Congratulations Cindy!



Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
Sewing For Fashion Designers
Fashion Art Portfolio
Advanced Fashion Design Art
Fashion Art For Fashion Designers

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In The Halls: Troy


Student: Troy (17) from Franklin, MA

Program: Saturday/Sunday live

Pre-College Courses: Advanced Fashion Design Art

Describe your personal style: Sophisticated with an edge

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
 Hang outside with friends, or go buy supplies for class

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 The student community

Who or what inspires you?
 I am inspired by Ralph Lauren’s timeless style and Joan Rivers personality

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
 Start my own brand “Troy Parker”

In The Halls: Juliet & Lucas


Student: Juliet (16) from NYC (left)

Program: Saturday/Sunday live

Pre-College Courses: Hem Sewing

Describe your personal style:  It depends on the day. Some days I love clean elegance. Others it’s dark and flowy. But I have always loved all black with a pop of color.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
 Either Starbucks or I wander the halls.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 It’s very hands on. There’s no micro managing and I’m free to express my personal style.

Who or what inspires you?
 Alexander McQueen, food, different patterns I see around, friends, music, anime, nature

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I’m not really sure yet. I’m interested in alot of different things but fashion is either #1 or #2 on my list.


Student: Lucas (16) from Queens, NY (right)

Program: Saturday/Sunday live

Precollege Courses: Creating the Fashion Figure

Describe your personal style: Most of time, I would describe it as “comfy-chic” but when I dress to impress, I would say I have an urban/indie style.

Where do you go on your breaks from class? Usually I stay inside and work on my design. Sometimes I do run across the street to buy some supplies.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? I love the fact that you can walk around the halls, and there is inspiration and creativity all around you.

Who or what inspires you? Culture inspires me. I’m fascinated by different cultures and their traditions/beliefs.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? My end goal is to possibly work for the Human Rights Council, but before that, I want to be able to wake up every morning, and be enthusiastic about my job.


In The Halls: Cecelia


Student: Cecelia (17) from Rockaway Beach

Program: Saturday/Sunday Live

Pre-College Courses:
Advance Fashion Design

Describe your personal style? My personal style can be described as versatile. I like to change up my look depending on my mood.

Where do you go on your breaks from class? On breaks I like to go to Vivi Bubble and get some bubble tea!

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 My favorite thing about FIT is being surrounded by others who awe just as passionate about what they do as I am.

Who or what inspires you?
 I am inspired by hard working individuals, who push me to do my very best each day!

What do you want to do after you graduate from College? After I graduate college, I see myself writing for a top fashion magazine.


Spring Break Weekend

This week from April 3 – April 13, I am on spring break and it has given me time to think why I really love attending FIT. Even though I may be on break, fashion is on my mind 24/7.

I love FIT because it keeps me busy. It gives me a chance to have different experiences and create things out of my comfort zones. At first, I thought that attending FIT would be a lot to handle, but I look forward to going on Saturday.

My mind is constantly running on…What materials do I need for my sewing class? Did I finish my dirndl skirt for my draping class? What type of material should i choose, knit or woven? Phew!!! That’s not even all of it. My blood doesn’t even pump with adrenaline, it pumps with “fashaline” (a little word I created for myself when I am rushing through life, being a part of the fashion world). Many will think that since I’m on break I should just relax, but to be honest fashion does relax me. Since spring break began, two of my Saturday classes at FIT were cancelled … Ugh!! But that didn’t stop me, last week I asked my professors to tell me what I needed to work on for my projects and they let take my projects home. I got the chance to catch up on my sewing by working on my jean apron …I added more detail to make my project “POP”.

I remember that I needed to soon make a trip to Moods Designer Fabrics because I had a projects at my school Fashion Industries and I needed woven fabrics to create a shirt for yours truly, and I needed to get cotton woven fabric and muslin for my sewing and draping classes at FIT. It might seem like a lot on my plate but going to Moods is like a fashion paradise. I can go to Moods and stay in their for hours and come out with more ideas than I came in with. While you’re in the area you can go visit Moods…its only on 37th street. Some other suggested places that I like to visit are Daytona Trimmings which sells trims and different items to embellish your designs. As well as Fashion Fabrics that offers great deals on some nice fabric. Both are located on 39th street not to far from FIT.