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THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE
Joanee Alina Honour, Fashion Design ’92, stewards Star Wars costumes and props at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch

“Star Wars is huge in my life,” says Joanee Honour ’92. She and her colleagues take care of the Star Wars archive of original costumes, models, art, and props. “We’ve got R2D2, the Millennium Falcon, and the Death Star,” she says, though her job mostly involves the costumes. As the senior registrar for the Lucas…

We are a 2016 Webby Honoree!

Hue Magazine’s Six Questions for Susanne Bartsch was named an official Webby Honoree in the Online Film & Video: Beauty & Fashion category! We thank The Webby’s and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for this great honor.

25 YEARS OF TOY DESIGN AT FIT

Child’s play. We use that phrase to describe something simple, so easy that it’s hardly worth a second thought. But play is complex, profound, and one of a child’s most important jobs. Through play, kids learn, develop physically and emotionally, relate to others, and discover the world around them. Our favorite toys remain among our…

DON’T CALL ME A SNEAKERHEAD
For serious enthusiasts, sneakers are more than just a shoe obsession

“Whoa, cool sneakers!” a little boy shouts as Erika Schaefer, Performance Athletic Footwear Certificate ’14, poses for a photograph on a busy Queens corner. He, along with what look like his father and older brother, are wearing matching purple and orange high-tops. It’s unclear which pair of Schaefer’s sneakers he’s excited about. Is it the…

GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE
An anniversary exhibition at the Morris-Jumel Mansion illuminates colonialism’s effect on fashion

It’s a well-worn irony in fashion history circles that Dutch wax-resist textiles, securely identified with West African fashion, were originally neither African nor Dutch. The fabrics, with their vivid colors and distinctive cracked patterns, are in fact based on Indonesian batik prints. In the 19th century, Dutch and British colonial powers mass-produced knockoffs to sell…