The journey from raw material through processing, dyeing and finishing is complex. Sourcing raw materials, chemicals used in processing, energy and water use, finishing products and processes are just some of the considerations in developing sustainable textiles. This course will cover all the components and considerations of sustainable materials for fashion. It will cover the eco labels that pertain to materials in the United States and as applicable, worldwide markets and teach you how to evaluate these labels’ pros and cons. We will also touch on eco labels that apply to the packaging and labeling necessary for the retail environment.
Guest speakers include:
• Founder and Publisher of The Sourcing Journal, Edward Hertzman along with Editorial Assistant Tara Donaldson.
• Prof. Nathan Fleisig, Expert in global supply chain, product safety, social responsibility & compliance issues. Brands include: Reebok/Adidas, Nike, Gap, AE, Justice, CLC, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and the US Olympic Committee.
Showcasing past enrolled and current adult student pet product designs. See our doggie models strut the runway in true fashionista style. BARK-à-Porteris 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
Location: Katie Murphy Amphitheater
Written by Danielle Covington, FIT Hot Topics Intern.
Spring 2013’s ready to wear collections can been summed up as one thing, an utterly fabulous sugar shock! Labels such as Betsey Johnson, Alice & Olivia, Philosophy and more have blazed the runways with sweet looks sure to hit the spot. I’ve taken the liberty of matching up these sweet looks with their sugar filled soul mates to bring you a refreshing look at what will be coming up next season. Let’s see how some designers approached “Dressing Sweeter”.
Alice & Olivia
Alice & Olivia demonstrated a sassy sweet tooth for the spring season. This line is full of vibrant playful colors that bring 60’s glamor back with a vengeance.
One of A&O’s new looks capitalizes on the lush vibrant blue we’ve all come to know and love.
M&M’s come in an array of colors, but if willing to be bold you can make mouths water too.
Pop quiz! What’s the most precious jewel in the world…rock candy! Lemon to be exact. This vibrant canary yellow dress has a seductively sweet sass sure to make your lips pucker.
Red has always been a tempting color, but when paired up with cake and cream cheese frosting, you’ve got a timeless classic! Just to stay contemporary we’ve lessened the serving size to a mini skirt and perched it on top of a lollypop. Who needs your grandmother’s cake dome, you’re a sexy display all by yo bad self.
Black liquorish isn’t for the faint of heart!
Philosophy took a more angular modern approach to their line, lots of patterns and prints. The juxtaposition of color in this line is fairly reminiscent to the hard candy.
This lovely blue and tan combination hugs the body gently enough to show off a feminine figure but not restrict or over exaggerate it. The beautiful curve this outfit creates is reminiscent to that of ribbon candy. Neither are over powering nor understated.
Peppermint is as versatile as it is tasty. We use it all year round, then in December we change its shape to a cane with pinstripes and all of a sudden its everywhere you go! When I think of peppermint candy I think of freshness and holiday joy. ‘Tis the season, to be a hottie. But, then again every season is.
Zadig & Voltaire
This outfit by Zadig & Voltaire is no juicy contradiction
Betsy Johnson is known for producing fun and flirty lines, so it’s no surprise that she is featured as one of our sassy sweet designers.
This perfectly pink pastel looks light as air and fluffy just like one of my favorite sweets, cotton candy. Honestly it’s a wonderfully playful look that sends a delicate yet spunky message.
If you’re like me then you’ve got a sweet tooth that can’t be satisfied with just one confection. Well you and I don’t have to worry; Betsy Johnson has taken care of everything. Just go for the whole candy shop!
After you’ve gone through your fashion sugar shock, unwind with some Pepto-Bismol to ease the tummy ache.