Features

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…

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,…

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…

On the Cover: Summer 2014

Shortly before David Hamilton, Advertising and Marketing Communications ’14, addressed the graduates at commencement on May 22, Sofia Johansson, Photography AAS ’14, took our cover photo. As president of the FIT Student Association, Hamilton wears the white sash denoting this position and holds the mace, a ceremonial symbol of the college. The red, white, and…

The Office

Bill Bouchey, Interior Design ’85, creates innovative workspaces Considering how much time people spend at their jobs, it’s surprising that workspace design doesn’t attract attention like its more glamorous residential cousin—and designers of work environments tend not to get big awards or their own TV shows. But Bill Bouchey, the design director of M Moser…