Goals, College, & Future Fashion Plans

Hi All,

So, my muslin skirt was graded…I got a C+. Although I normally don’t think that’s a good grade, I thought it was actually pretty generous. My darts weren’t where they were supposed to be and the front darts were reallyyyyyyy messed up. I began the muslin bodice last class and so far so good. (I want to get higher than a C+ :o])

I was super duper excited because after class I went to Buffalo Exchange and found a coat for $11.50! ($11.50!!!!!!) It’s a cropped blue swing jacket with big black buttons that looks like it’s from the 1960s. I was shocked when the tag read Forever 21.

I want to be a designer or a stylist, possible a buyer. I don’t know if a buyer is too corporate for me though. I don’t wait to wear a suit. That’s so not me. A designer is my dream job. But I need to become a master sewer. The idea that you can get paid to create your dream wardrobe really appeals to me. A stylist is also a great career, but it’s mostly freelance. I don’t feel comfortable not being financially stable. I would like to work for a company if I were a stylist unless I get a strong core base of clients.

*5 YEARS*

designer: have an apartment in NYC, get noticed, work really hard to get to show at Fashion Week

stylist: have an apartment in NYC, have a few repeat clients, begin to have relationships with designers

buyer: have an apartment in NYC, no longer an associate byer

*10 YEARS*

designer: have successfully showed at Fashion Week

stylist: established relationships with designers, becoming more well known (this takes time…)

buyer: buyer for women’s apparel for top department store such as Saks or Bloomingdale’s

*20 YEARS*

designer: top designer, regularly shows at Fashion Week every season ($$$)

stylist: high profile clients and established relationships with PR/designers

buyer: head buyer for top department store

My dream college is FIT. I think I will major in Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising. I definitely need to take a business class to see if that side of the industry interests me. I also want to know how to draw different poses and get even better. What are your plans?

*Emily

Tip of the Week: Obtaining Grades

For this Week’s Tip of the Week, we thought we’d fill you in on how to obtain your grades! The same process occurs for both Summer Live and Workshop students.

Q: How do I view my grades*?

  1. In your browser type: http://myfit.fitnyc.edu
  2. Enter your username and password, as instructed
  3. Select Online Information System
  4. Select Student
  5. Select Student Records & Student Accounts
  6. Select Final Grades
  7. Choose the Semester

*Access to the online system will expire one month after the end of the student’s last active term, so be sure to access grades promptly at the end of each semester!