Spring cleaning, spring writing

Hi, everyone! Welcome to spring break here at FIT.

It’s a slow week on campus while everyone catches up on some much-needed rest. I thought it would be a good time to catch up on writing, and give readers a preview of coming attractions.

The range of color options through Nude Barre


I am currently working on a new issue of Word-Worthy Women. This one will be on lingerie designers using new materials or taking a new approach to the business. It looks like I will be writing about Ashley Graham, who debuted a plus-size women’s line in 2015 that includes lingerie and swimsuits.





3-D printed mesh bodysuit by Jess Haughton



I will talk about the owners of several of the companies that have recently debuted “nude” lingerie for women of a wider range of skin colors, namely Ade Hassan of Nubian Skin, Erin Carpenter of Nude Barre, and Sadia Sisay of BeingU. And I will write a bit about some of the designers using 3-D printing in lingerie, like Victoria Anoka  and Jess Haughton.



Treasures await us in the TT500 stacks!





After that, Denise and I will return with some more book reviews for Needles in the Stacks.

And I am also working on an article about Michelle Obama and her interaction with the fashion community while she was FLOTUS.

Also, you may have noticed a big empty, fenced in space where we used to have a scupture in front of the Goodman Center (aka the E building). The Eye of Fashion, as that bronze sculpture is named, has been carried away for assessment and conservation work. You can read more details in this FIT Newsroom article.

If you have any thoughts and questions about things you’d like to see me write, feel free to drop me a line. In the meantime, Happy Easter, Good Passover, Happy Imbolc and May Day, and enjoy the lovely spring weather!



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