After a dreadful week at school, Saturday finally arrived. I would consider my first day at FIT every semester to be comparable to my first day at school; the same process is involved such as wondering who is going to be in my class, if I’ll like my teacher, feeling both anxious and excited at the same time and most importantly, picking out something to wear! My first day started off pretty well, beginning with waking up at 6 a.m. to go to the place I only dream of. Despite having a little bit of trouble finding my classroom, the ride into Manhattan went more than perfect, it was just a short 25 minute ride being that there was no traffic. So, for the most part the whole “getting in to class” task went fairly smooth.
Once I got into class my professor, Jamie Ross, showed up shortly after. This Spring I am taking Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future. This class is much different than my previous class. One, this class is triple the size of my last class. There is probably about 16-18 people in it, as opposed to my last class which had 6 people. Also, due to the fact that this is a Saturday live class and not a workshop, it is a lot more in-depth and vigorous (which I enjoy). I was not too nervous about attending class because I found out earlier that my friend Gianna from my fall semester class was taking the same class as me (or so I thought). Unfortunately, it turned out that her schedule got messed up and she was moved to another class half-way throughout the day (it was fun while it lasted).
To say that I am excited for this class is an understatement. Professor Ross not only seems extremely nice and down to earth, yet she also seems tremendously motivated to be teaching this class. She started off class telling us a little bit about herself and then we (the class) had to introduce ourselves individually. I really took notice of all the different types of girls in the class and how they each decided to express themselves in varying ways whether it be in dress or personality. After that we went over the syllabus and at that point I could tell that this class was going to be great. The three projects we have due over the course of the next few months are going to require much time, effort and a lot of work. But, I know that it will not seem like work to me because I’ll be doing something I am passionate about. Additionally, we are going to be going on a few field trips, which I absolutely love to do! Some trips include going to go to SoHo, and 34th street to photograph street style that will help us predict and forecast upcoming trends.
On that account, not too much happened during class today, hence it was the first class. But I promise to have much more information as the weeks pass by! I have a very strong feeling that I am going to love everything about this class, it’s possible that a fashion forecaster might even become a potential “dream” career for me!