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.
Fragrance Product Development
Fashion Trend Forecasting
Global Fashion Business
For a complete brochure, download this PDF.
To register, go to fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister, select ESL Programs, choose the track of your choice, and proceed to check out.
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!
(Bring Your Old Fabric or
Perhaps you are a person who collects ill-fitting garments that you never get around to altering or you have a closet full of “I’m sure I will wear it agains”. Maybe you are a designer looking to join the “green” brigade but not quite sure how. Or possibly you just want to know exactly what sustainable is and how you go about starting the journey.
Come join us for the SMARTER workshop where fun meets facts. This workshop will show you just what to do with that sweater you don’t want to get rid of but will never wear, or show you what you can make from that scrap of fabric that you just can’t bear to throw out all the while learning what makes sustainable design sustainable.
On Sunday, December 11, 2011
from 12 – 3pm learn how to fashionably reduce waste with the SMARTER* Clothing Project team; Bridgett Artise, Iliana Quander and Trudy Miller. Bring your choice of Old Fabric or Old Favorites for the first of many BYO Workshops — come with something old and leave with something new!
Materials needed: Old fabric or Old Favorites (sweaters, hand me downs, vintage finds, can’t throw outs, etc)
Location: FIT’s Seminar Room 9 (SR9)
Lecture and Book Signing: New York Fashion Week by Eila Mell
October 12, 2011 | 5:00 PM | Barnes & Noble at FIT
Journalist Eila Mell discusses and signs copies of her new book, New York Fashion Week: The Designers, the Models, the Fashions of the Bryant Park Era. For more information, contact Barnes & Noble at FIT, 212-217-5690.
Joanne Sherrow @ www.funkyjewels.com
You will develop worlds, characters, and moods. We will discuss story lines and genres. We will map out the entire mini (12 pages) as a story board layout and discuss balloons, panels, pacing, the function of the gutter, icons, using color, and lettering. Hone your personal style.You will become familiar with the tools, techniques and technology possibilities for creating comics. By the end of the class you will have a proof of your creation ready to be printed as an edition.
Joanne Sherrow teaches CTD 213: Photoshop II: Fashion Design & CTD 910: Comics, Cartooning, and the Computer.
Deb Seidman, President, Green Silk Associates, LLC
Deb works with business leaders to design and implement high-performing organizations. Deb has over 25 years experience both as a consultant and as an internal HR manager in global organizations. She has extensive experience in human capital management, including organization design and change management, team effectiveness, meeting facilitation, performance management, talent management, leadership development and process improvement.
Deb holds an M.A. from New York University in Politics with a concentration in International Politics and Business, and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Heidi Wooden, Managing Director, The Wooden Hub
Heidi Wooden is the founder of The Wooden Hub, a business strategy and marketing services firm that provides best practices-based, business focused solutions to small and mid-sized organizations. With a commitment to excellence in service, Heidi is responsible for formulating and executing transformational strategies that yield measurable results. She is an accomplished and sought after global marketing executive with 18 years of experience in the technology, financial services, and professional services sectors.
Heidi holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a B.A. in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley.
Offered by the Enterprise Center at FIT, 7th Ave @ 27th St, Suite D130, NYC
Cool New York Talk and Tours
Provide trend-tracking opportunities throughout the city’s most vibrant districts that influence culture, fashion, and lifestyle shifts. Listings here: http://www.fitnyc.edu/3057.asp