An APPLE A Day…..



Finally it’s here…..well almost.  Apple’s first new product since the iPad five years ago will start shipping April 24th (preorders after April 10th).  Not only is Apple tapping into the “Wearable Tech” category, they are also taking a walk on the Fashion side with launches scheduled in fashion specialty stores in Paris, London, Tokyo and LA.  To work back to the lifestyle of the wearer, three different styles have been created: Apple Sport Watch starting at $349, the Apple Watch starting at $549 and the creme de la creme Apple Watch Edition starting at $10,000.  Will you sport an Apple Watch this Spring?


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Rent Your Wardrobe ………..Men Have Been Doing It for Years!

Have a wedding to attend and don’t want to spend your savings on that new dress?  Want to look like Amal Clooney at the Spring Gala? Why not rent the look?  The Fashion Merchandising Management Department’s very own Professor Shawn Grain Carter discusses the many benefits of renting.


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Couldn’t get enough from last year?  Well the wait is over…….                 Runway 27 Second Annual Fashion Show is here!                                Come on out and support FIT’s students as they strut down the runway.  You don’t want to miss it…

When:  Thursday, November 20th (7:00pm, doors open at 6:00pm)

Where: Haft Auditorium, Fashion Institute of Technology

*FREE for FIT Students, $5 Non-Students

*Remember to use #fashionisevil





Looking for a new, cool place to shop in NYC….check out                    Bene Rialto!  Bene Rialto means “good marketplace” in Italian.   Right in the middle of the garment district, the Bene Rialto team is creating a new way to connect people to each other, to experiences, to ideas and to themselves.  Cheers!

Bene Rialto- 13 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018




Career Fair

Reminder: next week October 30th is the Career Fair in the Haft auditorium. REMEMBER this is not only for seniors but for all students to learn more about different companies you may begin your career with. Many of the companies at the career fair are also offering internships that you can inquire about. Believe or not Summer 2015 internships are being filled NOW.

Chicos FAS will be at the Career Fair on Thursday October 30th and will be conducting interviews on campus Friday October 31st. Chicos also owns White House/Black Market and Boston Proper. Many of our students have been hired by Chicos and are enjoying a career in sunny Florida.

Professor Cathy Geib

Welcome to the FMM Blog

Dear FMM Students and Faculty,

Welcome to the FMM Blog. We hope that many of you will comment and post happenings with your classes, jobs and anything exciting you would like to share:

I will begin with the exciting news that the B&T school of FIT won the World Retail Congress Competition for the second year in a row. This competition was held in Paris . The students who represented FIT were: Paula Cushman/ AMC, Alison  Rebozo/FMM, Victoria Kulesza/ FMM and Cassandra Napoli/ ITM.

Also Evan Chisholm/FMM won the very prestigious Ray Greenly Scholarship from the National Retail Federation for $25,000.

I hope to read lots of interesting and exciting things happening in the FMM Department

Professor Robin Sackin

Chairperson of the Fashion Merchandising Management Department