News & Events
FUTURE OF FASHION RUNWAY SHOW
The best work of FIT's graduating bachelor of arts fashion design students will be presented in a professional runway show. Specializations include sportswear, special occasion, knitwear, intimate apparel, and children’s wear. The show was on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 and is available to view online, visit fitnyc.edu/futureoffashion.
GRADUATING STUDENT EXHIBITION
May 8 - May 23 come and view the graduating student show exhibition. Includes work from all majors in the School of Art and Design. Free and open to the public. More information http://www.fitnyc.edu/graduatingstudentexhibition
INTERACTIVE PORTFOLIO KIOSK
At GlobalShop, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design faculty members Craig Berger and Veronica Romano launched an interactive kiosk that featured the portfolios of over 60 students from 14 schools in five countries. The concept and production of the kiosk was done in coordination with PAVE, the Planning and Visual Education Partnership. Romano, a PAVE board member, designed the kiosk with Mona Lisa Tan, a student who won PAVE’s 2010 Student Design Competition and was a finalist in the PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge.
Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza was interviewed in an article titled “Motivation Meets Action: FIT Students Incite Dialogue and Awareness” for online fashion journal Fashion Reverie that was about a project she conducted with senior fashion design knitwear students. Students created knitwear using the logo of the nonprofit group Save the Garment District and wore their creations to raise awareness among passersby in the Garment District.
COMMUNICATION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER IN ONLINE MAGAZINE
C.J. Yeh was profiled in an article by the National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan. The interview, which focused on Yeh’s career integrating art and technology, was a featured story on the foundation’s website.
FIT IN MILAN STUDENTS
A partnership with Italian knitwear label Filoscozia and Filmar Yarns landed three fourth-year knitwear students from the FIT in Milan program on the pages of Vogue Italia. Their project was also featured at the knitwear event Pitti Filati in Florence and at the fabric show Première Vision in Paris.
FASHION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER CITED
Asta Skocir’s blog, Knit Grandeur, was picked for Stylesight’s “Sites That Inspire” feature in January. Stylesight is a prominent subscription-based trend forecasting and analysis company. See Skocir’s citation here.
FASHION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES TEXTBOOK
Stacy Stewart Smith’s textbook CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising was published by Fairchild Books in February. The book features step-by-step tutorials for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER PRESENTS WORK IN AUSTRALIA
Bil Donovan presented his work and spoke about his artistic journey as part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in March. He also hosted an onstage demonstration of his fashion illustration techniques.
JEWELRY DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER WINS AWARD
Professor Alison Nagasue won a DIVA Award from the Women’s Jewelry Association for a gold chainmail bracelet with her signature ginkgo leaves and diamonds with sapphires. She will attend the awards ceremony on March 7. http://www.jckonline.com/2012/12/04/womens-jewelry-association-announces-winners-2012-2013-diva-design-competition
TEXTILE/SURFACE DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER JOINS JOURNAL REVIEW BOARD
Textile/Surface Design Professor Susanne Goetz joined the board of international reviewers for The Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, a new scholarly journal.
ASSISTANT CHAIR ILLUSTRATES CHINESE ZODIAC SYMBOLS ON STAMPS
Assistant Chair Mak profiled in the New York Daily News about the postal stamp he designed. It is the sixth one out of 12 (one a year starting from 2008) that he was commissioned to create. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklynite-designs-year-snake-stamp-article-1.1254460?print
CHAIR OF TOY DESIGN INDUCTED INTO THE TOY INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME
Judith Ellis, founder and chair of Toy Design was selected as an inductee into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Chair Ellis will accepted her award during the 13th Annual Toy of the Year Awards ceremony on February 9, 2013. Ellis joins an impressive list of play pioneers who have been inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. These include Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas; cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith, who invented Crayola Crayons; game maven Milton Bradley; and Frederick August Otto Schwarz, the man behind mega-toy emporium FAO Schwarz. Read more at http://fitnyc.edu/13773.asp
FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES TUTORIAL
Watson-Guptill, a division of Random House, has published an illustrated tutorial by Sylvie Covey titled Photoshop for Artists.
INTERIOR DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER FEATURED IN ARTICLE
Nicole Migeon was interviewed by the online architecture newsletter ArchNewsNow about her art, interior design, and architecture work.
VISUAL PRESENTATION AND EXHIBITION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER WINS AWARD
Anne Kong was recognized by Display and Design Ideas magazine as one of ten Retail Design Influencers in its 2012 Portfolio Awards issue earlier this year. The citation made special note of her work as a professor. The DDI Portfolio Awards are given based on an annual reader survey of industry peers. Kong accepted the award at a ceremony in California in September.
COMMUNICATION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER SPEAKS AT CONFERENCE, PUBLISHES ARTICLE
C.J. Yeh presented his paper titled “Can Techies Be Creative?” at the Seventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, in July in Liverpool, England. Over 180 delegates from 32 countries representing a range of disciplines participated in the conference. Also, Yeh’s article “Human Body Perception in the Digital Age” was published in the Taiwanese design magazine DFUN.
FIT PARTNERS WITH ELLE MAGAZINE FOR FASHION/NEXT
The partnership between Elle Magazine and FIT for Fashion/Next Competition. Nineteen FIT Fashion Design students showcased their designs at a runway show at Lincoln Center as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and two winners were named. http://www.elle.com/fashion/fashion-next-spring-2013-fit-designers?click=main_sr#slide-1
FASHION DESIGN STUDENT'S SHOW IN MILAN
ART & DESIGN STUDENT COLLABORATING VIRTUALLY ABROAD Advertising Senior Liz Sadkowski works with advertising student from Leeds College of Art on a campaign for the Young Creative Network via Skype. http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/home/student-work-successes/successful-projects/charlie-frank/ ART & DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER PUBLICATION The illustrations of Ken Krug, a Textile/Surface Design and Communication Design faculty member, appear in Michelle Obama’s American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. His artwork in the book includes four two-page, full-color spreads, spot art, and black-and-white garden plans. The illustrations, in pen and ink and watercolor, map the White House garden in all four seasons.
ART & DESIGN STUDENT COLLABORATING VIRTUALLY ABROAD
Advertising Senior Liz Sadkowski works with advertising student from Leeds College of Art on a campaign for the Young Creative Network via Skype. http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/home/student-work-successes/successful-projects/charlie-frank/
ART & DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER PUBLICATION
The illustrations of Ken Krug, a Textile/Surface Design and Communication Design faculty member, appear in Michelle Obama’s American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. His artwork in the book includes four two-page, full-color spreads, spot art, and black-and-white garden plans. The illustrations, in pen and ink and watercolor, map the White House garden in all four seasons.