Category Archives: Alumni

Crown Heights Artist Hendel Futerfas

At the 2016 graduating exhibit last year there was an unusually large turnout for Fine Arts student Hendel Futerfas. Gaiety and critiquing ensued among dozens of hip-looking exhibit-goers who spanned four generations. They endlessly arranged themselves to be photographed in … Continue reading

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The presidential election and aftermath: Alex Golshani’s “11/9”

What happens when you expect scenes of joy, and fate provides pathos instead? “I thought I  would be photographing a celebration,” says Alex Golshani (photography ’16), about the evening of the presidential election.  “I expected to be making images of … Continue reading

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Kareen Fagan: DIY and beauty care “to the core”

When Kareen Fagan tells people that she has an AAS in Jewelry Design (2005) and that she runs a body and hair care products business, she imagines them wondering: “How does she go from creating artistic designs to making soaps and scrubs?” … 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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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

[kaltura-widget uiconfid=”11958342″ entryid=”1_bom8i7ug” width=”453″ height=”284″ /] 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 … 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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