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JENNIFER LILYA
Illustration ’92

JENNIFER LILYA paints lively fashion illustrations, usually in black ink and diluted acrylic, for editorial,designers, and special events. She has illustrated features for Elle and Cosmopolitan, done preliminary sketches for Katy Perry’s costume at the 2010 American Music Awards, and drawn guests at the CLIO Image Awards as party favors. Her book, Fashion Illustration Art:…

A SUIT-ABLE SOLUTION
How wedding-gown expert Jill Andrews, Fabric Styling ’89, Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’87, helped design new Ebola protective gear

Clothes are rarely a matter of life or death, but in the case of Ebola, they can be. The virus, which causes profuse bleeding, is so contagious and lethal that more than 300 health care workers have died of the disease in the past year. Medical personnel wear hazmat suits to prevent contact with patients’…

A FINE FOUNDATION
Laurie Troske Van Brunt, Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’79, is brand president of Soma Intimates

As brand president of Soma, Laurie Troske Van Brunt, Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’79, crafts strategy for this intimates powerhouse. Laurie Van Brunt remembers passing a Dallas store window several years ago and spotting a picture of a model seated atop a washing machine, holding a bra. The idea was a “wash-and-go bra,” but Van…

Meet the Alumni Working at Haddad Brands

In the fall, FIT’s Office of Alumni Relations hosted an evening reception at the midtown headquarters of Haddad Brands to celebrate the more than 40 alumni who work there. The company produces licensed children’s wear under the Levi’s, Nike, Jordan, Hurley, and Converse brands; Sam Haddad, its principal, is a director of the FIT Foundation.…

DRAWING ON THE PAST
A Tribute to Fashion Design-Art faculty member Harvey Boyd by Carol Gantos, Fashion Design ’87

It’s been more than 20 years since Associate Professor Harvey Boyd’s premature passing, at the age of 52, but I still remember the first day of his Fashion Design portfolio class. It was a pressure cooker full of students aspiring to fame. And what does he write on the chalkboard? “Nurturing Creativity.” From that moment…