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Exit Lines
Master of Fine Arts in Illustration Visual Thesis Exhibition

Gallery FIT
June 6 – July 3, 2015

Students in the Master of Fine Arts in Illustration program develop their studio practice in drawing, painting, and digital media—and the integration of all three. Through a focus on studio practice along with classes on creative writing and research, students gain a broad perspective on the illustrator’s role across different media. Students work in a range of areas, such as animation, concept art, children’s books, graphic novels, murals, and reportage. The program culminates in an annual visual thesis exhibition, on view in Gallery FIT.

Exit Lines. An ending to a beginning. Like the exit line spoken by an actor as he leaves the stage, this exhibition represents the close of our own performance at FIT, and the start of a new act.

Image: Jorge Saldana, Black Magic Woman, digital painting.

Global Fashion Capitals

Fashion & Textile History Gallery
June 2 – November 14, 2015

The globalization of fashion has given rise to new fashion cities that now annually host hundreds of fashion weeks around the world. Each city’s cultural identity and particular economic, political, and social circumstances combine to elevate its designers to international prominence. Through over 70 objects, Global Fashion Capitals explores the history of the established fashion capitals—Paris, New York, Milan, and London—followed by Tokyo and Antwerp, and the emergence of 16 new fashion cities: Stockholm/Copenhagen, Berlin, Moscow/St. Petersburg, Kiev, Istanbul, Madrid/Barcelona, Sydney/Melbourne, Mexico City, São Paulo, Johannesburg, Lagos, Mumbai, Seoul, and Shanghai. Global Fashion Capitals aims to broaden the understanding of what constitutes a “fashion capital” and to expand the dialogue on the globalization of the fashion industry during the 21st century.

Read more about the exhibition.

Image: Ricardo Seco, Dreams, Spring/Summer 2015, Mexico City/New York. Photo courtesy of Laura Garza.

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