In the Halls: Amanda

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Student: Amanda (17) from Garden City, Long Island

Program: Precollege, Saturday/Sunday Live

Pre-College Courses: Intermediate Sewing and Embroidery Design and  Fashion Design Portfolio III

Describe your personal style: Classy with a little bit of edge. I love “flow-y” clothes especially flare/bell-bottom jeans.

Where do you go on your breaks from class? On my lunch break I usually go to the museum exhibit or work in the library.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? The amount of inspiration around you and exposure to the industry.

Who or what inspires you? Everything around me is inspiring in some way. One of my favorite designers that inspires me is Christian Siriano.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? I would love to begin my own business or partner with someone who loves evening wear as much as I do.

In The Halls: Olivia

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Student: Olivia (17) from Hammonton

Program: Summer Live

Pre-College Courses: Advertising & Marketing Communications

Describe your personal style: Boho chic

Where do you go on your breaks from class? Out to eat.

What is your favorite thing about FIT? The great location.

Who or what inspires you? Models such as Gigi Hadid

What do you want to do after you graduate from college? Find a career in advertising and spend some time in Italy

~Nayantara

Introducing Precollege Blogger: Catherine

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       Precollege classes for spring 2014 have begun! For the next few months we’ll all be attending our selected course/courses, hopefully learning a lot, and pursuing our passions.

– Hello, reader! My name is Catherine and I am a spring 2014 Precollege student at FIT. I am 15 years old (16 in about 3 months) and I live in N.Y on Long Island. This past fall I took my first Precollege class, Creating the Fashion Figure. If you don’t know what this class entails it’s essentially the basics of fashion design. This course was a great starting point for me because I was not sure just where my interests in the fashion industry had lay yet. But being the mediocre drawer that I am, that course helped me realize that my interests and talents lay better with the business side of the fashion industry. Now with that positive narrowing of my future in fashion I gained, I start this spring semester enrolled in the course The Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising and I am very eager.

          Just like everyone else (I assume) enrolled in a fashion related Precollege course I love fashion and have loved it from a young age. I love everything about fashion, from its history, to just everyday street style, to high fashion, and etc. I love reading fashion magazines, books, and blogs, and watching fashion related movies and documentaries. And I don’t even want to know how many hours I’ve spent scrolling through the ever so important style.com. Everything fashion related excites me. I feel like a fashion “nerd” a lot of the time – that’d be the correct term I guess? (If not it very well should be!). But other than fashion (I won’t be deadly specific with this) some other interests and passions of mine I guess are quite typical things like art, music, and film.

          As I said before I am very excited for this Precollege semester. I’ve already been to one class of The Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising on March 1st. And so far I feel like this class is really tailored toward my interests in the fashion industry. Of course from the title of the class you can tell we will be learning about merchandising. But we also will be taking trips to The Museum at FIT and to stores around Manhattan. I’m very thrilled to be blogging and sharing this experience because I really feel that by the end of this semester I will have grown and have learned a lot as a person and as a lover of fashion. I hope to share as much as I can, thanks for reading!

Catherine

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

In The Halls: Samantha

Student: Samantha (16) Plainview, NY
ProgramSaturday Live
Precollege Course:
HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure

Describe your personal style?
I would describe my personal style as preppy, sophisticated, and trendy, blended all together.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I go to Starbucks for coffee.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
My favorite thing about FIT is being surrounded by fashion, of course!

Who or what inspires you?
Audrey Hepburn.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
After I graduate from college I want to work in the fashion industry. I either want to be a stylist or a fashion buyer.