Category Archives: Guest Speaker

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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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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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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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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The Sámi & The Reindeer

On April 15th, award-winning photographer and Fulbright recipient, Erika Larsen, spoke to Brad Paris’ portfolio review class about her time with Sámi reindeer herders of the Scandinavian arctic. Ms. Larsen showed stunning images and video segments of reindeer herding and hunting, … Continue reading

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