Category Archives: Alumni

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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Hayley returns!

Recent Interior design alumna Hayley Park (’13) talked to graduating students of Prof. Susan Forbes’ internship class today about the rewards of hard work. “Focus on the learning process,” she advised. “Take it as a calling rather than a job. … Continue reading

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Joe Zee reflects on FIT’s graduating fashion design talent

“These people…I don’t know who they are, but I know they’ve traveled from four corners of the world to come to FIT.   “They blow me away with their talent, and if that’s what they are doing at the school … Continue reading

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The sign of great jewelry

When Cole Lopez  lifts up her sleeve, she reveals a hand-forged “cuff,” which shows the astrological positions on the day she was born. “It’s a snapshot of the cosmos at that exact moment,” says the jewelry design alumna. The effect is timeless, mysterious and … Continue reading

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Being schooled in Kickerstarter

Stefan Loble (entrepreneurship ’10) came up with men’s pants that can be worn for days without needing washing or ironing.  Amy Lombard  (photography ’12) wanted to create a book of photographs of people interacting in family rooms at IKEA Heather Huey (millinery … Continue reading

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Childrenswear alum websites offerering flounced, flouted and playful

Pretty in pink. Pretty in aqua. Pretty in trapeze shapes. Pretty in flounced and flouted prints. Pretty with broad straps or spaghetti ties.  All this sweetness is exclusively online at Galette Children’s Apparel and Nula Kids.  They are just two … Continue reading

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The Diana Rubio backpack

The Diana Rubio Backpack is proof that practicality and style can win the pocketbook wars and a student competition that gets your name all over town. When Ms. Rubio was an FIT student in 2011, she designed the student-friendly bag to be … Continue reading

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