Congratulations Shannon!

CONGRATULATIONS TO Shannon cooney WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR fashion design!

Student: Shannon Cooney
Major: Fashion Design

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
 HAP 026  Sewing for Fashion Designers
HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure

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 Jennifer!

CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNIFER castro WHO WAS JUST ACCEPTED TO FIT THIS FALL FOR FASHION MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT!

Student: Jennifer Castro
Major: Fashion Merchandising Management

Courses taken in Precollege Programs include:
 HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure
HFM 060  Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future

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

In The Halls: Jessica

Student: Jessica (16) Bound Brook, NJ
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Courses:
-HAR 082: Junior Special Collection
-HAR 089: Fashion Design Portfolio 

Describe your personal style?
I love mixing different fabrics and mixing edgy with chic like rough leather and printed fabrics. I also like mixing high end pieces with affordable clothing. My style is all about mixing and layering. 

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I usually stay in the classroom during breaks. I enjoy being ahead of the game and finishing my projects before the deadline. If I do go on break, I usually run across the street to Dunkin’ Donuts and get coffee.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I love how excited everyone is about fashion here! Everyone knows exactly what they want to do here, and we’re all working towards our goals with ambition.

Who or what inspires you?
I’m very easily inspired. I get inspiration from artwork and nature. I’m also inspired by the cultures of people, their customs, and over all way of life.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
After I graduate I plan on getting a job working for a magazine. I want to style for photo shoots and possibly style for celebrities. I want a job that is exciting and keeps me on the edge of my seat.

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.

 

-Meghan

Improvement

First off, I’d like to apologize to everyone for my lack of a post last week. Super-busy with normal school and stuff like that.

Secondly, I found my portfolio. My record of everything I’ve done since before I started coming to Precollege courses. It’s great to be able to look back on it and reflect on everything I’ve done… I’ve gotten so much better!

It’s not bad to start with, but looking back on it, the heads are way out of proportion, as well as hands/feet…and the lack of faces.

The first course I took was draping. I can’t seem to find any photos from the class itself. However, I did make this dress (below) with skills I learned in that class.

I had Professor Gardner as my teacher. She taught me proper proportions, and introduced me to markers.

Between the first and second level drawing classes, I took sewing over the summer. Again, I can’t find photos (I’ll try to scrounge some up and then update this post xD)

I had Professor Urena who had me practice my croquis. This was Fall 2011. Each class I drew a new figure before break, and after break I added the clothes.

This was the first time I put together a cohesive collection (more than 3 pieces) with a recurring theme. This was based off the NYC subways, and my personal views of how beauty can be found in the least obvious places. The teacher was Professor King, and I learned a lot from her.

Then I took the summer off (I had another program and two weeks of camps), practiced my faces, and came back for FIT.

This is from the course I’m in right now, Anatomy of Fashion with Professor Uvenio. I feel like my illustrations have steadily improved with each drawing course dramatically.

Recently, I made a fanpage on Facebook to track my improvements and also to help promote my little business that I started up. The link to the page is here: http://www.facebook.com/EmilyDanaOriginals

So go check it out! There’s lots more up on there and you can really see an improvement in my work. These classes are absolutely amazing and a great way to get better.

Hugs,

Emily