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  • Schedule of Events | Fashion Institute of Technology
    on the implementation of sustainability in a fashion brand Kering Group s Environmental Profit and Loss accounting and Stella McCartney s one of Kering s brands collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative both highlighting the trial and error process that defines how each incorporates sustainable practices Sustainable Materials and Artisanship Nina Almeida Braga Director Instituto E Thursday October 29 6 pm John E Reeves Great Halll RSVP High end fashion is traditionally characterized by its use of precious materials and highly skilled workmanship New materials and new practices are changing this scenario to include evolved artisanal partnerships that challenge the traditional production supply chain Instituto E is a research body that is leading the change from promoting innovation in materials to artisanal collaborations Sustainability as the New Luxury Oskar Metsavaht Founder and Creative Director Osklen and OM art Monday November 9 6 30 pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre RSVP Oskar Metsavaht the founder of Osklen and a goodwill ambassador for UNESCO talks about sustainability as the new luxury A pioneer in the world of sustainable fashion Oskar will focus on the development of his collections through sustainable practices his contribution to the creation of a research institute and his work with the EFI Couture from Africa Omoyemi Akerele Founder and Creative director at Lagos Fashion Design Week and Style House Files Wednesday February 24 6 pm John E Reeves Great Hall RSVP Africa has been identified as the new home of couture by such luminaries as Vogue Italia Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani Cipriani will discuss couture fashion with Omoyemi Akerele the creator of the Lagos Fashion Week Making in NYC Versus Africa Bob Bland Founder CEO and Founder Manufacture New York Friday February 26 6 pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre RSVP Artisanal production and new technologies such as 3D printing are making domestic reshoring of productions possible and are changing the geography of labor Both the EFI and Manufacture New York collaborate with new brands in the U S while looking for artisanal capacities for product development domestically Fair Labour and the Living Wage Auret van Heerden Labor Expert and Director Equiception Tuesday March 15 6 pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre RSVP The fair labor agenda is a set of implementable guidelines for basic conditions that provide dignity in the workplace The Fair Labor Association has put fair labor and living wage standards into practice at a range of iconic brands including Apple Auret van Heerden has supported the EFI in applying the fair labor agenda to all its projects Can Impact Be Predicted Lisa Barratt RISE Senior Project Manager Ethical Fashion Initiative Timothy Schwartz Author and Anthropologist Thursday March 17 6 pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre RSVP The EFI program to bring together traceability fair labor standards and impact assessment is called RISE Sustainability is not simply about applying standards it s also about assessing the impact of the industry on people and planet Standards define rules and are verified by audits while impact assessment verifies the reality of impact on people

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  • Communications and External Relations | Fashion Institute of Technology
    Weekend Degree Programs Middle School and High School Classes Tuition Costs Financial Aid Services Bursar s Office Educational Opportunity Programs EOP Presidential Scholars Honors Program Veterans Services Online Learning Virtual Tour Visit FIT Campus Life Student Life at FIT Residential Life Safety Security Health Services Counseling Services Disability Support Services FIT ABLE International Student Services Veteran Services Computing and Technology at FIT Student Clubs and Activities Athletics and Recreation Dining Services Barnes Noble at FIT Give to FIT News My FIT Information For Current Students Faculty Staff Alumni Recently Accepted Students Parents Employers Industry Adult Learners Career Professionals Home Communications and External Relations In this section About Us Advertising Marketing Government Community Relations Media Relations Photography Publications Web Communications FIT Direct for Employees Email Resources and Guides Business and Liberal Arts Center B905 212 217 4700 212 217 4701 fax externalrelations fitnyc edu Hours Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm Communications and External Relations Communications and External Relations is FIT s centralized office responsible for directing media and public relations marketing communications and government and community relations functions of the college The office is responsible for developing communications strategies to promote the college and its programs both to internal and

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  • 25 Years of Toy Design at FIT | Fashion Institute of Technology
    Barbie Mattel Barbie allows girls and boys to imagine the possibilities through the experience of open ended play test Andres Garza 05 designer Spin Master Designing a meaningful play experience means dropping bread crumbs that lead children down a path to discovery test Rocio Cintron 10 senior designer Disney Consumer Products I never stopped looking in the toy aisles as I got older test Eric Von Stein 09 director of product development and creative director ALEX Toys The maker movement has spawned a lot of competition in the DIY and crafting space so toy companies are bringing a lot of innovation to crafting toys test Freddy Tutiven 96 executive director of toys Nickelodeon My design hero is Leonardo da Vinci His sketches of inventions are a good representation of how we should be sketching toy ideas test Kyung Kim 03 product design manger Girls Hasbro We need to push harder on physical interaction in toys and games test Ramon Campos 13 product designer Hasbro The ability to engage a child in both a solo and cooperative experience is an absolute must test Bill Rawley 01 product design manager Boys Design Star Wars Hasbro We design faster so we design more It s worth it to slow down and think about why we are designing something and who we are designing for test Roseld Laguatan 02 product design manager Crayola The most important skill a toy designer needs is the ability to sketch accurately and quickly test Von Tang 04 director of design Jakks Pacific My advice Have thick skin fight for something great til everyone knows it s great and fight it til the last second then move on if it s not working out test Monica Vandergrift 06 product design director Just Play Products Pretty much every skill you learn or develop at FIT is useful in your career test Brian Wilk 97 vice president of design and development for the Games division Hasbro Stay young and don t stop playing test Stephanie Elias 98 design director at Lambs Ivy and independent design consultant When children are at play it s often their first handshake with the world test Load more Storybook As part of the process for developing a toy each student creates a book that tells a story and builds a world around their product s character It is a happy talent to know how to play Ralph Waldo Emerson Alice burning with curiosity ran across the field after the white rabbit and was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit hole under the hedge In another moment down went alice after it never once considering how in the world she was going to get out again Lewis Carroll It ן s what you learn after you know it all that counts John Wooden A child loves his play not because it is easy but because it is hard Dr Benjamin Spock Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known Carl Sagan Success

