Hallways To Runways

alivia-cooneyDecember. The angels are singing, and stars are sparkling the streets of Paris and lighting up the screens of the naughty and nice worldwide… no, I’m not talking about Santa!

It’s time for the angels to strut their stuff down the star-studded runway in the most highly publicized, commercialized time of the fashion year… it’s the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!

Any FIT-bound fashion fiend can’t help but pay more attention to details that the average onlooker may overlook.

Your friends may watch to Keep Up With Kendall, and your brother may watch for Bella’s beauty.

No matter the motivation of the consumer, the fact is that they are consuming, and where there is a market, there is an artisan. For example, in the case of landing a job designing for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, there are skilled crafts to be crafted that most do not consider. Though many viewers focus on the models’ enviable figures and fame, there are plenty of others who see art through the models’ mirage. Many young fashionistas view Gigi’s gemstone bra and dream of a way to bring such a glimmering vision to fruition. How does one gather the skills necessary to embrace such a niche market of consumers, a market which is in high demand, yet the details and processes of which are nearly invisible to the public eye? How does one turn such an obscure yet beautiful dream into a reality?

(reposted from petersons.com)

Strolling through the hallways of FIT each week has opened my eyes to a fascinating flora and fauna of fashion and design worlds that I always knew existed, yet never considered the depths of. A quick glance in any classroom will show me specialized equipment made to create collections galore, the results of which can be found in the display cases lining the walls of each floor and wing. This culmination of such detailed creation can be used as a great source of inspiration to keep dreaming, creating, and searching for ways to best cultivate your gifts and passions.

(reposted from blog.fitnyc.edu/precollegeprograms/tag/first-class)

(reposted from blog.fitnyc.edu/precollegeprograms/tag/first-class)

Spread your angel’s wings and try a precollege class in such specialized courses as Screenprinting T-Shirts, Designing with Pattern, Comic Book Drawing, or “Sneakerology.” Later, if you’re so lucky to land a coveted seat in an FIT college class, you can consider a major in lingerie design, packaging design, textile/surface design, exhibition design, or many more inventive fields whose focused curriculums can be found exclusively at FIT.

After a long flight to Paris, Victoria’s Secret angels reach stardom by strutting the runway. Start your angelic journey of artistry today by flying to FIT’s website to sign up for precollege courses! Be the star of your life’s runway at FIT, the premier destination where all runways begin.

-Alivia

The Power of Observation, by Arden

FotorCreated      I find it interesting to observe-people watch-observe everyone in their daily routine. This week’s focus in my beginner photo class was City Life. Now the cool part of observing “City Life” is diversity. There is so much to assimilate. We went on a trip to Madison Square Park in NYC, going with an open crisp mind to capture an epic moment. My goal was to apply the skills I’ve been learning in class these last few weeks. Most importantly an acute awareness was crucial throughout my adventure.

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 1.10.04 PMObserving led to my growth. From the first class I’ve been able to see a tower of progression just getting larger and larger. I realized how easy it is to categorize people. My camera was my muse of focusing in on myself and fine-tuning my future prospects. I found it interesting to see through my lenses and formulate perspective.

I was able to come to these humble realizations because of the hidden universal language of photography. Noticing how throughout this trip I step outside of my comfort zone and started a conversation with strangers by asking the icebreaker question, “Can I photograph you (or your dog!)?”Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 1.13.07 PM

It’s important to observe and accept how we all see differently and that is the beauty of diversification. It’s important to STOP, take a deep breath, and soak in everything around you with the goal of becoming a more humble, well rounded, accepting human being.

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In The Halls: Lorie

Student: Lorie (17) New Jersey
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course: 
HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure

Describe your personal style?
My personal style changes everyday. Some days edgy, some days boho. Currently I’ve been dressing in very simple dark pieces.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I like going to Moda, Starbucks, or Whole Foods for some fresh fruit.

 

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I love how everyone is as creative as I am and the professors here are so helpful!

Who or what inspires you?
My mood and my surroundings inspire me the most, followed by music and other designers.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
After college I would love the travel the world with my job as a fashion designer. I just want to live a happy life!

MY BLOG: e-t-e-r-n-a-l-summer.tumblr.com

Congratulations Bruno!

CONGRATULATIONS TO BRUNO MEIRA WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR communication design!

Student: Bruno Meria
Major: Communication Design

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HAC 063  Careers in Advertising and Marketing Communications
HAD 101 The Principles of Design

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

Congratulations, Rebecca!

CONGRATULATIONS TO rebecca zank WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR communication design!

Student: Rebecca Zank
Major: Communication Design

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HIL 012 Drawing for Illustration
 HFA 148 Fine Arts Portfolio
HAD 149 Advertising and Graphic Design Portfolio

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