Meet our new Instructor, Fern Pochtar!
She will be teaching SXF 222 Intro to Legwear Design: Socks, Tights and More,
starting October 29, 2013!
Hi Fern! So, tell us a little about yourself…
I am a graduate of Pratt Institute and have been a professional in the legwear hosiery industry for many years. After working for several corporations designing and merchandising legwear and other accessory items, in 1983, I started a business with a partner and we are still going strong. I’ve traveled all over the world making socks and hosiery and it has been a very fulfilling career.
For those of us unfamiliar with this market, please inform us…
One of the really great things about this market is that there is always a need for the product. The trends can change from one item to another, but but there is always a need for legwear. The most exciting thing about this category is the fun to blend the technology with the creative. Take the course and learn just how creative you can get!
Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career…
Before I started my company, I was the designer at Danskin and made the first cotton tights. These have become a basic and classic for everybody’s wardrobe.
Also, starting my own company, SoloLicensing/Legwatch, Inc., after working for others. I understood the technical part of designing which was a unique quality and I felt that I was well respected in the industry and could build a business, which we did.
What will the students learn from your class?
Students will learn how to understand the technical information that one needs in order to detail and design any legwear item and have product come out exactly as they imagined. They will learn the terminology and all phases of the legwear design process.
Thank you and we look forward to your new class!
To register for this new class, please visit http://www.fitnyc.edu/noncreditregister.