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Love Your Library 2014

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CURRENT & FUTURE EVENTS
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PAST EVENTS
Disruptive Luxury: 3D Printing for Fashion and Luxury Goods
Seven Fibers that Changed the World

Marion Fasel: Jewelry Author, Expert and Journalist
Financial Aid Awareness

Disruptive Luxury: 3D Printing for Fashion and Luxury Goods
Date/Time/Location:
Thursday October 16, 2014 at 5:30pm, Katie Murphy Amphitheater

Designer Francis Bitonti will give a talk focusing on his research and practice using additive manufacturing for the fashion industry. His presentation will cover a brief history of his design studio, the future of the industry, and changes to both as a result of technologies like 3D printing.

Blurring the lines between fashion and technology, Francis Bitonti's trademark process merges cutting edge digital design and manufacturing technologies, aimed to transform mass production. Bitonti's work has been published internationally in many prestigious institutions and most recently garnered media coverage for the 3D printed gown created for fashion icon Dita von Teese.

Looking to the future of design, mass customization, Bitonti sees computational methodologies, smart materials, and interactive environments as opportunities to create new aesthetic languages for our built environment. He is currently taking that vision and applying it to the launch of a self-named luxury goods label.

Recommended Links:
Francis Bitonti's website
The World's First Fully Articulated 3D Printed Gown [youtube]
New Skins: Computational Design for Fashion Workshop [youtube]
MakerBot Stories | Francis Bitonti Studio [youtube]

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Seven Fibers that Changed the World
Date/Time/Location
: Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 5pm, Feldman Center, 9th Floor

FIT Professor Patrice George explores the early man-made fiber industry. From DuPoint to Dior, the story connects social, political and cultural developments from postwar America into the global textile industry of today.

Patrice George, Assistant Professor in the Textile Department and Marketing Department is a specialist in woven textile technology. She is currently a MA candidate in the Fashion and Textile History: Museum Studies program of the School of Graduate Studies at FIT.

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Let Us Entertain You!
Date/Time/Location:
TBD

Dr. Mary Davis, Dean of Graduate Studies, discusses Charles Martin's and Erik Satie's Sports et Divertissements (1923), a rare folio of illustrations and musical scores. Dr. Giacomo Oliva, Vice President of Academic Affairs, accompanies on piano, playing selections of the Satie pieces.

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Marion Fasel: Jewelery Author, Expert and Journalist
Date/Time/Location:
Friday March 14, 2014 at 3pm, Katie Murphy Amphitheater, Pomerantz

Love Your Library kicks off its 2014 program with a live interview of Marion Fasel author, editor and jewelry expert. Ms. Fasel has been the Contributing Editor of Fine Jewelry and Watches at InStyle for the past fifteen years and authored or co-authored seven books about twentieth century jewelry design history. Marion will discuss her career path, what inspires and motivates her as a writer, her views of contemporary jewelers and jewelry trends, the future of fashion journalism, and time permitting questions from the audience.

With over twenty years of experience writing about contemporary jewelry trends and twentieth century jewelry, Ms. Fasel is frequently consulted by the media for her expertise, the most recent example being the New York Times, in its coverage of the "Jewels by JAR" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Marion Fasel's most recent publications include Bulgari: Serpenti Collection and Bulgari: Bulgari-Bulgari Collection. Her books can be found in the FIT's Library Collection.

This event is open to the public.

Recommended links:
Marion Fasel's website
Women You Should Know Profile
(with video)

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Financial Aid Awareness Information Table
Dates:
Tuesday - Thursday, February 4-6; Thursday, February 13, Tuesday, February 25
Time:
12pm - 2pm
Location:
Library Lobby, Goodman Center, 5th floor

Learn more about financial assistance to continue your education.


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