Congratulations Madison!


Student: Madison Banaszek
Major: Fashion Design

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure
HAR 087  Advanced Fashion Design Art Techniques
HAR 089 Fashion Design Portfolio
 HAR 091 Anatomy of Fashion
HAP 026  Sewing for Fashion Designers
HTS 153 Crochet Design Techniques

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In The Halls: Hilka

Student: Hilka (15) Newark, NJ
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course:
HAR 016 Fashion Art for Fashion Designers

Describe your personal style?
My style is very urban with a side of class. I’m always being told that my style changes from day to day.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I go to Dunkin’ Donuts because Starbucks gets really packed. I try to look for a solace place to read a book.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I love the diversity here! People from different places and cultures fascinate me.

Who or what inspires you?
The feel and vibe of the city. Also my mother, who is the most stylish woman I know.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
I hope to become a fashion stylist.



“Fun School” Routine

Every Saturday morning, I wake up at 6AM and go about my usual morning routine. Sometimes, waking up this early on a Saturday is dreadful, but I constantly tell myself “You’re going to “fun school, remember?!” I know once I get to my class, I won’t regret waking up early and will wake up from my coma-like attitude.

After waking up, I continue my morning and go on the LIRR (8:10 train to Penn Station from Babylon). This train ride is less crowded than when I used to take the train during the week during my summer classes. The people are surprisingly much more normal on the weekend.

After blasting my music (Usually Nicki Minaj) for about and hour and 15 minutes, I arrive at Penn Station. As I walk through Madison Square Garden, onto the streets of NYC, a gust of wind greets me to the city that never sleeps. The rush begins and I make my way to FIT, the greatest place on earth.

I get a rush of adrenaline and continue up the escalators onto my class (Fashion Art for Fashion Designers). That’s when the excitement begins to build. We quickly start drawing and rendering and it makes the time go by so fast! Before you know it, I am halfway through the class and we have our 15 minute break. Usually, me and newest FIT friend, Alex, go to the FIT cafe which is right next to the FIT supply store. We usually order 2 Carmel Macchatas (Highly recommend it !!).

Once our class comes to an end, we go to Subway and get 2 foot long heros. After stuffing our faces, we go back on the train back to Long Island.

FIT weekend classes is filled of overall fun, creativity, and education that will help you in the fashion Industry. What do you do during your classes/breaks? Tell me here! :D


Week 2 Off to a Great Start!

Hello Everyone!

How was your weekend? Mine was great, I got lots of work done for FIT.  I finished up all of my paper couture dolls and I put the finishing touches on one of my designs, which is inspired by Cruella DeVil. I also started working on my design journal and I continued to work on this in class today, as well.

For our design journals, we have  to show what we are all about  through a collage, mine is going  well so far. The next step is to develop a character of our  “customer,” which is what I’m beginning to work on.

For week two of FIT I am most excited about working on my design journal; I have lots of  ideas I want to add to it during this week. I’ll be sure to give you an update on this project next time!

Also, this Monday was much different than last Monday, which was the first day of class. I have learned a lot in such a short amount of time, my knowledge of designers has  grown immensely. This Monday we went to the Fabric Lab. I had never been there before, so this was very exciting for me. We were there to look for fabric swatches to use for our mood pages. FIT has such a large selection! In addition, my class also visited the library. My professor gave us a tour – the library has lots of cool things to see in it. We will be spending time in the library throughout the next few days to do research on designers for our final projects and I’m really looking forward to it.

During week one at FIT, my interest in fashion design has definitely grown. I’m usually more interested in styling or merchandising but I am finding this area of fashion to be just as fun and enjoyable. Do you have a favorite area of fashion? Have you found that FIT has helped you discover what you love??

I hope you all are enjoying your Summer Live classes as much as I am!

– Justine