Author Archives: Rachel Ellner

Dean Arbuckle on Simone Cipriani & The Hand of Fashion series

“We’re so excited to have forged this collaboration with Simone Cipriani and the Ethical Fashion Initiative,” said Dean Joanne Arbuckle following Cipriani’s talk last night with Nina Braga, Director of Institoe E. “His discussions with renowned speakers address critical aspects of … Continue reading

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Misery loves company in the Pomerantz Center

The world’s evils, appearing in 3D, are currently on display on the third floor of the Pomerantz Center. It was Pandora of Greek mythology who disobeyed Zeus by opening a box of evils. Prof. Dan Shefelman finds evil to be … Continue reading

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Simone Cipriani’s student invitation to “The Hand of Fashion”

Simone Cipriani has worked worldwide on behalf of responsible, sustainable industrial development in emerging economies. His deep expertise is in fashion, an industry that is often the first stop as a country develops a manufacturing and logistics base. His pioneering … Continue reading

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A book fair for devotees of art and design

Last weekend’s Designers and Books Fair brought a capacity crowd of students, faculty, and a great many other design devotees for book browsing and presentations.  It was a star-studded Art and Design School affair. The Who’s Who and the Who‐Will be … Continue reading

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Designers & Books at FIT Day 2

Dean Arbuckle and the School of Art & Design invite you to Day 2 of Designers & Books Fair 2015! “Drawing is not about replicating what you see. It is about inventing what you see,” – Milton Glaser “The public … Continue reading

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Three photography faculty exhibits break ground

Watertown, CT, Governors Island and Provincetown are all locations with relevance to the subjects of three September exhibits by photography faculty.  One that takes place at the school of her youth, is deeply introspective. Two others are vast in what they … Continue reading

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“Silver and I are married”

“When working with silver make it obey you. Smack it around. It’s gotta do what you tell it to. If worse comes to worse tell it you’ll melt it down.” Heartless words from Wendy Yothers, chair of Jewelry Design department? Or … Continue reading

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Art from the FIT community 15 floors up!

From the start, artwork was a must for FIT’s new administrative offices at 333 Seventh Avenue.  Written into the plans for the new 22,000 square-foot space are corridors and wall space where art would hang.  Having been mined from faculty, student and … Continue reading

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Dean Arbuckle’s Advice for a “Hot Town” — August in the City

Dear Art and Design Students, It is indeed “Hot Town. Summer in the City,” as the 60s song goes! But if you pace yourself you’ll be able to take advantage of much that New York City has to offer in … Continue reading

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The Greening of Distressed Jeans

Report from the Summer Institute on Sustainability in Fashion & Textiles Jorg Hartmann, from machinery vendor Stoll, started his talk by showing copies of a well-worn 1880s pair of jeans bought at auction for $60,000. The jeans were copied and … Continue reading

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