Category Archives: student competition

Supremely Supima: Alyssa Wardrop!

Recent graduate Alyssa Wardrop has won the 10th annual Supima Design Competition. Her womenswear capstone collection was seen on the runway during Fashion Week yesterday. Art and Design Dean Troy Richards and Fashion Design Chair Eileen Karp were there and … Continue reading

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Erica Ventura goes upscale in design competition

Not many clients these days “live above the store,” so to speak.  It takes a sharply inquisitive imagination and some fancy skills to know how to deck out a full-floor apartment at the Met Life Tower, complete with a spacious … Continue reading

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Sustainable Kornit printing powers student competition

Striking colors and innovative fabric designs, all addictive to the eye, filled the room. The students’ excitement was palpable as well. At yesterday’s announcement of the winners of the Kornit Design Challenge, Textile/Surface Design seniors shared their perceptions and spoke of the … Continue reading

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FIT students clutch finalist spots in handbag contest

Thanks to three FIT students, “Handbag Decision Paralysis,” may become more serious for the handbag obsessed. Coined by Wall St. Journal reporter Rachel Dodes, the term playfully refers to those with “commitment phobia in the accessories milieu.” In early May it … Continue reading

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Packaging design students hit the sweet spot!

Capturing 3rd place in Paperboard Packaging Alliance’s Design Challenge  How can a candy bar compete these days, especially at the movies? Concession stands are a dazzle of popcorn, candy, half-gallon sodas, hot dogs, “cheez”-drenched nachos, and ice cream. Indie theaters sell … Continue reading

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Fine arts photographer crosses over, fashionably

Jordan Tiberio faces a type of conundrum not unfamiliar to students who fully explore their craft: “I won a fashion shooting contest, but I’m a fine arts photographer,” says the recent winner of the Western Digital (WD) Fashion Walk. “I’m used … Continue reading

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Hayley’s PAVE-winning men’s store

It’s one thing to admire great menswear on the street. But how do you recreate that feeling of a great pair of pants walking by for a customer in a virtual store? In order to turn “Nice pants, man” into … Continue reading

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Elle competition: your vote counts

The innovators of the Elle Fashion Next award have stacked things in FIT’s favor. And still the competition is steep. For the first time they’ve sponsored a competition exclusively for our fashion design students. (See earlier post:  “City-inspired fashion at … Continue reading

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City-inspired fashion at the “core” of one’s aesthetic

It’s an assignment as big as the City.  Design fashions that draw inspiration from New York. It’s a natural for FIT students, and Elle magazine is on to it. For the third year, Elle is partnering with FIT for its Fashion Next … Continue reading

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