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Libeskind Speaks at Holocaust Commemoration

On April 24, world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind spoke at FIT’s 13th Annual Holocaust Commemoration event. Born in Poland, the son of Holocaust survivors, Libeskind established his architecture studio in Berlin in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum there. In 2003, after he was selected as the master planner for the World…

Major News about Minors

FIT is offering two new minors this year. Creative Technology, offered through the School of Art and Design, is for students who want to study digital technology beyond their prescribed curriculum. Ethics and Sustainability, an interdisciplinary minor, comprises 17 courses that will enhance students’ understanding of the philosophical, social, economic, and environmental impact of their…

Ralph Lauren Celebrates Connection with FIT

In honor of the 300-plus Ralph Lauren employees who attended FIT, Joy Herfel Cronin, Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’86, group president, wholesale and retail for the Americas at Ralph Lauren and a member of the FIT Foundation board of directors, co-hosted a group of alumni for a reception at the company’s headquarters in New York.…

Exposed Opens at MFIT

Exposed Opens at MFIT Exposed: A History of Lingerie, at The Museum at FIT through November 15, traces the developments in intimate apparel from an 18th-century corset to a brand-new La Perla bra and panty. More than 70 garments (and undergarments) from MFIT’s collection, many of which have never been shown, are on display. The…

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…

Fashion Design Student Wins LVMH Prize

Peter Do, Fashion Design ’14, winner of a CFDA scholarship, won a Graduates Prize in the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, a new contest created to demonstrate the luxury house’s commitment to nurturing a new generation of designers.

What Happens After We Throw It Away?

Click image or here to enlarge infographic I have a confession to make: plastic terrifies me. I learned at an impressionable age that all our yogurt containers, plastic grocery bags, clamshell packaging, Styrofoam cups, and countless other petrochemical polymers will remain intact in landfills for hundreds of years. Nightmares of being swallowed by a churning pit…