Fashion in the Family

My mom took this photo of my sister and I having tea after shopping at Bergdorf Goodman

I’m very lucky; my family has always been supportive of my fashion dreams. From an early age I looked up to my mom, who has worked for companies like Liz Claiborne and Ralph Lauren, and is now at Michael Kors. I often hear people say that it took them a while to realize fashion could be a real career, but because of my mom, I’ve always known that fashion is an industry and not just something frivolous.

My dad and my sister have also influenced my love for fashion. When I was growing up, my dad was always taking pictures. A few years ago he taught me how to take photos and helped me pick out my first SLR camera, and I’ve been hooked on photography ever since. Without knowledge of the camera, I wouldn’t have been able to start my personal style blog, The Style Child.

Images are such a huge part of fashion. Ad campaigns, magazine editorials, and online content all require skilled lensmen to capture the mood and emotion of a brand or story. My sister has been photographing me for my blog, and she does a great job of capturing exactly what I envision each time we shoot.

My family members have helped and inspire me, and they are reason I’m here at FIT. It was my mom’s idea to sign me up for classes for the past two summers, and I wouldn’t be able to get to the city each day without a ride to the train from my dad. I know not everyone has a family as encouraging as mine, so I’m grateful for everything they do to support me.

Until Next Time,

Lindsay

Make Them Proud

Though it’s only been one week at FIT, I feel that I have already matured immensely. Traveling alone to New York City 4 days a week is a pretty scary experience, but I love every second of it! Finally I have something to say when friends or family ask, “what are you doing this summer?” It makes me feel good that I am using my summer wisely instead of just wasting it away, and that I will have memories to look back on once the school year starts.

My parents have told me that they are proud of me for taking these classes and earning a spot on the FIT blog, and that is the best thing a child can hear from their parents. The words, “I’m proud of you,” linger in my head all the time while I’m out on the city streets. My dad is currently away on a business trip, but he makes sure to call as much as possible to check up on me and find out new things that are happening at FIT. Both my parents are excited that I’m doing something that I enjoy, and that I’m maturing while I’m doing it. This is a beginning step for when I go away to college; It is my time to learn as much as I can about being independent. I would have never thought that I would be able to take an hour and a half train back and forth to NYC by myself, but here I am doing it; though sitting next to strangers is scary! Once I pass my road test (hopefully Wednesday!!!), I will be doing the entire trip alone; no more rides to and from the train station for me!

Not only are my parents proud of me, I am proud of myself. This whole experience so far has been life changing, and I am so excited to see what the next 2 weeks will have in store for me!

Fino alla volta prossima!

Gabriela

“Do what you love. Do what makes you happy.”

Taking Precollege courses at FIT has helped me so much in discovering my passion and preparing myself for the future.  I am so thankful and I feel so blessed to have my parents support every step of the way.  They’re kind and encouraging words mean so much to me.  They’re always telling me “Do what you love. Do what makes you happy.”  My mom gets really excited about seeing my projects and always gives me constructive criticism. We both share a love for fashion so when I was assigned a project to photograph mannequins in stores we went on a fabulous shopping trip together!  My mom and dad both tell me how happy they are that I found something I’m good at and something that I love.   I want to make them proud and show them that I am ambitious and will work hard to achieve my dreams.

Thanks for reading.  See you guys next week!

Jennifer

Spring Courses for Parents: Certified Technical Designer / Product Development Manager & Retailing: Customer Experience Management / Retailing: E-Commerce and Social Media

Just when you think we have run out of courses our Precollege parents could take while their children are taking Precollege courses this Spring, we come at you again with two, I mean THREE more areas of interest! These courses can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program too!  Check them out – why should the kids have all the fun?!

These great offerings are from the Center for Professional Studies. Click on the title of the course below to view the description. To view a list of all adult credit and non-credit courses offered at FIT this Spring, visit this page. 

For more information on the Center for Professional Studies, email prof_studies@fitnyc.edu or call 212.217.7715. Register online below or view other registration options.

Certified Technical Designer / Product Development Manager Courses

Certified Technical Designer
Training for experienced designers and product developers looking to specialize in technical design, and technical designers looking to improve performance. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis.

Product Development Manager
Cutting-edge fit, quality, and logistics training for experienced designers, technical designers, and product developers involved in sourcing. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis.

COURSE & SECTION COURSE TITLE DATES / DAYS / TIMES ROOM PRICE REGISTER ONLINE
SXP 305 55A Technical Design from Product Analysis to Fit Approval  Mar 17, 24, 31 S 930AM-400PM TBA $295.00 Register Online
SXP 320 55A How to Reduce the Lead Time in Garment Preproduction  May 12, 19  S 930AM-230PM TBA $175.00 Register Online


Retailing: Customer Experience Management / Retailing: E-Commerce and Social Media Courses

Retailing: Customer Experience Management
For career development in retail store management, this program provides store-focused training to improve sales figures, customer satisfaction, the shopping experience and to foster customer loyalty. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis. 

Retailing: E-Commerce and Social Media
For career development in e-tailing and fashion web-based businesses, this program provides in-depth study of the Dotcom and social media world and focuses on how to build sales and customer loyalty in an e-commerce channel. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis.

COURSE & SECTION COURSE TITLE DATES / DAYS / TIMES ROOM PRICE REGISTER ONLINE
SXR 010 55A Retail Math: Merchandising, Planning, and Gross Margin  Feb 25, Mar 3 S 1000AM-300PM TBA $225.00 Register Online
SXR 010 55D Retail Math: Merchandising, Planning, and Gross Margin May 5, 12 S 930AM-230PM TBA $225.00 Register Online

Spring Courses for Parents: Media Events and Photography

Next up in our line-up of cool courses for mom and dad, we have Media Events and Photography.

These amazing courses run on Saturdays too – just like your child’s Precollege class. Learn a new skill that will help you become a better photographer.

These great offerings are from the Center for Professional Studies.

Click on the title of the course below to view the description. To view a list of all adult credit and non-credit courses offered at FIT this Spring, visit this page. 

For more information on the Center for Professional Studies, email prof_studies@fitnyc.edu or call 212.217.7715. Register online below or view other registration options.

Media Events and Photography Courses

Training and information by expert practitioners in special events, photography, entertainment, and media-related businesses.

COURSE & SECTION COURSE TITLE DATES / DAYS / TIMES ROOM PRICE REGISTER ONLINE
SXM 200 55A Photography:  For Self-Expression or Profit Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  S 930AM-1230PM TBA $180.00 Register Online
SXM 210 55A Photography: Beyond the Basics  Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12  S  100PM-400PM TBA $180.00 Register Online
SXM 220 55B Introduction to Fashion Photography Apr 21, 28, May 5 S 930AM-430PM TBA $260.00 Register Online
SXM 230 55A Beginning Digital Photography Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  S  100PM-400PM TBA $195.00 Register Online
SXM 240 55A Advanced Fashion and Beauty Photography with Digital Techniques  Mar 10, 17, 24 S 930AM-400PM TBA $215.00 Register Online
SXM 240 55B Advanced Fashion and Beauty Photography with Digital Techniques May 12, 19, 26 S 930AM-400PM TBA $215.00 Register Online
SXM 345 55A How to Go From Planning to Staging a Winning Event Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 M 630PM-930PM TBA $175.00 Register Online
SXM 400 55A Everything You Need to Know About Fashion Shows, From Start-up to Runway Feb 27, Mar 5  M 500PM-930PM TBA $165.00 Register Online