Summer 2014

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…

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…

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.

PATT LACHKY BALDINO
Advertising Design ’77

PATT LACHKY BALDINO paints still lifes, landscapes, and commissioned portraits in oil. She loves Grand Central Terminal as a subject, because the dramatic lighting reminds her of the Old Masters. Her work is frequently on view at galleries in New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut, and South Carolina.

SIBYLLE-MARIA PFAFFENBICHLER
Product Design: Textile ’78

SIBYLLE-MARIA PFAFFENBICHLER is a Philadelphia-based artist who loves creating the illusion of movement in her drawings and paintings. Her charcoal drawings of boogie-woogie dancers have shown in Vienna. She also uses the backs of long sheets of wallpaper as a canvas to paint a dancer’s gradual movements, frame by frame. “I so enjoy watching people…