In The Halls: Maria

Student: Maria (16) from South Hampton, NY
Program: Summer live
Pre-College Courses: HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure
HFM 064 The Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising
Describe your personal style? Most of the time its very minimalistic, but once in a while I like to change it up and wear something out of my comfort zone.
Where do you go on your breaks from class?
  I try to visit different places everyday but Café Bene has to be my favorite.
What is your favorite thing about FIT?Knowing that im learning about the industry in the mecca of fashion itself from professors with extensive experiences in the industry.
Who or what inspires you?
 A magical place called the internet. Web platforms such as lookbook.com , youtube.com, and tumblr.com. these are amazing sources of inspiration.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? Right now, im sold on entering the retailing industry. Becoming a buyer for Saks or Macy’s and essentially working my way up the corporate ladder is a dream!

In The Halls: Soraya

Student: Soraya (17) from Miami, FL
Program: Summer Live
Pre-College Courses: HFS 182 Develop an Eye for Styling HAR 082  Junior Special Occasion
Describe your personal style? I’m a very creative person, so most of the time I cant help but show it in the way I dress. I love the whole African mixed with natural look, so you’ll see me with turbans on my head, big hand made or African-looking jewelry, sandals and high wedged shoes.
Where do you go on your breaks from class? 
  I normally just stay in class and finish working. Its not every day I get to be in FIT’s fashion classroom! So I figure I might as well take advantage of it.
What is your favorite thing about FIT?The people I’m surrounded by and the cool teachers who’ve worked for designers and magazines. It makes me feel like I know celebrities! J One day that will be me.Who or what inspires you? What inspires me the most are couture designs and art galleries. I love to see how unique and creative a person can be. It’s like getting into their minds emotionally.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I hope to aspire my own fashion company one day or be a huge fashion designer that will be remembered throughout fashion history. I see myself walking behind my fashion collection, waving, after a runway fashion show.

In The Halls: Corey

Student: Corey (17) from Mustic, NY
Program: Summer Live
Precollege Courses: HFM 060Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future
HFS 180Fabric Styling for Fashion
Describe your personal style? I wear whatever I like, I try not to fit into any specific category. I’m really all over the place.
Where do you go on your breaks from class?
  Anywhere food is available.
What is your favorite thing about FIT?The location.
Who or what inspires you?
 Creative people/ art.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? Get a job and an apartment in the Village.

In The Halls: Emily

Student: Emily (17) from Fresh Meadows, NY Queens
Program: Summer Live
Precollege Courses:  HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure (Fashion Art for fashion Designers)
Describe your personal style?I would say my style varies. Sometimes its classic, vintage, and other times it would be easy and casual. I like neutral colors and keep everything organized.
Where do you go on your breaks from class?
 Starbucks! Coffee is the way to go.
What is your favorite thing about FIT?FIT makes me feel like I am at home. The environment and the people here give me a sense of belonging.
Who or what inspires you?
 Fashion magazines, bloggers, Youtube, and lastly, my mother.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I would like to study abroad and encounter new people and ideas related to the fashion world. I either want to be a make up artist or a fashion designer.

In The Halls: Alexia

Student: Alexia (13) from Staten Island
Program: Summer Live
Pre-College Courses: HAD 101 The Principles of Design  HFM 060  Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future
Describe your personal style? My personal style shifts from girly-girl to edgy-punk… so I guess I’m somewhere in between.
Where do you go on your breaks from class?
  The cafeteria or Gigi’s Café.
What is your favorite thing about FIT?That every one is different, and everyone accepts that.
Who or what inspires you?
 Coco Chanel and Project Runway.
What do you want to do after you graduate from college? Become a fashion merchant and I would like to open up a boutique in Paris.