Category Archives: fashion

Making it Up

Here at FIT, we have many resources that offer possibilities to inspire you.  As I reshelved materials one morning, I came across a title from the 1950s that I’d never looked at before.  It offers patterns and measurements for laying … Continue reading

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To dress or not to dress, that is the question!

In honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday yesterday, we found this list from Harper’s Bazaar online of the best-costumed films of his plays: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/reviews/shakespeare-450th-birthday?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1447_54798431#slide-1   1.  Clare Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio play the leads in “Romeo and Juliet”, in Baz Lerman’s … Continue reading

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Needles in the Stacks, Couture edition

  Here in the FIT Library, we have many many books on how to make clothing.  There are different points of view on techniques, as well as different types of machinery.  In our last post, we spent time reviewing books … Continue reading

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Menswear again: down, not up

In my slightly obsessive following of menswear trends (and their marketing mojo),  I found this businessy tidbit: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-hoodie-is-so-insanely-popular-you-have-to-wait-months-to-get-it-2013-12 Not being a huge fan of the hoodie, this caught my eye.  I mean, seriously:  Why a hoodie?  I like a bit … Continue reading

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