Showcasing past enrolled and current adult student pet product designs. See our doggie models strut the runway in true fashionista style. BARK-à-Porter is also a charitable endeavor, held in partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Alliance and Animal Care and Control of NYC. We promise an experience worthy of market week in Paris.
Get your tickets before they sell out!
Date: May 3, Friday
50 Shades of Prep
Postponed due to Sandy, the program was held on December 1. The morning interview and discussion featuring G. Bruce Boyer, acclaimed menswear journalist and Celebrity Stylist, Cliff Hoppus was a treasure trove of information and having Bruce take the group through the Ivy Style exhibition really added insight into the show, as well as this style of dress that has been America’s gift to the world of dressing starting in the 1920’s , particularly in menswear.
The afternoon trips included the new Brooks Bros. concept store “Flatiron” where the manager Anne Alcocer gave a welcome and talked about the Brooks strategy to attract a younger customer in addition to their loyal following in their traditional stores. The store at 19th and Broadway is a treat to visit. The next stop was the iconic flagship Brooks Bros. Store at 44th and Madison for an insightful comparison. Ronald Ferguson, concierge gave an escorted tour of several floors and made sure that we also got a look at both the women’s and children’s clothing – all just beautiful.
The next stop was Paul Stuart where Mona Reilly greeted our group and gave the background info on this still privately owned civilized and warm luxury store. One of the highlights of the day was provided by Ralph Auriemma, designer for Paul Stuart and specifically for their upscale Phineas Cole line. Ralph was on hand to talk to us about the designer aspects of the business and how he got started and works today. After a quick run through J. Press up the street, the program wrapped up with a personal tour by Douglas Geller at Gant on 5th Ave with a great assortment of men’s women’s and kid’s, once again underscoring the morning message that prep is really a lifestyle.
Our attendees thought the program was amazing and were thrilled that we spent so much time on men’s and we promised to cover the men’s business more fully in the future. We thank all the retailers who welcomed us, in spite of the fact that Christmas business was going on.
Don’t forget to check out the exhibit before it closes!!
EXHIBITION: IVY STYLE
Through January 5
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
The evolution of Ivy League fashion is featured in this exhibition, focusing on three important time periods: the interwar years of the 1920s and 1930s, the post-war era to the end of the 1960s, and the style’s revival from the 1980s to the present. Looks created by companies such as J. Press and Brooks Brothers as well as contemporary interpretations of the style from Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger are on view.
The blog is back up! It had gone done at some point during the hurricane…
FIT cancelled ALL classes through Sunday, November 4th, 2012. Some offices at FIT are open with limited staff until 4pm today and tomorrow (Friday).
More info here: http://www.fitnyc.edu/2752.asp
Due to possible severe weather caused by Hurricane Sandy, the college is monitoring conditions and coordinating efforts through the Office of the Mayor, the State University of New York, and the New York State Office of Emergency Management.
As of today, October 26, the college remains open and all classes and activities will be held throughout the weekend as scheduled. Please check your FIT email, www.fitnyc.edu, or the college’s emergency phone line at 212-217-7792, late Sunday evening or early Monday morning for any possible changes to the schedule.
Here are a few photos from this years Certificate Ceremony.
To view the rest, visit our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/FITHotTopics
ESL/Fashion Business Program
SXN 358 55A: Track 5 Fashion Trend Forecasting Elite/ Accelerated Level
This advanced track enhances careers in marketing, branding, fashion journalism, and product development. Experience exactly how trends are tracked from identifying consumer behavior to lifestyle impact levels to new product possibilities. Work with professional trend experts on color forecast and product predictions in fashion, accessories and home. Create your own mini fashion forecast/trend report based on market and street trend hunting exercises. This track is Facilitated by Marguerite LaCorte.
MARGUERITE LA CORTE is a Global Trend Tracker™ and Product Anthropologist. Strong on both the Marketing and R&D side, she travels the world for 30-45 day periods working for clients to help them identify emerging consumer insights, novel ingredients, and unique consumer rituals and products, offering meaningful end benefits in the form of proprietary research reports and creative presentations 60 days after her return Stateside.
Register for all ESL programs here: http://www.fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister and select ESL Programs.
English is the language of the global fashion business!
Do you want to improve your English language skills?
Are you interested in fashion design, promotion, retail buying, the fragrance business, fashion trend forecasting or global fashion business development?
Would you like to spend several weeks in New York City?
Then FIT’s Summer English as a Second Language / Fashion Business Program is for you!
July 5, 2012 – July 26, 2012
This three-week intensive session offered in partnership with FIT’s Educational Skills department includes an ESL course and classes in fashion business and design topics. Attendees meet a variety of fashion-related industry experts in the classroom and at special events.
Earn a Professional Studies Certificate of Completion.
Some of you may have noticed that the lovely little has now appeared to the right. What is it? It’s Pinterest! Have no idea what Pinterest is?
Well, let me give it to you in a nutshell…
For our purposes, it’s our Instructor & Student Think Tank with topics relating to our Certificate Programs and noncredit classes.
It’s an online scrapbook that students and instructors can use to clip and contain ideas / images, so they are put together as a giant ‘think tank’.
Let us know what you think!