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  • About the Museum | Fashion Institute of Technology
    1997 The Museum at FIT MFIT is best known for its innovative and award winning special exhibitions including London Fashion which received the first Richard Martin Award for Excellence in the Exhibition of Costume from the Costume Society of America The Corset Fashioning the Body which explored the most controversial garment in the history of fashion and Madame Grès The Sphinx of Fashion a monographic retrospective that examined the working methodologies and unique aesthetic contributions of a great couturier Recently the Museum has been mounting even more ambitious exhibitions such as Gothic Dark Glamour and A Queer History of Fashion From the Closet to the Catwalk The museums permanent collection encompasses some 50 000 garments and accessories from the 18th century to the present Important designers such as Adrian Balenciaga Chanel and Dior are represented The collecting policy of the museum focuses on aesthetically and historically significant directional clothing accessories textiles and visual materials with emphasis on contemporary avant garde fashion There are three galleries in the museum The lower level gallery is devoted to special exhibitions such as the recent Elegance in an Age of Crisis Fashions of the 1930s and Dance and Fashion The Fashion and Textile History Gallery on the main floor which provides on going historical context presents a rotating selection of approximately 200 historically and artistically significant objects from the museums permanent collection Every six months the exhibition in the gallery is completely changed although it always covers 250 years of fashion history Gallery FIT also located on the main floor is dedicated to student and faculty exhibitions such as the Art and Design Graduating Student Exhibition every May which also fills the lower level gallery and lobbies across campus Students from FIT s School of Graduate Studies also collaborate with the Museum s staff

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  • Plan Your Visit | Fashion Institute of Technology
    Island Railroad New Jersey Transit and Amtrak If arriving to Grand Central Station at 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue take the S shuttle subway to Times Square then the 1 train downtown Take PATH trains to the 23rd Street or 34th Street stations By Car The Museum is located on the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue and 27th Street Metered street parking is available and public parking lots are located on West 26th between 7th and 8th Avenues West 28th between 7th and 8th Avenues and West 28th between 6th Avenue and Broadway From the East Long Island I 495 West Long Island Expressway through the Midtown Tunnel take the 35th St exit towards 34th St Downtown turn right onto E 34th St turn left onto Lexington Ave turn right onto E 27th St continue onto W 27th St From the North Connecticut I 91 South continue onto I 95 South Bruckner Expressway following signs to the George Washington Bridge take exit 1 to merge onto NY 9A S turn left at 34th Street signs for Lincoln Tunnel I 495 turn right onto Seventh Avenue drive south to 27th Street From the North Connecticut I 684 South continue onto I 684 South toward White Plains merge onto Hutchinson River Pkwy follow signs for Cross County Pkwy take exit toward Saw Mill River Pkwy keep left at the fork to continue toward Saw Mill River Pkwy and merge onto Saw Mill River Pkwy slight right at Henry Hudson Pkwy signs for H Hudson Pkwy continue on 12th Ave NY 9A turn left at 34th Street signs for Lincoln Tunnel I 495 turn right onto Seventh Avenue drive south to W 27th Street From the North Upstate New York I 87 South New York Throughway take the I 287 South Rt 17

