In the Halls: Ryan

Student: Ryan from Livingston, NJ

Program: Saturday Live Spring 2017

Precollege Course: HFM 60 Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future

Describe your personal style

My personal style is edgy and sleek. I like to take risks and enjoy my clothing!

Where do you go on your breaks from class?

I go to Starbucks on my breaks and get a venti and brew coffee!

What is your favorite thing about FIT?

I lobe how FIT allows everyone to be themselves and encourages everyone to be confident.

Who or what inspires you?

The city inspires me, a city of eight million offers endless opportunities for inspiration.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?

I hope to attend FIT for college and become a buyer or something similar and to be immersed in the fashion industry.

Photo Credit: Tyler Roarty

In the Halls: Katie

Student: Katie from Staten Island

Program: Saturday Live Spring 2017

Precollege Course: HIN 131 International Fashion Marketing

Describe your personal style:

My personal style is urban.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?

During my breaks from class I like to go to Starbucks.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?

Seeing the work of other students on display in the halls is my favorite thing about FIT.

Who or what inspires you?

Cities, like London or Manhattan, inspire me.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?

After graduating college I would like to work for a fashion magazine.

Photo Credit: Marta Regulski

In the Halls: Kaylynn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student: Kaylynn from Connecticut 

Program: Saturday Live Spring 2017

Precollege Course: HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure

Describe your personal styleI love vintage couture and creating unique looks. NYC is my place to express my style.

Where do you go on your breaks from class? The library, it’s extraordinary.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? Being in the city and experiencing all f the things it has to offer. What better place to start my career than here?

Who or what inspires you? The idea that I can completely create myself the way that I want to.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I’m already obtaining my own jewelry line now, designsbymkay, I hope to be my own boss in the fashion world.

Photo Credit: Marta Regulski

In The Halls: Camille

photo credit: Tyler Roarty

Student: Camille (17) from New York City

Program: Precollege, Saturday Live

Precollege Courses:  HDE 114 Styling of Fashion, Food and Home Products and HAP 025 55A  Sewing for Fashion Designers

Describe your personal style: All black outfits are boring to me, so I love to wear prints and textures. While it can look slick, I find it more interesting when I see lots of color. I love wearing the unexpected!

Where do you go on your breaks from class? I usually sit and chill out for a minute. I like to get coffee, or go to the FIT Dining Hall for a quick snack.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? I love how everywhere I turn, there is something creative happening; a dress, painting or what have you. I always feel inspired!

Who or what inspires you? My mother inspires me as she dresses kind of crazy, but still makes it look amazing! She’s so confident in what she wears.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I would love to become a buyer or a personal stylist.

-Post and photography by Tyler Roarty

FIT Photography Class Trends 2016

Hey Precollegers!
Unlike most of the courses offered at FIT, photography is one of the subjects that isn’t fashion oriented. Walking around campus on a Saturday or Sunday, you’ll see a majority of precollege students donning the newest trends and designer clothing and accessories. However, in the photography department, things run a little differently. Not to say that photographers don’t dress well and are clueless on style, but most of my classmates and I possess a style that is practical, yet artistic. I have noticed some reoccurring trends that are present in the classroom, and I’ve decided to dedicate this week’s blog to photography class trends. I like to think of a simple description of a photographer’s style this way: photographer’s can’t care as much about how they look compared to other people—they’re too busy making sure that everyone else looks good.

1. Dark colors
Especially when working in the darkroom, darker colors are important to wear to hide chemical stains. Wearing black when shooting in the studio is also helpful to not distract from the shoot, and it’s easier to tell who the photographers are when they’re in all dark colors. The only downside to dark clothing in the studio is that you’ll be a little warmer due to dark colors attracting heat from light. Other than that however, when in doubt, I just opt for black.

2. Stylish but comfortable footwear
I’ve noticed that a lot of people in my class wear Vans and Doc Martens—comfortable shoes that are easy to style and can really add character to an outfit. I’m a huge fan of both shoes, and they also add to the cool-artistic- alternative vibe that photographers tend to possess. Yes, we know we’re better than you. And we’re wearing dark colors and angsty footwear to prove that. (I really hope that you’ve noted my sarcasm here).
3. Fjällräven backpacks
As someone in my class once said “This is the backpack owned by every art student ever”. At my high school, maybe 3 other kids have this bag, but walking into class on the first day I found myself matching with 4 other girls! These backpacks are from Sweden and were originally designed for Swedish school children, hence their playful and childish vibe. They are a very bold and unique shape, and add a lot of personality to any casual outfit. They are also just the right size to carry a photography binder and camera, two obvious necessities for this class. To personalize their bags, some of my classmates sew on patches or attach pins to them, too.
4. Thrifted pieces
A majority of my class are second hand enthusiasts—myself included. Thrifted jeans, flannels, jackets and t-shirts are often found on the students in my class. Comfortable, practical, and probably cheaper, thrifted pieces are perfect to wear in an artistic class with a lot of moving and creating. Although our outfits are pretty simple for the most part, one of a kind pieces are sure to add character to a seemingly basic ensemble.

Layers of black textures with statement Docs

Layers of black textures with statement Docs

3 ladies rocking their Fjällrävens--original and mini sizes

3 ladies rocking their Fjällrävens–original and mini sizes

Thrifted mom jeans, various vans, and dark colors

Thrifted mom jeans, various vans, and dark colors

Thrifted layers with darker and muted tones

Thrifted layers with darker and muted tones

I hope this post gave you all some insight on typical precollege photographer styles!

See you next week!
-Francesca