Category Archives: FIT Resources

Summer Reading: Stories by FIT Alum and Faculty

For all the book worms out there, I have the perfect summer reading list!Recent books by faculty and alumni run the gamut from children’s picture books to an analysis of the way globalization affects emerging markets. These stories make the perfect summer reading list!

Recent books by faculty and alumni run the gamut from children’s picture books to an analysis of the way globalization affects emerging markets.

One book called Drawing Blood by Molly Crabapple, Illustration, ’04, is a graphic memoir with a striking cover (shown above.) This story details Crabapple’s coming-of-age and coming into her own as a political artist, illustrating Occupy Wall Street and prisoners at the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.

For more summer reading picks by FIT alum and faculty, search this collection.

Let me know which story speaks to you.

Enjoy!

MB

NYC Resident Excelsior Scholarship

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Attention native New Yorkers:

Don’t miss your chance as a New York State resident to apply for the Excelsior scholarship to attend FIT for free.

FIT is committed to providing superior education at an affordable cost and to helping you find a way to pay for it. Financial aid is available from a variety of sources from scholarships, grants, federal loans, and work-study.

FIT endowed scholarships are donated to the FIT Foundation by many companies, organizations, and individuals.

The application for the  2017-2018 Academic Year is open now until July 21, 2017.
The application period for Spring 2018 only is to be announced.

Go to hesc.ny.gov/excelsior to learn about this scholarship and apply.

MB

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.

MB

Noncredit Summer Intensives at FIT

Hi everyone,

Question: have you considered a career move to fashion styling or video production? Or are you already a seasoned designer or entrepreneur who is looking to savvy up their skill set?

Are you looking for branding, omni retailing, or data analytics skills to complement your executive arsenal? Do you know what’s going on in sustainable design?

Choose from a range of unique non-credit special summer programs at FIT!

Whether its consultations, certifications, showroom summits, trade shows or informational workshops, these hot-topic intensives are sure to give you the competitive edge to set you apart in the industry.

Classes have begun and are going on throughout the rest of the summer.

Take a look at out offerings and register here.

MB

Staying Cool in NYC

Staying cool in NYC can be easier than you think, with the weather heating up, here are some ways to stay cool in the coming heat!

1. Get Wet

Use this muggy weather as an excuse to act like a kid again and go in some sprinklers! The city offers ALOT of them (chances are pretty good that at least one of your local parks has one), but there are some really spectacular water features that you might want to travel a little further to get to. The Ancient Playground at Central Park is a top pick for its Egypt-inspired design. Rumor is that the Brangelina bunch likes to horse around at the Catbird Playground, a water feature located at the Cark Shurz Park. for those of you lower downtown who want a view to splash around to, the Teardrop Park at Battery Park City is about as close to a real beach you can get without visiting Coney Island.

2. Too Warm? Bookworm!

On top of the phenomenal FIT Gladys Marcus Library, those lions outside of the New York Public Library might be burning up, but inside it’s nice and cool. Stay out of the scorching sun and get your read on at the same time by visiting your local library.

3. Museums, Museums, Museums!

Beat the heat and catch up on your culture by visiting a great summer exhibit at one of NYC’s world-renowned museums. Being a student can get in you free to most around the city, so don’t fret about those prices!