Instructor Spotlight: Nicole Truscinski

Short bio paragraph:
Nicole Truscinski is a graduate of the costume studies MA program at NYU, and earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing communications, along with an associates degree in fashion merchandising management, from FIT. She is currently an archivist at a leading American fashion company and spent several years at New York Vintage, a vintage rental showroom that caters to the fashion and entertainment industries. Fashion and costume history is her passion, and when she’s not flipping through old issues of Harper’s Bazaar, or watching classic films, she can most likely be found wandering the MET or the museum at FIT.
Your Teaching Philosophy:
My goal is to introduce my students to the resources and opportunities available to them, and to help them lay the foundation to achieve their dreams! 
 
Industry Experience/Recent Exhibitions:
  • 11th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition at the FIDM Museum in Los Angeles,
  • co-curated the exhibition Performing Fashion: New York City at NYU’s 80WSE Gallery,
  • Consultant on period costume design for film. 

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

In the Halls: Hayden

Photo by Kendra

Student: Hayden from Birmingham, AL

Program: Summer Live 2018

Precollege Course: HAC 066: Digital and Interactive Marketing

Describe your personal style?
I personally dress from all departments of a store.  I don’t feel the need to restrict fashion to a certain gender.  To me, clothes are clothes, and I can rock it as long as it matches my makeup.
Where do you go on your breaks from class?
I always go to Starbucks!  I don’t sleep enough, ever!
What is your favorite thing about FIT?
My favorite thing about FIT is the accepting, supporting, and uplifting community of like-minded individuals who all come from different backgrounds but work together to learn.
Who or what inspires you?
Besides big influencers like Manny Mua, Jeffree Star, and James Charles, music inspires me the most.
What do you want to do after you graduate from College?
I want to continue my career in cosmetics marketing.  I have already started unlike most of my peers.

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.

Last goodbyes and my experience with my photography class

Hi guys!

Unfortunately, this is the last blog I will be writing. Not only that, but this Saturday was my last day of photography class. I enjoyed this class so much. The first day I walked into the classroom I knew I was going to like it. My classmates were so nice and funny. That first week we took pictures of each other and talked to our classmates. The second week we also took photos of each other (aperture). The third week we shared our photos and received feedback. We also talked about different photography, looked at photos, and then went out and shot photos on our film cameras. The 4th week I missed class, so the 5th week I processed my film. Then the 6th and 7th week we processed the film. The 8th week we talked about our final project that we had to do — shoot studio. Then the 9th week we shared our photos and processed more photos.  The 10th week our portfolio was due and we also visited different galleries.

My favorite part of this class was learning how to process film. I learned so much and I really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed going outside and taking photos of our classmates, buildings,  and things we found interesting. Overall,  if you are into photography I think you will enjoy this class a lot. You will learn so much.

My least favorite part of the class, though, was waking up early. But once I got used to it, it wasn’t so bad.  I have really enjoyed writing blogs here. Unfortunately, I won’t be writing anymore, but if you want to see what I’m up to, check out my youtube channel. I hope you guys enjoyed reading my blogs like I enjoyed writing them.

Ciny Beal Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg76JCgl1n8oIVEfn-jDEQQ

~Cindy Beal