Category Archives: Alumni

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 many of our country’s momentous historical moments. On the celebration of the Oreo’s 100th birthday this month there were  many such highlights to contemplate.   The Oreo, points out the  Christian Science … Continue reading

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Natallia Pilipenka in the MUUSE

It’s not hard to follow FIT fashion design grad Natallia Pilipenka.  She’s always making news. While at FIT Pilipenka’s final thesis project “Confusion,” was featured as a cover story in Women’s Wear Daily.  Her most recent work is featured in MUUSE, an … Continue reading

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Audrey Schilt Returns to FIT

 FIT ’65 Alumna Audrey Schilt’s Illustrations As They Were On View In our D-building lobby, Winter 2010 Drawings of Audrey’s Ralph Lauren gowns worn by Gwyneth Paltrow to the Academy Awards &  Emmy Rossum to the Golden Globes, plus original concept drawings, … Continue reading

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