Category Archives: Events in NYC

City Source NYC

Calling all fashion designers:

Held at FIT, City Source is an annual trade show that connects designers and small businesses with local resources.

Some businesses include local pattern-makers, sample shops, trims manufacturers, embroiderers, and other companies to encourage the garment business in New York City and the surrounding area.

Each year, the event brings in over 65 vendors.

This trade show will be taking place July 18 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Workshops and demonstrations are free for attendees.

For more information, click here.

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#GROWAPAIR

Team #GROWAPAIR—comprising Danielle Esposito (left) and Dylon Shepelsky (center), both Textile Development and Marketing majors, and Arianna Wong (right), a Fashion Business Management major—was chosen by a panel of judges from among four FIT teams to represent FIT at the Biodesign Challenge Summit held at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on June 22nd and 23rd.

This innovative team literally “grew” a pair of baby shoes from microbial cellulose, mycelium, and pineapple. The baby shoes created by the team used natural dyes, a Native American brain-tanning process, and a smoking technique to soften the material, increase its flexibility, and add natural flame-retardant properties and water resistance.

The shoes, developed with the goal of “translating a living material into a textile,” were finished with an all-natural coating of beeswax, jojoba oil, and pine resin, and are fully biodegradable.

The Biodesign Challenge, a program of Genspace, is a university competition that encourages college students to envision new ways to harness living systems and biotechnology for future applications.

Team #GROWAPAIR is what the future needs to save our planet.

Congratulations to all!

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Underwater Wildlife New York

Keith Ellenbogen, the assistant professor of Photography,  has spent more than 500 hours capturing images of local marine life above and below the surface. Ellenbogen is an acclaimed underwater photographer who works in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium, and now a new exhibition of his work, Underwater Wildlife New York,  is on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park through June 14.

The exhibition showcases the region’s most fascinating marine species through rarely seen underwater views of an astonishing variety of local marine species from Montauk, NY, to Cape May, NJ, and highlights the efforts of scientists to study and raise awareness of the conservation needs of local marine wildlife and their habitats.

The outdoor photographic display spanning 350 feet features nearly 50 images and takes viewers on a visual journey to reveal the extraordinary life hidden beneath the waves.

Support FIT faculty and come take a look!

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Summer Institute

Summer Institute June 6-10, 2016

From June 5-8th, you can register to attend a four-day series of lectures, discussions, panels, and hands-on workshops focusing on sustainability and technology in fashion and textiles.

This program is designed for industry professionals as well as academics wishing to broaden their understanding of sustainability and how to support its integration into the industry.

Sessions have a broad-based focus on sustainability and the business of fashion from corporate, small and medium-sized enterprises, and educational viewpoints, giving participants from all areas of the fashion and textile industry an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and expand their outlook.

Topics include:

  • sustainability rankings
  • harmonizing certification
  • circular economy
  • perspectives on cotton
  • local fiber
  • bioengineering textiles

Click here to register.

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New FIT Exhibition – Visionary: Breaking Boundaries

Hi all,

Just a quick announcement that there is a new FIT Fashion Design Exhibition that is to die for!

The spring 2017 AAS Fashion Design Exhibition, Visionary: Breaking Boundaries, features the work of 100 students.

This semester’s theme is inspired by designers, architects, and artists whose unconventional approach features non-traditional materials, technology, and experimentation in proportion and shape.

This exhibition is open from 9 am – 9 pm daily, now until May 2nd.

Also very cool: President Joyce F. Brown presented the Critic Awards in a ceremony during the exhibition’s opening reception, which was held on Thursday, April 27th.

Show your support for FIT Fashion Design and student creations — it’s a must-see.

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