Ensembles by Madame Pepouey, 6, rue de Provence. Trimmings and embellishments by the House of J. Toche, 45, rue Turbigo. Perfume from Oriza L. Legrand, supplier to the Court…

The French Connection

The late ’50s and early ’60s was one of the most groundbreaking periods in fashion history, an era of relaxed, youthful designs. Many books and exhibitions about the era position London as the center of innovation, but Paris also played a significant role. Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968, in The Museum at FIT from February 10 to…

A Mental Map of Venice

Venice Re-Mapped, an installation by Johannes Knoops, associate professor of Interior Design, was shown from May to November 2016 at Time/Space/Existence, at the Palazzo Mora, a Venice art gallery. The exhibition was a collateral event at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture, which is considered the most important international exchange of architectural concepts. Fascinated by…

A Tour of Jewish History in the Garment District

In Daniel Levinson Wilk’s course New York City and the Invention of America, which examines capitalism in the city through the 19th and 20th centuries, students lead tours that delve into a slice of the past. Levinson Wilk, associate professor of American History, believes that developing a walking tour is a model for writing essays:…