Sensational Sights & Surprises!

Hello everyone and Happy November!

Something I find great at FIT is the fact there’e always something happening. Whether it be a Portfolio Day, Admissions tours, or visiting the Style Shop; there really is always a way to get involved!

For instance on Saturday (Halloween!! Hope you all got loads of candy!), I arrived to the school and was surprised by this quirky mural! An FIT alum, Angel Garcia, was invited to kick off #chalkfit with his colorful and eyecatching street art!

"Innovation" -Mural done by FIT alum, Angel Garcia

“Innovation” – Mural done by FIT alum, Angel Garcia

Mural on the Pomerantz building

“Innovation” – Mural done by FIT alum, Angel Garcia

 

All week, FIT Illustration students will be able to share their art by creating beautiful murals of their own that will be plastered all over the Pomerantz building.

I don’t know about you, but I’m eagerly anticipating arriving at FIT on Saturday to see all the murals created/in the process of creation! I remember this time last year I saw all the murals online so being able to see them for myself is going to be so awesome!

Remember to keep your eyes peeled for these talented students creations and take pictures!

 

Another unexpected surprise this week was my Professor taking my class over to the exhibit, Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch, for inspiration when working on our magazines.

Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch @ The Museum at FIT

Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch @ The Museum at FIT

Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch @ The Museum at FIT

Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch @ The Museum at FIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exhibit presents almost 100 detailed and extravagant ensembles that are a must see for any student. It’s eye catching and mesmerizing, the amount of detail and thought process that must have gone into each and every garment is fascinating. If I could sit and analyze each piece all day trust me, I would!

Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch @ The Museum at FIT

Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch @ The Museum at FIT

If you can, try to stop by while you’re at the school! The Museum at FIT is located directly across from the Pomerantz building and the exhibit is open until the 5th of December.

FIT is always bubbling with activities and who knows, maybe you’ll be surprised like I was along the way!

Thank you all for reading and have a great day!

-Emily Kelly

 

9 Places To Visit After Class!

Hello readers! I hope everyone had a great weekend because I know I did. Class this week at FIT was very interesting. We learned all about color theory and how different colors can evoke different emotions from consumers. We also went on a tour of Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch at The Museum At FIT. Learning about Susanne’s life as a party planner was inspiring because all of her hard work throughout time has paid off. In case you don’t know anything about this fashionable woman, you should definitely go check out her exhibit when you get a chance. You have until December 5th or you can virtually tour it here. All of the clothes featured have a back story and are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Each design is unique and historical in its own way.
In addition to having a fun class, I also had an exciting rest of the day as well. I took the subway down to SoHo to do some window shopping and to visit an art exhibit. For retailers, it’s already the holiday season and festivity is in the air. I also ended up wandering into Greenwich Village as well and I’m so glad I did! New York City truly has so much to offer culturally, each neighbourhood is amazing in its own way. With that being said, for this week’s post, I have compiled a list of my favorite places I like to visit in New York so far…

 

Shopping

  • Topshop Soho
    478 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
    (212) 966-9555
  • Muji Soho
    455 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
    (212) 334-2002

Art

Food

  • Quantum Leap
    226 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
    (212) 677-8050
  • By Chloe
    185 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
    (212) 290-8000

So I covered the most important three things… Food, Art, and Shopping! The areas all of these places are in are absolutely beautiful and not hard to find. When learning how to get around the city, I highly suggest using this app City Mapper. It keeps me up to date on the status of the subway system and is very user-friendly!

Have a great week everyone! Everyday is what you make of it.

Thanks for Reading,

Kenzie Davis