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FIT Launches Programs at SUNY Korea

Campus of SUNY Korea

Fashion Designers and Fashion Business Managers:

FIT will become the second State University of New York (SUNY) institution to offer degree programs at SUNY Korea in Songdo as of August 2017. SUNY is the first American university in Korea and is also SUNY’s first global campus outside of the United States.

The FIT programs being offered in Korea are, you guessed it, Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management―two signature curricula of the college. These programs reflect the college’s commitment to providing industry-ready graduates for the fashion industry and its related businesses.

FIT’s location in Korea makes it the college’s third location abroad, along with Milan and Florence, and extends the institution’s global reach.

The application deadline is June 30 and, after that, admission is on a rolling basis. Admitted students will earn their AAS degree at FIT at SUNY Korea and may then apply to FIT’s bachelor’s degree programs in New York.

Make sure to take a look if you’re interested!

MB

FIT Garden Grant

FIT’s Textile Development and Marketing (TDM) Department has received a $15,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study the growth of coreopsis and indigo. These two plants are known for their yellow and blue pigments and will be evaluated with the aid of compost derived from excess muslin discarded by FIT Fashion Design students.

TDM Chair and Professor Jeffrey Silberman and Associate Professor Ajoy Sarkar sought the grant in an effort to see if muslin compost affects the growth rate of plants, as well as the richness of the resulting pigment and the colors’ interaction with cotton fabric (color absorption and colorfastness). After 8 weeks of testing, the results are conclusive.

This project and the research that went into it is a clear outgrowth of the college’s commitment to sustainability! This is an effort to prove viability on a larger scale in order to evaluate the potential impact for industry.

So what’s next? The growing operations will be moved to Silberman’s farm in Westchester, NY. A new proposal and request for funding have been submitted to the EPA, which will go toward the future phase.

Way to keep it green, FIT!

MB

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.

MB

 

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.

MB

Sakura Matsuri Cherry BlossomFestival

Has the recent weather been bringing you down? Looking for something to get back into that Spring vibe? Look no further than the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens! This weekend, April 29th-30th is the annual Cherry Blossom Festival – Sakura Matsuri!

When

April 29th-30th 6am-10pm

Where

The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn)

What

60+ events and performances celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.

Activities and events include

  • Flea Market
  • Japanese Tea Room
  • Art Gallery
  • Music
  • Cosplay
  • Samurai Sword Masters
  • Dance Parties

Tickets

Day passes are just $25 for students. Click here to get them.

This is a limited time event at one of the most picturesque places in all of New York, so get out there!

Photo Credit: Blanca Begert