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  • Calendar of Events | Fashion Institute of Technology
    Becca McCharen and Christian Stroble Wednesday March 30 6pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P Pomerantz Art and Design Center Join fashion industry leaders Charlotte Cowles senior features editor of Harper s Bazaar Becca McCharen founder of the futuristic fashion line Chromat and stylist Christian Stroble for a discussion of the many ways that collaboration inspires and enriches their work Organized in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies and the exhibition The Women of Harper s Bazaar 1936 1958 Register Alexander McQueen evening gown silk velvet and bugle beads fall 2007 In memory of Elizabeth Howe Salem 1692 collection England museum purchase 2013 2 1 Fairy Tale Imagery Natalie Frank Kirsty Mitchell and Colleen Hill Thursday March 31 6pm John E Reeves Great Hall Conference Center at FIT Visual artists Natalie Frank and Kirsty Mitchell join Colleen Hill curator of the MFIT exhibition Fairy Tale Fashion to discuss the use of fairy tale imagery their work Frank s recent exhibition The Brothers Grimm featured 25 chalk and pastel drawings Mitchell s dream like photographs intertwine fantasy literature and personal meditations Organized in collaboration with the Gladys Marcus Library Register Cover Romaine Brooks A Life Romaine Brooks A Life Cassandra Langer Thursday April 7 6pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P Pomerantz Art and Design Center Art historian Cassandra Langer introduces her lively biography of expatriate American painter Romaine Brooks 1874 1970 Langer will discuss Brooks and her paintings in the context of fashion patronage feminism and sexual fluidity A book signing will follow the presentation Register Cover This Year s Model Fashion Media and the Making of Glamour courtesy of NYU Press This Year s model Fashion Media and the Making of Glamour Elizabeth Wissinger Tuesday April 12 6pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P Pomerantz Art and Design Center Elizabeth Wissinger presents her book This Year s Model Fashion Media and the Making of Glamour an illustrated history of modeling and an incisive critique of fashion media Wissinger shows that the work of the fashion model has been so amplified by digital media that we all have come to manage ourselves as brands A book signing will follow the presentation Register Photo Marcus Wainwright and David Neville courtesy of rag bone Rag Bone in Conversation with Emma McClendon Wednesday April 13 6pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P Pomerantz Art and Design Center Join New York based designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of rag bone for a rousing conversation with MFIT curator Emma McClendon Rag bone began with a single pair of jeans then grew into a global fashion brand with a philosophy of expert craftsmanship and attention to detail Register Cover True Style The History Principles of Classic Menswear Photograph by Nicole Caputo True Style The History Principles of Classic Menswear G Bruce Boyer Jonathan Capeheart Guy Trebay and Patricia Mears Tuesday April 19 6pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P Pomerantz Art and Design Center G Bruce Boyer men s fashion editor and author of True Style The History Principles

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  • Exhibitions | Fashion Institute of Technology
    characters transformation vanity power or privilege These descriptions of clothing also serve to enhance the sense of wonder and fantasy that is integral to the fairy tale genre Fairy Tale Fashion uses some of the most extraordinary beautiful and luxurious examples of fashion to illustrate fifteen fairy tales including well known tales such as Cinderella Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood In addition to offering a brief history of the fairy tales and their significance the show highlights their direct references to fashion There are more than 80 looks in Fairy Tale Fashion including a number of recent creations from labels such as Comme des Garçons Dolce and Gabbana Alexander McQueen Prada Rodarte and Undercover Read more about the exhibition Visit the Online Exhibition Image Comme des Garçons Spring 2015 Photograph courtesy of Comme des Garçons Denim Fashion s Frontier Fashion Textile History Gallery December 1 2015 May 7 2016 Denim has become one of the world s most beloved fabrics According to anthropologist Daniel Miller On any given day nearly half the worlds population is in jeans The cultural significance of this has yet to be fully determined Denim Fashion s Frontier explores the dynamic history of denim and its relationship with high fashion from the 19th century to the present The exhibition traces denim from its origins in work wear of the 19th century through its role as a symbol of counterculture rebellion in America to its acceptance into mainstream culture It culminates with the arrival of blue jeans as luxury items during the late 20th century and denim s subsequent deconstruction by contemporary designers through postmodern pastiche and experimentation Alongside this chronology Denim Fashion s Frontier highlights important points of engagement between high fashion and denim that are often left out of typical denim histories Themes

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  • Collections | Fashion Institute of Technology
    in to save your favorites to your own personal board The Museum is aggressively building its permanent collection focusing on directional fashion i e the kind of fashion that makes fashion history The permanent collection of The Museum at FIT currently includes more than 50 000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present with particular strength in modern and contemporary womens fashion Represented are the major figures in fashion history such as Azzedine Alaïa Cristbal Balenciaga Gabrielle Coco Chanel Christian Dior Halston Charles James Norman Norell Paul Poiret Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood as well as contemporary avant garde designers such as Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garons and Rick Owens Among the 15 000 accessories there are more than 4 000 pairs of shoes alone including examples by Manolo Blahnik Ferragamo Perugia and Roger Vivier There are also 30 000 textiles dating from the 5th century to the present including the work of artists and designers such as William Morris Salvador Dali Raoul Dufy and Junichi Arai A small archive of fashion photography contains works by Louise Dahl Wolfe and John Rawlings Museum exhibitions draw on these collections and are open free of charge to the public Access to collections in storage is limited however to those granted research appointments The Museum at FIT has relationships with many museums to which it lends objects from our specialized collections Past loans include those to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston for an exhibition on hippie fashion the Museum of the City of New York for an exhibition on African American designers the Muse de la Mode et du Textile for a retrospective on Cristbal Balenciaga The Victoria Albert Museum for exhibitions on Surrealism and maharajas and the Imperial War Museum for an exhibition on camouflage

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