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SENSE OF DIRECTION
Keith Kirkland, Accessories Design ’10, created a vibrating wristband that guides the blind

On November 5, a blind man named Simon Wheatcroft will run the New York City Marathon without a guide. He will be aided in this feat by the Wayband, a wearable navigation device that uses haptic feedback—touch—to communicate directions to the blind and visually impaired. Whenever Wheatcroft needs to turn, a complex but intuitive array of vibrations will tell him when…

Antonio

If you think it’s intoxicating to look at images by renowned fashion illustrator Antonio (1943-1987), imagine what it was like to pose for one. Susan Baraz could tell you. In the early ’60s, soon after she and Antonio left FIT ( both majored in Illustration; Baraz, ’62, graduated with honors), she modeled for him. The illustrations, many of…

LAURA & MEGAN GOLDEN
Fashion Merchandising Management ’13

Laura and Megan Golden are identical twins who own Golden Closet, an online boutique featuring current, affordable women’s apparel and accessories. They focus on feminine pieces with a relaxed, bohemian feel. Laura also works as a technical designer for TJX, the parent company of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, and Megan is an assistant designer for…

Inspiration by Galanos: The venerable designer discusses his work

This interview was originally in the print version of Hue magazine in 2008. So, what’s it like to dress Nancy Reagan? “She’s a very clean, neat, particular person. Everything has to be perfect.” Diana Ross? “Terrific.” And Judy Garland? “Very nice, except she was always late. Time meant nothing to her.” A conversation with James Galanos…