Category Archives: Faces & Places in Fashion

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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Ozwald Boateng’s comeback via Skype

Ozwald Boateng is making another comeback. Or at least another attempt to speak to the FIT community. (Mr. Boateng’s earlier scheduled appearance was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy’s unwanted visit.) This time Boateng’s appearance will be virtual, digitally live from … Continue reading

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Sarah Campbell the print lady

Celebrated textile designer Sarah Campbell brought her keen sensibility, warmth and  signature style to Faces & Places in Fashion this past Monday. “She was really heart warming, and intrinsically British,” said Assistant Dean Sass Brown who was in attendance. Currently … Continue reading

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Ruthie Davis – from Reeboks to Beverly Hill pumps

“If you think these big companies have it all figured out, they  don’t,” said Ruthie Davis speaking to students of Faces and Places in Fashion class this Monday. Davis is now a leading American shoe designer with collections in top retail stores … Continue reading

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The weekly scoop from fashion innovators

The Faces & Places in Fashion lecture series is all straight talk, practical advice, fashion forecasting, and insider dishing delivered by formidable fashion innovators. “This semester we have an outstanding array of entrepreneurs with a focus on footwear and accessories,” says … Continue reading

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An open invitation to Faces & Places in Fashion

Get out your date books. The Faces & Places in Fashion lecture series is all the straight talk, practical advice, forecasting (and a little dishing on the side) that you could want from formidable industry innovators. This semester there’s special focus  on … Continue reading

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At ELLE.com the experience makes the magazine

Styles may change, but online content is what’s really on the runway at ELLE.com, one of the most visited online versions of a major fashion publication.  “Magazines aren’t what they were 10 years ago–it’s now an experience,” Keith Pollock, Editorial Director of ELLE.com told … Continue reading

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Designing like an “anthropologist”–Frank Zambrelli

“Stop taking offense! It’s o.k. not to take things personally and to design for others.  Design can be approached as an art, or a science.  I liken it to an anthropologist. Both are valuable,” FIT grad and shoe designer (Banfi Zambrelli), … Continue reading

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Nigel Barker: the man behind and in front of the camera

Nigel Barker kept students riveted with insights and accounts of his experiences as  fashion model, photographer, judge of “America’s Next Top Model,” and service to causes for social good. He talked about what matters most–and what doesn’t matter at all: “It’s … Continue reading

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Creative directors speak about “voice, vision and narrative”

An engaging hour’s talk filled with industry experience and trend observation of who, and what, dictates fashion, was held in Katie Murphy Amphitheater on Thursday.  “What Makes a Good Creative Director?” was moderated by Faces & Places instructor Joshua Williams. … Continue reading

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