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.



In the Halls: Jane

Student: Jane (13)
Program: Middle School Workshops
Precollege Course: JSX 006: Basic Digital Photography: Portraits

Describe your personal style.
Fun, quirky, girly and creative.

Where do you go on breaks from class?
Cafe Moda, The Style Shop and the vending machines.

What are your favorite things about FIT?
I love the campus and the FIT Museum. The professors are very fun and I love the displays of student art in the halls.

Who or what inspires you?
I get my fashion and art inspiration from designers Mondo Guerra, Alexander McQueen, and Betsy Johnson. My newest obsession/inspiration is “The Hunger Games” series. 

What do you want to do after college?
ld love to enter a career in fashion. I’m especially interested in photography, modeling, design and therapy through design. 

The Time Has Arrived!

Finally the time has arrived for me to leave my dull life and trade it for my amazing and interesting first FIT course for the spring! Much like the first day of school, I always stay up late trying on every piece of clothing in my closet looking for the most perfect outfit! I know many can relate to this so I know it’s not just me. Let’s face it – I’m not a morning person but when it comes to waking up to go to FIT I’m up and ready before my alarm even goes off. Even though I live in New Jersey, I am definitely a city girl at heart and will never miss an opportunity to be in this amazing city, even if I have to wake up much earlier than usual! This is my second course I will be taking at FIT and I must admit I still got nervous walking in and seeing everyone that I will be with for the next four weeks….nerve racking and exciting at the same time!

Once I got into my class and we all met each other, I knew this course was going to be fun! When everyone arrived, my Professor told us about herself and what projects we are going to be doing. After we all introduced ourselves our Professor explained the difference between an ad and an editorial in a magazine and the process of how the editorials are made. Then we were put into groups to make an inspiration board for a handbag that we are going to be doing a photo shoot for.

 I made a lot of great new friends.  We went to Fresh & Co. for lunch and walked around the city stopping at stores such as MOOD and a flower store buying props and backdrops for the photo shoot. I can’t wait to put it all together and have a great photo shoot!  I am very excited for the weeks ahead!


Course Showcase: HSX 132 Advocacy U

Here is another BRAND NEW Precollege Workshop course we are featuring this Spring! You can complete this short intensive course in just 4 Saturdays from April 21 – May 12. Read the course description below and click here to register!

HSX 132: Advocacy U

Community service has become an unofficial requirement to gain admittance into most colleges.  In this workshop you will learn how to take volunteerism to the next level and stand out amongst your peers.  Students select their favorite cause or charity and learn how to build a successful awareness and fundraising campaign.  Each session will focus on the key aspects of professional nonprofit work, including developing and executing marketing/communications plans, grassroots fundraising, event planning, and forging community and corporate partnerships.  Upon completion of this workshop, you will be armed with the tools of an all-star advocate and ready to rally support for your chosen cause.

Course Showcase: HSX 133 Fashion Journalism

We have another Course Showcase for you! Let us introduce you to a BRAND NEW Precollege Workshop course called Fashion Journalism. Precollege Workshops are short intensive courses, which in the Spring is scheduled on 4 Saturdays from April 21 – May 12. Read below for the course description of this hot new class and click here to register!

HSX 133 Fashion Journalism:

As we become a more content-driven society, there is greater demand for well-developed editorial.  Through four interactive sessions, students will discover the many facets of journalism in fashion and related fields, and the extensive career opportunities affiliated with it.  An understanding of editorial and written content will be developed through various projects involving conducting interviews, newsgathering, and concept development.  Students will hone their journalism skills by writing and editing fashion news and feature stories.  Basic knowledge of copyediting, headline-writing, captions and journalism etiquette will be covered.