In The Halls: Stephen

Student: Stephen (18) New Jersey
Program: Saturday Live
Precollege Course: HFS 180 Fabric Styling for Fashion

Describe your personal style?
I have a very relaxed and layed back style.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I usually go to Dunkin Donuts across the street.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
I love the environment and the people.

 

Who or what inspires you?
I’m inspired by Pharrell Williamsm. He inspired me to be the best at whatever I do.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
I would like to start my own business.


-Meghan

In The Halls: Lauren

Student: Lauren (16) Rockland County, NY
Program: High School Precollege Workshop
Precollege Course:
HSX 121: Passion for Fashion Styling 

Describe your personal style?
I would say my style fluctuates depending on my mood each day. I don’t like to stick to one “Look.” I express how I’m feeling through the outfits I wear.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?
 I have only had two classes so far! On my first break from class I went to the pizzeria across the street. 

What is your favorite thing about FIT?
My favorite thing has to be all the stylish people here! 

Who or what inspires you?
I would have to say my two biggest inspirations are Rihanna and Rita Ora.

What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
After graduating from college, I want to continue to pursue fashion and collaborate with top designers.

 

-Meghan

All Good Things Must Come to an End

FIT friends!

FIT friends!

Sadly, this week was my last class of my precollege workshop course HSX 121: Passion for Fashion Styling.  I enjoyed every minute of this class, such as the various photo shoots, styling each other, and making many inspiration boards.  This class is very fun if you like hands on classes.

Even though it was a styling class, my Professor’s still gave us great insight about the school, the different majors you can take, and some different careers in the industry.  I’m going to miss all the great friends I have made, but hopefully we will see each other in the future – maybe even at the same school!  My plans for the future is to major in Fashion Merchandising Management. Then after graduating, I plan to work my way up from an assistant fashion buyer to a divisional merchandise manager at a major department store.

I have big dreams that I am ready to fulfill and I feel that taking Precollege courses and speaking with instructors who are currently working in the industry has helped give me a lot of insight    The next class I will be taking is a workshop over the summer called HSX 123: A Week in The Life of a Merchant, which I am looking forward to very much!

If you are interested in going into the fashion industry or thinking about applying to FIT, signing up for a Precollege course is the best thing you can do.  You get to see what the school is like, learn so much from Professors who really know the industry, and also make many new friends that share the same interests as you.

I hope you enjoyed my blog posts as much as I enjoyed writing them!

Madeline

Final pictures from the photo shoot in HSX 121: Passion for Fashion Styling

 

My New Besties!

One of the things that I love so much about FIT precollege is making new friends.  Everyone that I meet at FIT is unique and comes from a different place with a different story.  This semester I am lucky to be in a relatively small class, so getting to know everyone was a breeze.  Some people from my class are from New Jersey, others Upstate, some from Long Island (like me!), and some are from the city.  Going on adventures after class is not always fun when you’re alone (and not smart if you know nothing about the subway), so luckily my new best friends are more than happy to join me for lunch, shopping, and just enjoying the city.  It’s also nice that I have so many friends from FIT Precollege because in a year when I hopefully get accepted to FIT, finding a roomate will not be a problem for me. c:

Mary

P.S. I’ll get some pictures of my class up here eventually, this week was just crazy because we did our shoe photoshoot.

A Day with Me at FIT

This Saturday’s class was really fun and encouraged us to be as creative as possible.  As mentioned in my second post, my class is doing a project where we have to create a photoshoot setup for a pair of shoes with a background/props inspired by the color, shape, texture etc.  I am working with two other people; Megan and Frankie.

After brainstorming for a while, we decided to use Frankie’s brown leather Steve Madden boots. The color and structure of the boots reminded us of hiking in the woods.

We had a few ideas on how to compose our set. We originally wanted to put branches inside the shoes because they resemble tree-trunks, but we decided a moss ground with a branch and pine cone or two would be more clean and less cheesy. Professor Sokoli suggested we put an insect on one of the boots for that final ‘wow-factor’.

Later, we went on a field trip as a class to the Flower District to look for props. There were so many different kinds of mosses to choose from!

We had fun looking around all of the stores on 28th street for inspiration. I became closer friends with Megan and Frankie as well as everyone else in my class on this trip. We all just get along with each other. It’s really great!

Mary