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Forecasting at its best….

During Prof. Ann Cantrell’s Fashion Forecasting class, she and some students were discussing Dover Street Market and how innovative it is especially with its ties to Comme des Garçons. What better way to see it than to go.  Since many of the students had never been to Dover Street Market, Prof. Cantrell was able to set up a tour of both Chelsea locations of Comme des Garçons and then all 7 floors of Dover Street Market. The students will incorporate the visit into the weekly Hunter & Gatherer Journals which include ten entries.  Daphne, the tour guide and head of press introduced the class to so many interesting new brands and how Comme des Garçons and Rei Kawakubo find new designers that are really innovative and pushing the conversation further in fashion. Many of the designers are very much aligned in Rei’s model, being artists and “architects” of their brand, not just creating clothing but starting a movement with their work.  Thanks Daphne….Great job Prof. Cantrell!


Days after this visit, NEW YORK’S Metropolitan Museum of Art confirmed that the theme for its 2017 annual Costume Institute exhibition and Met Gala will be Rei Kawakubo/Comme desGarçons.


BRAG Celebrates 46 Years…

On Thursday, October 20, 2016 BRAG hosted its 46th Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala.  BRAG is a non-profit organization that prepares and educates professionals, entrepreneurs and students of color for executive leadership in the retail, fashion and related industries.  BRAG FIT was the FIRST chartered college club and remains a major club on FIT’s campus today.  Looking forward to the 47th!!!

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BRAG FIT Vice President Phalasade Porter (L) &                                                BRAG Treasurer and 2016 Scholarship Recipient Emilie Alexandre

(photos courtesy of L. Brown)

BRAGGING at Under Armour….

The BRAG FIT Club along with their Adviser Professor Laticha Brown traveled down to Baltimore, MD to visit Under Armour’s Corporate Office.  The visit included a product life-cycle introduction, team activity (product 360 pitch in which the students had to come up with an innovative apparel piece for the future) and a campus tour.  Thank you Under Armour!!!


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(photos courtesy of L. Brown)

DIY: FIT visits Etsy……

Professor Ann Cantrell and her FM 326 Sustainability in Fashion Merchandising class visit Etsy.  The visit was fantastic as this course enhances student knowledge of sustainability issues and Etsy is a peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items.


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(photos courtesy of A. Cantrell)

Career Fair

Reminder: next week October 30th is the Career Fair in the Haft auditorium. REMEMBER this is not only for seniors but for all students to learn more about different companies you may begin your career with. Many of the companies at the career fair are also offering internships that you can inquire about. Believe or not Summer 2015 internships are being filled NOW.

Chicos FAS will be at the Career Fair on Thursday October 30th and will be conducting interviews on campus Friday October 31st. Chicos also owns White House/Black Market and Boston Proper. Many of our students have been hired by Chicos and are enjoying a career in sunny Florida.

Professor Cathy Geib

Welcome to the FMM Blog

Dear FMM Students and Faculty,

Welcome to the FMM Blog. We hope that many of you will comment and post happenings with your classes, jobs and anything exciting you would like to share:

I will begin with the exciting news that the B&T school of FIT won the World Retail Congress Competition for the second year in a row. This competition was held in Paris . The students who represented FIT were: Paula Cushman/ AMC, Alison  Rebozo/FMM, Victoria Kulesza/ FMM and Cassandra Napoli/ ITM.

Also Evan Chisholm/FMM won the very prestigious Ray Greenly Scholarship from the National Retail Federation for $25,000.

I hope to read lots of interesting and exciting things happening in the FMM Department

Professor Robin Sackin

Chairperson of the Fashion Merchandising Management Department