In The Halls: Juliane

juliane_vangorden(sm)

Student: Juliane (17) from Southold

Program: Saturday/Sunday live

Pre-College Courses: Observational Drawing
Basic Life Drawing

Describe your personal style: I personally have never drawn models. I use the medium of acrylic and oil above pencil. When i use pencil I draw portraits. Many pieces of work are often a typical theme in an edgy format.

Where do you go on your breaks from class? I usually go for coffee. When I don’t I like to try different cafes for pastries.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? My favorite part about FIT is how comfortable the surroundings are in such a competitive place. Many don’t realize in order to do your best, you have to feel your best.

Who or what inspires you? I think I inspire myself a lot. Seeing past work and seeing how far I’ve come is important, and keeps me going. It’s almost like I’m competing with myself.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? After I finish attending FIT for my AAS in Fine Arts. I would like to focus n advertising as well and eventually receive my BFA while studying abroad.

~Mikey

In The Halls: Rachel

Rachel_Sperrazia_inthehallspost_17

Student: Rachel (19 (Second year college student)) from Buffalo, NY

Work Study: I am a work study student for the precollege office at FIT. I have been working here since my freshmen year and absolutely love it! I’ve developed great relationships with the staff, professors and even the high school students. I love watching the high schoolers succeed, and I get so excited when I hear they got accepted to the school! I can really relate to them because I was in their position just a few years ago!

Major: Fashion Merchandising Management

Describe your personal style: My style is very girly. I love bright colors, patters, and accessories. My favorite place to shop is Urban Outfitters. I love hats and bright lipstick!

Where do you go on your breaks from class? Living in the city has been amazing. On my free time, I love exploring the different museums and gardens around manhattan. I am a dancer so I love seeing broadway shows! I also take class at The Broadway Dance Center when I can.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? The Best part of my FIT experience has been the FIT dance team. I have a passion for dance and have met the most mazing people through it. We all come from different backgrounds but have formed such a strong bond through dance!

Who or what inspires you? Music inspires me mostly. I love all types of music, especially indie and acoustic stuff. It gets me through the day! As far as fashion goes, I love Olivia Palermo. Her style is amazing and I’m definitely inspired by it!

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? After college, I hope to be a buyer for a major company. Buying has always been my dream job!!!

~Mikey

In The Halls: Anna

Anna_Galea_newlyadmitted_2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student: Anna (15) from West Orange, NJ

Program: Saturday/Sunday live

Pre-College Courses: Advanced Fashion Design Art

Describe your personal style: I like wearing monochromatic blacks and whites with pops of color like red or blue, I wear things that are fun and sophisticated.

Where do you go on your breaks from class? I go to the cafeteria or outside with friends.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? I love the interesting people and art on campus.

Who or what inspires you? I’m inspired by designers like Ralph Lauren (my favorite), Emperio Armani, and Michael Kors. I love getting inspiration from magazines and fashion blogs.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I want to get my graduate/masters degree in either business or fashion, and I want to work as a fashion designer.

~Mikey

In The Halls: Troy

TroyBisssami_blogpostsm

Student: Troy (17) from Franklin, MA

Program: Saturday/Sunday live

Pre-College Courses: Advanced Fashion Design Art

Describe your personal style: Sophisticated with an edge

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
 Hang outside with friends, or go buy supplies for class

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 The student community

Who or what inspires you?
 I am inspired by Ralph Lauren’s timeless style and Joan Rivers personality

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
 Start my own brand “Troy Parker”

In The Halls: Juliet & Lucas

Julet_Lucas_blogpost(sm)

Student: Juliet (16) from NYC (left)

Program: Saturday/Sunday live

Pre-College Courses: Hem Sewing

Describe your personal style:  It depends on the day. Some days I love clean elegance. Others it’s dark and flowy. But I have always loved all black with a pop of color.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
 Either Starbucks or I wander the halls.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 It’s very hands on. There’s no micro managing and I’m free to express my personal style.

Who or what inspires you?
 Alexander McQueen, food, different patterns I see around, friends, music, anime, nature

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I’m not really sure yet. I’m interested in alot of different things but fashion is either #1 or #2 on my list.

 

Student: Lucas (16) from Queens, NY (right)

Program: Saturday/Sunday live

Precollege Courses: Creating the Fashion Figure

Describe your personal style: Most of time, I would describe it as “comfy-chic” but when I dress to impress, I would say I have an urban/indie style.

Where do you go on your breaks from class? Usually I stay inside and work on my design. Sometimes I do run across the street to buy some supplies.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? I love the fact that you can walk around the halls, and there is inspiration and creativity all around you.

Who or what inspires you? Culture inspires me. I’m fascinated by different cultures and their traditions/beliefs.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? My end goal is to possibly work for the Human Rights Council, but before that, I want to be able to wake up every morning, and be enthusiastic about my job.

~Mikey