The Blue Rainbow

Well, here’s my last blog of the season, *sigh,* it went by so quickly, a reminder to me that life goes pretty darn fast and you shouldn’t take ANYTHING for granted. Enjoy every second of it. 

Before class, I was sitting outside near the Haft Auditorium entrance in the metal high chairs and tables. I felt a little sad knowing it was my last class, but when I looked across the way, I saw something that caught my attention. There was a blue arch that formed part of the design of the outside of the building, and it looked like a “rainbow” hovering over the entrance. The blue of the “rainbow” matched my mood at that moment, but it also inspired me and seemed to say, “Miranda! Get it together! It won’t be the last time you’ll be at FIT!” (Ooh… foreshadowing, perhaps?)

Blue-rainbow

To wrap things up, we’ve been drawing the face – here’s my last homework assignment for FIT:

Me-and-portrait

It looked more like me at the time.

Of course, we also did some drawings (um, it’s a drawing class), but the best part of it for me was the critique. A critique is where everyone lays out three to five pieces of their best artwork and the class walks around and gives constructive criticism. So that means people say “I think you did this really well, but I think you could have incorporated more of that,” or “I like this technique you used, but it could use more ____,” and so on. This process always intrigues me because it lets me have a chance to look at art through someone else’s eyes. It always makes me feel better about the world to see other young people who have an interest in something and are committed to learning more about it.

 

Dancing-man

Quick two minute pose.

Thank you all for taking the time out of your day to read my blog posts. I hope you enjoyed reading about my new experiences as much as I enjoyed writing about them. It’s official – I completed my first precollege drawing class. Stay tuned – I hope to write more blogs in the fall when I take another FIT class!

Certificate

Until next time,

Miranda

Goodbye FIT! (Just For Now)

I can’t believe it has been over eleven weeks since my first class at FIT. I never thought so much would change and happen within that period of time. I know already that I’ve come out of this amazing experience as a better and more knowledgeable person. I loved learning about an industry I’m passionate about and that I hope to work in one day. I’ve met so many like minded people and I know we’ll stay in touch after the semester ends. I’m finally confident in using the subway by myself and navigating my way through the city. Overall, I’m definitely more independent of a person than I already was and my time management skills have improved.

To complete the course HFM 060: FASHION FORECASTING: SEEING INTO THE FUTURE, my classmates and I had to complete a final project. Our final project was to predict a trend for fall 2016 for a retailer of our choice. I chose Topshop because in my opinion it is one of the most high end and fashionable fast fashion retailers. We had to compose a three page paper that consisted of a history of our retailer, a fashion overview of the season, and an overview of the trend. We also had to make an outline of the key elements for the season and a trend board (these two components of my project can be seen below). I really enjoyed this project and it made me realize that creativity is important no matter what you’re doing in the fashion industry, but especially when forecasting a trend.

Trend Mood Board

Key Elements of My Forecast

Although it is sad that the semester is over along with this amazing blogging experience, I’m planning on coming back to FIT this summer and I cannot wait to start learning about another aspect of the fashion industry. Blogging for FIT has taught me so much and improved my writing skills. If you have the chance to do it, I highly recommend it!

See you later FIT, thanks for the memories and the knowledge. Happy Holidays everyone!

Thank you for reading,

Kenzie Davis

The End

This is my last post for this session’s blog. These past three weeks went by very quickly. I enjoyed my classes this semester very much. I enjoyed learning new skills. I enjoyed some of the people who I met. I enjoyed my professors. These classes have given me a new motivation for fashion, a new motivation for pushing myself to do better. Who knows what I’ll do when I grow up but what I’ve realized is that at this point it doesn’t really matter. I’m not wasting time by taking these classes because I have all the time in the world. And even if I don’t use these skills in the future, I’m enjoying them now.

I’m sad that it’s over but I know I’ll be back, if not this fall or spring then definitely in the summer.

Thank you, good luck, and good-bye.

Sophia

I saw you on that cobblestone street, I whispered “Farewell.”

I asked one student who told me she lived in France,“Why come all the way over here to take classes at FiT?”
“I’ll do anything I can to be surrounded by fashion, and you can’t take classes like these anywhere else” she said.

That’s dedication, and a lot of the students here really love what they do, they love fashion. That was kinda inspiring, considering I LOVE clothes and fashion and clothes and clashion (clothing and fashion together  in one word :D).  I, myself, am also considering whether or not I want to go into the enormous fashion field.

Parting from FiT will indeed be such sweet sorrow, the photography, the weird looks when you run up to a student like “Hey, wanna take a picture?,” the crazy stares just because I’m that beautiful, walking into Room D130 and randomly voguing, prowling the office for more packs of sugar when I’m trying to get my morning cup of tea “just right,” sitting at my station editing tons of faces of students – it will all be missed dearly.

Today is my last day here at FiT, and I’d like to thank everyone for a great experience. Special Shoutouts (you know I had to :p) to Mr.Brian Edwards for being my photography mentor, and explaining to me his love of clowns, Marta for sharing with me the basics of the Polish language, Michele Nagel for being an awesome and scary head honcho, Paige for our mutual love of the 80’s and Zebra Pants, Kareen for that awesome Wall Street Journal Jacket I’ll be sporting this fall, Carissa for those lovely Asian gummies she blessed me with, Eddie for loving food as much as I do, Andrea for being my front office buddy (hope your vacation is quite dandy), Krystle for our mutual love of vintage clothing (Beacon’s Closet here I come), Camille for understanding my Puerto Rican heritage (:p), Eduardo for his cool bags ^.^, and Rada for her lovely sweaters. A special shoutout to my crazy coworker Maria ^.X, good luck with the band; we’re going back to 505!

Hmph, I think that’s everything. Love you FiT, we shall meet again someday. Couldn’t have asked for a better summer this year.

See you around readers!

Best wishes,

Ezekiel D.

PS: Buffalo Exchange, Reminiscence, and just about every other thrift/vintage in the Chelsea area, I may no longer be there to shop every day anymore, but I’ll be back :’)