Introducing Precollege Blogger: Izzy

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Taking course:
HAD 150 Magazine Design 

AN INTRODUCTION, OF SORTS

So, yes, hello. My name is Isabell Geffner, Izzy for short, and I hail from Long Island. I am 16, and am currently going into my junior year of high school. This semester I will be losing my FIT virginity as I venture into the magazine design class in hopes of expanding my knowledge, meeting new people, and spending my summer doing the thing I love.

All my life I’ve had a thirst for knowledge, it could possibly be my most defining trait. Even if it’s the most seemingly irrelevant fact in the world, knowing for the sake of knowing is one of my greatest drives. I love being able to know everything I can, be it the fact that the word chivalry was derived from the French word for horse, cheval, or the fact that the first ever typeface was invented by Johannes Gutenberg, and was based off of the handwriting of the scribes, who had previously been the ones to create books. Knowing gives you a sense of understanding of the world around you, gives you new perspectives to look at, and information you could use in everyday life, even if you didn’t know you needed it.  I love knowing, and I believe that no matter how much you know, and no matter how long you’ve spent learning any topic, you could always know more. This need for knowledge is the driving factor in why I’m taking this class. I love design, I love talking about design (In fact, I never shut up. At this point most of my friends know the difference between a serif and sans serif typeface, and can properly identify between old style, transitional, and modern serif typefaces. I’m quite proud.), I love looking at intricate logos and thoughtful advertisements, and most importantly I love sitting down at my laptop and creating a poster or a website.

 My passion for design along with my passion for knowledge has brought me on a never ending quest, to learn all I can about design and use that knowledge to become the best designer I possibly can be. I’m so incredibly excited to be enrolled in this course, to be able to expand my horizons, grow as a designer (and hopefully a person) and continue on this quest. I hope you packed your armor, and brought along your cheval, because it’s going to be an exciting journey.

Until next time,

Izzy

Introducing Precollege Blogger: Charisandra

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Taking courses:
HFM 060 Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future
HFS 182 Develop an Eye for Styling

Hey Mod Mavens!

My name is Charisandra – weird, I know – and I’m going to be one of lucky gals that get to take you along with me on this Precollege journey! This summer will be the summer of many firsts for me. I have never blogged just as I have never had formal training in fashion-related anything. Like so many of us here at FIT, I have had a ‘passion for fashion’ since a startling young age.

Some can sing before they speak – I could tell the difference between a fashion feat and a fashion faux pas before I knew my ABC’s. This did not come as a surprise to my parents as there is a long line of stylish ancestors in both their families. I decided to take that evangelical zeal that fills me as I walk into a store seriously and take up a potential career path in it.

Being 17 years old, a rising senior, and starting to think about my future in fashion, I saw this Precollege program as a marvelous opportunity to test the waters. Starting July 7th (two weeks!), I will be attending Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future and Develop an Eye for Styling. Taking on these two courses was both exhilarating and nerve-wracking because the fashion industry is so foreign to me. Nerve-wracking for obvious reasons, I don’t know what to expect and it could literally change my life – not something to take lightly. Exhilarating because I am going to be surrounded by people that get me and gaining knowledge that could actually serve me in my future (not the formula for photosynthesis).

The three short weeks I am spending at FIT this month are going to be filled with the tips, tricks, and info I couldn’t get anywhere else from experts in my dream field. I am totally ready, so strap in because it is going to be one heck of a ride!

Talk to you later.

Xoxo, Chari

Congratulations Maggi!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO  MAGGI FELDMAN WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL 2014 FOR Fashion Design!

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:

Junior Special Occasion

Creating the Fashion Figure

Introduction to Draping for Fashion Design

Sewing for Fashion Designers

Fashion Design Portfolio

Advanced Fashion Design Art Techniques

Were you accepted to FIT this fall too? We’d love to feature you on the blog as well!
Email: Marta_Regulski@fitnyc.edu for more information