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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The Museum at FIT: Force of Nature

 

Alexander McQueen, Irere collection, Spring 2003, England, Museum Purchase. 2016.15.1

Force of Nature, a new exhibit part of the Museum at FIT, examines the complex relationship between fashion and the natural world.

The exhibition reveals how nature has historically influenced fashion, and how fashion can serve as an indicator of society’s relationship with the natural world.

In eighteenth century Europe, for example, nature became an object of renewed fascination as a result of overseas exploration. This fascination found expression in garments that featured depictions of exotic plants and animals.

This exhibition is open now until November 18th, 2017. Explore the Force of Nature online resource. It offers additional information about science topics covered throughout the exhibition.

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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!

MB

Thirteen Stories

FYI:

Now through July 8th, the Fashion Institute of Technology is proud to present the 2017 MFA in Illustration Visual Thesis Exhibition.

This year, a diverse group of MFA candidates bound together by a passion for visual storytelling presents 13 unique visions. 13 artists, 13 voices, 13 stories.

The exhibition will feature work by Cristy Road, Kendall Eddy, Robert Geronimo, Claude Hodelin, Hwayeon Im, Yueming LuLu Qu, Che Saitta-Zelterman, Karen Sheetz, Deepti Sunder, Mark Wang, Emma Wasielke, Ellie Ji Yang, and Necdet Yilmaz.

Come support the Illustration MFA Exhibition and check it out at the Museum at FIT!

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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.

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