Instructor Spotlight: Darryl Glover

Professor Glover joined the FIT family in 2008 as a student of the Continuing Education Department. After completing the Fashion Styling & Costume Design certificate programs, he Joined Local 764 Wardrobe Union where he began as a costumer for the Metropolitan Opera. His fashion portfolio includes commercial, editorial, and celebrity styling, as well as Costume Design. He also acts as a Creative Director for young artists. In 2013 Professor Glover returned to FIT to begin his tenure as a classroom teacher. He returns semester after semester with exciting new experiences to share with his students. Outside of the classroom, he spends time dressing the who’s who of Young Hollywood.

Website: www.godarrylgo.com

Prof. Glover teaches:
JSX 045: Careers in Fashion Styling

Teaching Philosophy:
Students can’t be what they don’t see. I pride myself on exposure and try to create as many opportunities for students to have hands-on experiences as possible. I tell my students that we are all students and that the experiences we create together are the teacher.

Industry Experience/Recent Exhibitions:

  • Key Costumer – Ryan Murphy’s POSE on FX, 2018
  • Published in July 2018 issue of VOGUE Magazine (POSE FX)
  • Best Dressed List, Celebrity Stylist – Elle, Esquire, E!
  • Best Dressed – Golden Globes 2018, Caleb McLaughlin, Stranger Things
  • American Ballet Theatre, Nutcracker

Instructor Spotlight: Eileen Karp

Eileen Karp has a broad background in fashion. After earning her BS degree in Textiles and Clothing at North Dakota State University and an AAS degree in fashion design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, her fashion design career began as a creative designer of loungewear and sportswear. She founded a business designing an exclusive maternity line for an upper east side NYC boutique; the designs were also sold to Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her entrepreneurial background led her to a variety of freelance and consulting opportunities for a broad range of companies. She moved into various aspects of creative design and related positions primarily in the cut & sewn knitted and woven sportswear areas. Concurrently, she began teaching as adjunct at FIT–SUNY and became a full-time professor in the Fashion Design Department in 2007. In 2008, she completed a Master’s Degree in Education from California State University East Bay. She developed a new interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science program in Technical Design at FIT that has grown steadily. In January 2014, Eileen became the Chairperson of the Fashion Design Department in FIT’s School of Art and Design.

Prof. Karp teaches:
HAP 026 Sewing for Fashion Designers
HAP 017 Introduction to Draping for Fashion Design (Level 2)

Teaching Philosophy:
In my role as teacher, I am charged to inspire my students through example and guide them to embrace learning. Lifetime learning is critically important for professional and personal growth. The practice of fashion design constantly evolves and advances through exposure, exploration, and experimentation. Heraclitus said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” To prepare my students for success in this creative field and for life, it is incumbent upon me to develop in them a strong foundation that they know how to tap when, occasionally, the creative well runs dry. I have an obligation to weave into students the ability to be adaptable, flexible and open. As an educator, I commit to encourage their ability for conceptual development with the power to problem solve through the continuous asking of “Why?” “How?” and “What If?” as they seek and discover answers.

Industry Experience/Recent Exhibitions:
Over 30 years of experience in creative design, patternmaking, fashion business, technical design at all price points and types of industry experiences.
2016/2017, showed two original works in the annual “New Views” FIT Art & Design School Faculty Exhibit.

Instructor Spotlight: Ann Marie Sclafani

Ann Marie Sclafani has been designing, making and merchandising jewelry for 15 years. She is a FIT alumna with a degree in Restoration and began teaching in 2015. Ann Marie is also the creative director of her own jewelry line Joseph B, and is a technician for the Jewelry Design Department at FIT. Her early professional career began as a technical designer and merchandiser for large-scale wholesale manufacturers. Because of her experience in both fine and costume jewelry, her work and design style is able to encompass both worlds.

Instagram: @josephbjewelry

Ann Marie teaches:
HJD019 Jewelry Design Studio I     

Teaching Philosophy:
I tell my students that just because something isn’t perfect, it doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Imperfections in our work always lead to discovery. Jewelry has become such a multifaceted outlet for creativity in terms materials, techniques, fit and construction, engaging students in a variety of unexpected methods becomes an adventure for all of us. I encourage them to find and bring inspiration to class so we can create something together that speaks to their own individual style.

Work by Ann Marie Sclafani:

Instructor Spotlight: Barbara Seggio

 

Barbara Seggio is an FIT Alum who worked in the industry as a Fashion Designer and Technical Designer. She has been teaching in the Fashion Design Department for over 25 years. Her area of expertise is apparel, and she teaches all levels of Sewing, Draping and Patternmaking. She is also the Evening/Weekend Adviser of the FD Department. Barbara has enjoyed teaching Precollege classes for 15 years and has taught FD courses in China as a visiting FIT Professor.

Prof. Seggio teaches:
HAP 017 Introduction to Draping for Fashion Design (Level 2)
HAP 025 Sewing for Fashion Designers (9 & 10 grades only)  
HAP 026 Sewing for Fashion Designers (11 & 12 grades only) 

Teaching Philosophy:
I give my students projects that encourage creativity and nurture their inane talent. I believe everyone has what it takes, all they need is patience and a guiding hand.

Prof. Seggio’s Achievements/Projects:
Barbara’s interest in Sustainable Fashion has revolutionized how Fashion Design students consider their environmental impact. Her pupils’ work has been featured at FIT’s annual Sustainability Conferences. She’s also proud to announce that she recently co-invented a nursing garment for a mother to wear while feeding her newborn baby. This product will protect the infant from accidental injury should the mother fall asleep.

Read about Prof. Seggio’s student in the article:
Emily Nieland’s Patchwork for Kids

Childhood Dreaming Becomes a Reality

My substitute professor taught us how to draw a basic blouse and skirt. I’ve always liked drawing but I never know how to fit it on a body and make it look real.

My experience with FIT so far is amazing. I love getting out of bed every Saturday and knowing I’m going to a class for my dream school. Prof. Cutting is a wonderful teacher and he helps everyone as much as he can.

I also entered a contest for pockets and purses. I designed a bathing suit and a backpack with little pockets in it, to keep wax for your surfboard or sunscreen sticks. It is so fascinating seeing your sketch on tracing paper and transferring it to marker paper, watching it come alive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This contest was introduced March 17th. Three students from the  who run the program took the class down to the museum to see how pockets and purses have evolved through the years.

Here are some photos:

~Bella Basile