Category Archives: Alumni

Being schooled in Kickerstarter

Stefan Loble (entrepreneurship ’10) designed and sourced fabric for 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 … Continue reading

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Piazza’s work bridges the gap between classroom & industry

We exclaimed over the beautiful patterns as we stood looking at Isabel Piazza’s fabric designs at the AAS Graduating Show. And then just as soon we were lost in fantasies about all the nice things we could make for ourselves … 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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A gathering of eco sensualists

A group of eco-focused artisans including FIT grads Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda,  Melissa Kirgan and XZ Chung-Hilyard recently displayed their works at the Manhattan home of prominent fiber artist Abigail Doan. Known for her use of natural fibers and plant materials. Doan, who divides … Continue reading

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Yecca Zeng champions the Chancellor’s Award

It requires some poking around and some leading questions to find out the extent of the awards, scholarships, internships and leadership recognitions Yecca Zeng (’12) received on the way toward her BFA in fashion design.  The short list: presidential scholar,  outstanding … Continue reading

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From Polimoda in Florence to Shima Seiki USA

The type of letter our assistant dean Sass Brown swoons over: Dear Sass, My name is Lindsay Mann and I’m a BFA graduate of FIT who specialized in knitwear. I studied at Polimoda in Florence, where I first met you … Continue reading

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Daniel Vosovic admitted to the fashion incubator

The Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Incubator isn’t for preemies. The CFDA’s two-year program is designed to foster emerging designers with noted experience and recognition.  Fashion design grad Daniel Vosovic initially met all requirements but one. Here’s what the CFDA … Continue reading

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Eozen Agopian’s painting and thread works

Eozen Agopian has traversed many artistic mediums since the precision work she did as an AAS (’87) student in Graphic Design.  Many of her mixed medium canvases combine abstract painting, needlepoint, shimmering shapes, and downpours of cascading treads. Tantalizing to the … Continue reading

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Dana Ganci and the Oreo cookie

Oreo cookies have been eaten and washed down throughout periods of momentous historical importance. On the celebration of the Oreo’s 100th birthday there were  many such highlights to contemplate.   The Oreo, points out the  Christian Science Monitor,  is “older than the … Continue reading

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