Posts Tagged fashion design

ARLENE SKOROS MCLOUGHLIN
Fashion Design ’87

Arlene Skoros McLoughlin is organizing Salon New York, a gathering of nearly 100 decorative painters from 20 countries, taking place April 13–16, 2017. Decorative painters, including McLoughlin, do gilding, faux marble, faux wood, Italian plastering, and ornamental painting for museums, public buildings, and stately homes. The event location rotates among cities in Europe and the…

MICHELLE HERNANDEZ
Fashion Merchandising Management ’11, Fashion Design ’04

Michelle Hernández is a compost educator/coordinator for New York City’s Zero Waste Programs at GrowNYC, a nonprofit sustainability resource that runs New York City’s Greenmarkets. She staffs compost collection at the Bowling Green, Brooklyn Borough Hall, and Carroll Gardens markets, teaching residents about composting and textile recycling. She also works at a GrowNYC Fresh Food…

FUTURE OF FASHION, REIMAGINED
Artist, alumnus, and Illustration faculty member Bil Donovan ’78 takes us behind the scenes of FIT’s annual fashion show

It was a long journey to the runway. Students who hoped to present their garments in FIT’s annual BFA runway show, the Future of Fashion, underwent a grueling process—sketching, draping, sewing. And sometimes starting all over again. During the spring semester, graduating Fashion Design students worked with industry critics to perfect their pieces. Finally, professionals…

ALICIA GOODWIN
Jewelry Design ’03, Fashion Design ’02

Alicia Goodwin sold ten styles from her jewelry line, Lingua Nigra, to the Smithsonian Institution for the gift shop of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening this year in Washington, D.C. Working in brass, gold, and silver, she takes inspiration from nature and brings in texture by etching with acid or…

RUMALDO MEDINA
Fashion Design ’04

Rumaldo Medina creates fashion illustrations for TV and special events. He drew guests’ portraits at the launch party for Design Your Life by Rachel Roy at her Beverly Hills home; made sketches at a private runway show at the Versace store in Costa Mesa, CA, to be given to VIPs; and was filmed drawing Ben…

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…

THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE
Joanee Alina Honour, Fashion Design ’92, stewards Star Wars costumes and props at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch

“Star Wars is huge in my life,” says Joanee Honour ’92. She and her colleagues take care of the Star Wars archive of original costumes, models, art, and props. “We’ve got R2D2, the Millennium Falcon, and the Death Star,” she says, though her job mostly involves the costumes. As the senior registrar for the Lucas…

BUNNY (JENNY) YAN
Fashion Design ’04

Bunny (Jenny) Yan founded The Squirrelz, a Shanghai-based business-to-business company that sells overstock and defective fabrics and trims from China’s factories, thereby keeping them out of landfills. The e-commerce company also sells a curated selection of recycled, upcycled, and socially responsible products to a wholesale audience. The Squirrelz recently graduated from Chinaccelerator, a well-known startup…

HADAS RUBINOVICH SAAR
Fashion Design ’07

Hadas Rubinovich Saar is creative director of Naadam, a company that sources fine white cashmere from Mongolian goatherds and incorporates it into timeless, durable knitwear for men and women. Part of Naadam’s proceeds goes toward vaccinating the goats and providing clean water for the herders’ families. Saar joined the company in 2014 after years as…