YOSHIAKI MOCHIZUKI
Restoration ’05

Yoshiaki Mochizuki had his third solo exhibition this summer at Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. His textured paintings layer gesso, burnishing clay, ink, pigments, and precious metal leafing. The surfaces are scored with a needle, resulting in detailed patterns that cut through the layers of media, evoking geological strata and erosion. His paintings are always hung…

JENNIFER FERRISE
Advertising and Marketing Communications ’11, Fashion Merchandising Management ’09

Jennifer Ferrise has worked at InStyle magazine since she graduated. As associate features editor, she writes short pieces for the print and online magazines, produces video, and comes up with questions for the InStyle channel of the Trivia Crack Kingdoms app. She writes a number of recurring pages, including a behind-the-scenes look at each month’s…

7 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BUZZFEED (NUMBER 5 WILL SHOCK YOU)
Augusta Falletta, Advertising and Marketing Communications ’13, Fashion Merchandising Management ’11

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past decade, you probably know about BuzzFeed, the insanely popular news and entertainment website whose viral stories, lists, videos, and quizzes generate 200 billion views a month, about three times that of The New York Times website. Augusta Falletta, senior beauty editor at BuzzFeed, manages a…

BRITTANY MURACA
Fashion Merchandising Management ’11

Brittany Muraca is a business planner for handbags and small leather goods at Michael Kors, working on location planning and inventory management for the wholesale accounts with Macy’s and Lord & Taylor. She pays attention to cultural and geographical differences in taste, as well as seasonal trends, to ensure that each store carries what customers…

FLORENCE SHIN
International Trade and Marketing ’13

Florence Shin co-founded Covry Sunwear, competitively priced sunglasses that fit Asian faces and others with a lower nose bridge and higher cheekbones. She and a high-school friend launched the brand with a Kickstarter campaign after a lifetime of struggling to find sunglasses that didn’t slide down their faces. An “Asian fit” already existed in the…

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…

A History of Sneakers

Sneakers have evolved since the Gibson girl donned a pair to go ride her newfangled bicycle at the turn of the century.  No longer only worn by athletes on the court and kids in the schoolyard—sneakers are ever-present in fashion.  Designers embellish athletic footwear with luxury details previously reserved for couture clothing, and performance footwear…

MEMORIES OF DESIGNING FOR PRINCE

Stacia Lang, Fashion Design ’84, designed some of Prince’s most legendary stage outfits, including the notorious yellow buttless pants he wore at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards. In the wake of his death, she shared some of her memories of the inimitable artist.   “The loss of Prince has really hit me hard. Harder than…

ON THE COVER
What on Earth is an astronaut doing on Hue’s cover?

Take a look at that flag in the background. It was made by Annin Flagmakers, the country’s oldest and largest flag manufacturer, which has produced flags for innumerable landmark moments in American history, including presidential inaugurations and funerals, expeditions to the North Pole and up Mount Everest, and the Battle of Iwo Jima. Annin is…

RAISING THE STANDARD
Flags are the family business for Sandy Dennis Van Lieu, Manufacturing Management ’94

The moon landing. The Battle of Iwo Jima. Abraham Lincoln’s funeral. These indelible historic moments are united by the stirring presence of the star-spangled banner, a patriotic symbol of America. Remarkably, one company made flags for all these events and countless more: Annin Flagmakers. With 500 employees across three factories in Virginia and Ohio, Annin…

BANNER YEARS
Some of Annin’s highest-profile flags throughout American history

1865 An Annin flag draped Abraham Lincoln’s coffin—and every presidential coffin since. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress/Prints and Photographs Division. 1901 A spray of Annin flags decorated Teddy Roosevelt’s inauguration. The company has produced flags for every presidential inauguration since Zachary Taylor’s in 1849. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress/The Crowley Company. 1909 American explorers Robert…