Author Archives: Rachel Ellner

“ESC: Digital Artworks” are interactive pleasures for art goers

While you’re watching C.J. Yeh’s art at the Museum at FIT, the art is watching you. In fact, it’s not only watching, it’s wryly responding to your actions. One picture stops weeping when you show it some interest, and immediately … Continue reading

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Art & Design students explore NYC neighborhoods

A fascinating multimedia exhibit detailing the exploration of eight New York City ethnic enclaves, is on display in the Pomerantz Art and Design Center lobby until November 28.  The rich texture of neighborhoods captured in “Culture Captures: NYC,” was documented by an interdepartmental student … Continue reading

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Chalk FIT back by popular demand

FIT chalk artists will soon take to the outside walls of FIT. Illustration grad Angel Garcia (2013), initiated Chalk FIT today with a toothy character pointing the way to student chalk work that will begin appearing Monday at 9 a.m. “FIT … Continue reading

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A course with all the trimmings

Trimmings are not just for the holiday table. For students in Prof. Veronica Romano’s Professional Practice class, trimmings can cook up a design project par excellence. Romano’s Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design (VPED) students were ecstatic to find a great … Continue reading

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FIT Students Honored at White House

Fashion enthusiasts know which designers First Lady Michelle Obama favors. Now add FIT’s Natalya Koval and Chelsea Chen to a list that includes Rachel Roy, Narciso Rodriguez, Jason Wu and Azzedine Alaia. The First Lady spoke at the White House yesterday … Continue reading

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BFA Fair 2014: An Art & Design future for everyone

On October 2, representatives from the School’s baccalaureate programs, Admissions, Registrar, and the School of Liberal Arts were on hand to help students learn more about Art and Design upper division majors. Current BFA students and alum showed their work and spoke … Continue reading

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Interior Design “EZ Camp” attracts out-of-towners & stressed out NYers

Spotted contemplating the “Mind Body Spirit” Interior Design senior thesis exhibition in the Pomerantz Art and Design Center were two sisters from Seattle.  A quick invite into their conversation gave us this observation: “We’re impressed with the variety of technologies the … Continue reading

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Waiting in the wings for Robert Verdi

His taste is” impeccable,” as the New York Times declared in 1998. The Times also described his job title as “elusive.” The real issue is that FIT alumnus Robert Verdi has many titles: tastemaker, celebrity stylist, brand ambassador, lifestyle leader … Continue reading

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Fall is here and so is Sawa Takai

The mood provides the only color in Sawa Takai fall collection black and white video. The urban setting and pensive expressions suggest uncertainty of what tomorrow brings. Yet tailoring, and exacting design indicates a bolder plot line — one that was apparent … Continue reading

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