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April 2015 

"Faces & Places" Lectures Feature FIT Alumnae 
FIT's ongoing "Faces & Places in Fashion" lecture series hosted talks by two FIT alumnae in March. On March 2nd, Sarah Hall `94 talked about her experience setting up her own public relations firm. On March 9th, Aparna Dasgupta `06discussed her entrepreneurial experience as designer and consultant, in a conversation with Stephanie Benedetto.
YouTube: Sarah Hall | Aparna Dasgupta

April 8th
FIT Class Gift Launch Party 
Dubinsky Student Center, 8th Floor 
9:00 - 11:00 pm
ATTENTION SPRING 2015 GRADUATES! You are cordially invited to attend the exclusive FIT Class Gift Launch Party! Proceeds from the event will go towards the 2015 FIT Class Gift, which this year will help establish the FIT Muslin Compost System.

RSVP is required. Click here!

For more info about the Class Gift and this year's project, go

April 9th 
Omni Retailing Symposium 
John E. Reeves Great Hall 
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Jay & Patty Baker School of Business and Technology presents a forum for retail business leaders to discuss best practices and future implementation. $50 for FIT alumni and non-FIT students, free for FIT students, faculty, and staff.Register here.

April 30th 
"Future of Fashion" Show - Alumni Viewing Party
Hotel Indigo NYC 
6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Office of Alumni Relations will be hosting a special Viewing Party for FIT's annual Future of Fashion Show, just for FIT Alumni! Join us as we live stream the 2015 event, and enjoy food, refreshments, and fun with your fellow alumni! Admission is $25, and includes food and open bar. Registration is required. RSVP here.
(You must be over 21 and not a currently enrolled student to attend.)

SAVE THE DATE - May 19th 
FIT Annual Golf Classic 
Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Scarsdale, NY 
11:00 am - Evening
Enjoy a day of golf at one of New York's most beautiful golf courses, and help support the FIT Annual Fund! Registration includes green fees, caddy or cart, lunch, on-course refreshments, cocktail reception, and tee prizes for every golfer, as well as individual and team prizes! To register, donate, or to learn more, click here.

(Kristina Fetkovich)

Alumni Illustration Workshop
William Low, Assoc. Professor of Illustration, hosted a Photoshop and digital painting workshop on March 7. Alumni viewed demonstrations and got hands-on practice using FIT's new Cintiq lab in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop CC. The event was a great success, and gave alumni the opportunity to garner new skills and network with fellow alumni.
View photos.

Behance Portfolio System is Online
FIT Media Communications has announced a new venture between FIT and Adobe Systems! Behance is an online portfolio management system that can help users maximize their professional exposure and allow for creative collaboration. FIT alumni, students, and faculty have free access to this powerful portfolio platform.
Learn more at

(Jerry Speier)
Alumnae Entrepreneurs Panel
In celebration of Women's History Month, Alumni Relations hosted a panel and networking reception on March 12. Panelists derived from various fields such as fashion design, merchandising, and sustainability and gave insights into their careers and professional journeys. The event offered great networking opportunities and exclusive access to innovative industry minds.
View photos here. View the panel on YouTube.

FIT Alumni "On the Move"
Alumni, friends, and business partners Reid Bartelme `12 and Harriet Jung `11 of Reid and Harriet Design are having a moment. Their costume designs will be featured in a myriad of ballets across the country for companies such as the Malpaso Dance Company and the Louisville Ballet. Continuing their momentum, both designers are hoping to launch their own line of swimwear or dancewear in the near future.
Full article (WWD)

FIT's Annual Fund 
Gifts to the Annual Fund are essential to the continued growth and success of the College. It is supported by alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff who are passionate about the value of an FIT education. Your gift, big or small, will allow current and future generations of students the opportunity to pursue their life-long passions and dreams. Give today!

FIT Students Lydia Baird `16 and Willa Tsokanis `16 are the students behind this year's "Think Big Challenge" project, the FIT Muslin Compost System. Their project aims to reduce campus textile waste and produce compost, which can be used in FIT's Rooftop Natural Dye Garden. The project will also be funded in part by the2015 FIT Class Gift. Go to to learn more!

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