Video: Face masks meet fashion
Face masks have become an everyday piece of our wardrobe in the midst of the global pandemic. Naturally, fashionistas jump on this opportunity to create and wear trendy masks which begs the question: Where does function end and fashion begin? In this video, FIT interviews it's alumni designers, professors, fashion journalists and more to get the...
Sep 3, 2020
Video: FIT and Human Rights Campaign host a virtual fashion trivia night
Together with the Human Rights Campaign, the FIT Foundation created a virtual trivia game all about the fashion industry, pop culture and the LGBTQ+ movement. Hosted by Derek Blasberg, participants have 20 seconds to answer multiple choice questions from guest questionnaires via a link provided. Watch the video to see how many questions you can...
Aug 25, 2020
3 fashion school museums you can visit virtually
While fashion students have transitioned to remote learning and museum exhibitions have been postponed, fashion schools’ museums from New York, California to Georgia have curated a number of online exhibitions to keep their communities inspired. Why not spend time on lockdown wisely and brush up on fashion knowledge through these free virtual...
May 8, 2020
Video: Fern Mallis Q&A with fashion journalist Dana Thomas
Fashion Institute of Technology Foundation shares a clip of a video meeting between the woman behind New York Fashion Week Fern Mallis and bestselling journalist Dana Thomas. In this 10 minute Q&A video, the two answer questions about the current state of the fashion world. Source: Fashion Institute of Technology, via YouTube
May 1, 2020
DON’T WASTE TIME COMPARING APPLE AND ORANGES
According to Pattern Room, the world’s leading extensive online digital pattern library, the most common question asked by prospective clients is what the critical difference between “size” and “fit” is and how to ensure consistency is maintained across apparel offering. “Pattern Room’s overall mission is to provide a service to the industry...
Apr 17, 2020
FIT alumni volunteer to make PPE in response to Covid-19
As New York City continues to fight Covid-19, the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo officially pleaded to businesses last month to pitch in as there is a critical need for PPE (personal protective equipment). In response, Fashion Institute of Technology’s alumni, faculty and students have united together to make protective masks and PPE for...
Apr 9, 2020
FIT Alum launches Sew4Lives USA to aid the production of masks
FIT alumni have launched the New York State chapter of Sew4Lives USA, a national network of volunteers organized to sew hospital-grade masks, initially for St. Joseph’s Health in Syracuse, St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, Glen Cove Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Long Island, Staten Island University Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital in...
Apr 6, 2020
US fashion college apologizes for 'racist' runway show
A prestigious New York fashion college apologized on Wednesday after a catwalk featuring models wearing large prosthetic red lips, ears and bushy eyebrows was branded racist. The president of the Fashion Institute of Technology said it was investigating the use of the accessories in the February 7 show, which was part of New York Fashion Week....
Feb 20, 2020
Brother International sponsors FIT's show at NYFW
Brother International Corporation sponsored and supported FIT's (Fashion Institute of Technology) Fine Art of Fashion and Technology Show on February 7, at New York Fashion Week 2020. Coinciding with FIT's 75th anniversary celebration, the show featured ninety-plus looks by 10 alumni from FIT’s inaugural Master of Fine Arts class in Fashion...
Feb 14, 2020
Museum at FIT announces exhibition on hip hop fashion
Hip hop will be on display at the Museum at FIT in 2023. The museum has announced that it will host a new exhibition entitled "Fresh, Fly and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style" from February to April 2023 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the music genre. "Fresh, Fly and Fabulous" will present hip hop fashion and examine...
Feb 13, 2020
FIT launches Design Entrepreneurs 2020
On January 9, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) launched FIT Design Entrepreneurs, an open-to-anyone “mini-MBA” program that provides specially selected designers the business acumen, resources, and community to grow their companies. The program culminates in a final live pitch event in front of a panel of fashion industry veterans with...
Jan 30, 2020
FIT's 2019 Future of Fashion show
The best work of Fashion Institute of Technology's bachelor of art fashion design are presented in the Future of Fashion awards. The graduating students present their designs every spring in a professional runway show. Watch the video to see 2019's Future of Fashion Show and winners. Source: Video by FIT, YouTube
Dec 24, 2019