A Visit to the FIT Museum

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The Fashion Institute of Technology’s School of Graduate Studies and The Museum at FIT present Lauren Bacall: The Look, the first exhibition to exclusively explore Bacall’s career and personal style, in which her own garments take the spotlight. Organized by graduate students in the Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice program, this exhibition examines Bacall’s distinctive style within the context of her modeling, film, and theater careers. Read more in the FIT Newsroom…

So this past weekend I had the chance to see the exhibit on Lauren Bacall, with a group of Precollege students. The day began at about 11 o’clock when I joined a class just starting their tour of the exhibit. So probably just as a few other people I totally didn’t know who Lauren Bacall was. I soon realized she’s totally got that style that everyone can recognize, but it was kind of edgy for her time. Some of the clothes she wore, which are actually on display, definitely show that. The pieces were totally to die for, it is definitely an exhibit to see!

 

~Mikey
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Congratulations Oaishe!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OAISHE KHANDOKER WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL 2015 FOR Fashion Design!

A Word From Oaishe,
Hello, my name is Oaishe Khandoker. I am currently an intern at FIT and I am so excited to be accepted to FIT for Fashion Design! My dream has always been to become a fashion designer. Ever since I was young, my hobbies included making doll clothes out of scrap fabric I found. Eventually, I started practicing sewing using my mom’s sewing machine and made clothes for my friends and myself. My mom inspired me to go into fashion design. She is an at home tailor and I learned a lot of tips and tricks by watching her. She would get a lot of commissions to make traditional Indian clothing and even though I don’t make that type of clothing, it taught me basic sewing. Drawing is also something I love to do and  I find myself doodling all over my notes in class! While I doodle, I like sketching clothes I want to make. I usually don’t go shopping for clothes that often. Instead,I like going to stores for inspiration and purchase fabric to make things the way I like it.

I am really looking forward to studying in FIT. There is so much I want to learn about Fashion Design and I know this school will be great for me. I hope to start my own clothing label and have a line of clothes. My dream is to create beautiful dresses for people and make them feel confident. For now, I will continue improving my design and sewing skills.

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

~Mikey

In The Halls: Lindsay

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Student: Lindsay (16) from Wilton, CT

Program: Saturday/Sunday Live

Pre-College Courses:
HFM 064 The Ins & Outs of Fashion Merchandising

Describe your personal style? My personal style is bohemian, classic, grunge, sporty, etc. I don’t have one particular style. I like to experiment and switch things up.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 There are so many great classes. This is my fist time taking a class here and there are so many more I want to enroll in.

Who or what inspires you?
 Danielle Bernstein inspires me. She runs a small blog named we wore what. Also Jane Birkin, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell bower, Alexa Chung, and Mary Kate and Ashley

What do you want to do after you graduate from College? I’m not sure yet, but I’m aiming towards Fashion Merchandising or Fashion PR

~Mikey

In The Halls: Sunshine

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Student: Sunshine (17) from Aburi, Ghana

Program:  Saturday/ Sunday Live

Pre-College Courses:
Magazine Design
Develop An Eye for Styling

Describe your personal style? Probably edgy, dark, but funky some days

Where do you go on your breaks from class? I like to sit on a chair and go on tumblr for inspiration.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 That all the students are creatively diverse and share a passion for fashion.

Who or what inspires you?
 Diana Vreeland and the history of fashion

What do you want to do after you graduate from College? Go to Japan and work there or at a fashion magazine.

~Mikey

In The Halls: Natalie

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Student: Natalie (16) from South Beach, NY

Program: Saturday/ Sunday Live

Pre-College Courses:
Creating The Fashion Figure

Describe your personal style?
I like to mix modern, edgy, accents (shoes, jewelry) with classic southwestern vibes, such as studs, boho jewelry, and effortless tops

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I love grabbing a quick coffee anywhere i can find a shop, or going to the art supply store for new markers and pencils.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I love being able to express my sense of style and embrace what i would love to pursue in the future.

Who or what inspires you?
 
My favorite designer is Alexander Wang and he is a huge inspiration to me aesthetic-wise, but i am very inspired by southwest desert landscapes

What do you want to do after you graduate from College?
My ultimate dream is to own my own business but i would love to go into the merchandising or styling field as well.

~Mikey