Friendships

Hi guys! 10 weeks should feel like a long time, but these weeks have gone by so quickly. With only two classes left, the friendships that have been formed is what I will miss so much. FIT is fabulous because you are brought together with people who share your interests. This is so different from school because there are very few people who have an interest in what I do. Being in a classroom for hours every Saturday with similar, yet different people is so amazing. I know that I will still keep in contact with the friends I have made after these two classes, and I will hopefully see them again. In my first class, sewing, it is fun to sit at a machine next to friends and sew & talk. Since we have extra time in class, my friend and I made shirts that we taught ourselves to make. It was fun discovering what we could do and what we had learned. It is also really nice to be in a classroom filled with so many sewing machines, it just makes me happy! In my second class, drawing the fashion figure, we have so much fun. I think I have made a new friend every class! Our teacher is always cracking jokes, and makes us all laugh. In this class, the ages range from 14-20. It is cool to talk to juniors about their experience and ask them advice for what I should do. I look forward to my last two classes, but I don’t want them to be over!

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Photo from “FITchella” last week!!

~Emerson :)

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: Bruno

Student: Bruno (17) Queens, NY
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course: HAC 63: Careers in Advertising and Marketing Communications

Describe your personal style?
My style is unique, innovative, edgy. I am not the typical fashionista you’d see walking down 27th Street. I dress to express instead of dressing to impress. When people ask me what my fashion secret is I usually let them know that it’s not about the brands I wear, it’s about confidence. Style is a personal choice.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
 During my breaks from class I try to explore the college. I might go to Gigi Cafe; they have a great selection of foods. Their 10% discount for FIT Students is convenient and saves us a couple of cents. Hey!– It’s college money we’re talking about.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
 FIT is the school where people express who they really are. I was looking for a college that was far away from the typical school that emphasized just on Math and Science. I found FIT. Pursuing a higher degree of education is only valid, in my opinion, if I study what I enjoy. Success will come eventually.

Who or what inspires you?
New York City inspires me. This city has such a positive energy… not only because of the lights at Times Square… New Yorkers have a sympathy for freedom– which allows us to express our minds and advance in creativity.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
I want to become successful in the Fashion Business Industry. Talent is just the beginning. 


-Meghan

In The Halls: Brittany

Student: Brittany (17) Deer Park, NY
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course: HAR 089: Fashion Design Portfolio

Describe your personal style?

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I usually go to Cafe Moda or to the FIT supply store.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I love all the people and how comforting the campus is.

Who or what inspires you?
Generally everything related to New York City. I’m always inspired to take pictures of everything around me.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
Hopefully become a famous designer or stylist.

 

-Meghan