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mannequin in the museum at f i t FIT's Master of Arts degree in Fashion and Textile Studies/Precollege Collaboration

Each year the graduate students of the Fashion and Textiles: History, Theory, Museum Practice program curate an exhibit in the Museum at FIT and then present to the students in Precollege Programs about the content of the exhibit and the process of curating the exhibit. This year they presented the exhibit Lauren Bacall: The Look.

Learn more about this and past collaborations...
Isabel and Rubin Toledo

Precollege Students Attend Fashion Show & Interview the Toledos

On March 25, 2011, Precollege bloggers Erin, Karlie, and Sarah attended the annual Fashion Show at the High School of Fashion Industries, which is one of their biggest events of the year. Our Precollege students had the opportunity to interview the guests of honor, Isabel and Rubin Toledo.

Read all about their experiences on the Precollege blog

Students Olivia Priolo and Alyssa Gottlieb Precollege Students Featured on Good Morning America

Two students from FIT’s Precollege program appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday, August 25 for a back-to-school fashion styling contest—and one of them won. Olivia Priolo took home the trophy. Priolo participated in the contest with fellow FIT Precollege student Alyssa Gottlieb and Jaheem Clarke, from the Parsons Scholars program at The New School. The three high school students accepted the challenge to shop for a back-to-school outfit for $75 or less at Macy’s and H&M. They modeled their ensembles live on TV and explained their sense of style and how it influenced the outfit they chose. All three students got to keep the clothes.

Read more about the contest

African Fashion Week poster African Fashion Week is Coming Back to FIT

For several summers, Precollege students had a wonderful opportunity to meet upcoming African fashion designers whose work is inspired by African themes. FIT's International Trade and Marketing Program in collaboration with Precollege Programs coordinated the event at FIT which aligned with African Fashion Week NY.

The panel took place in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre.
Students in a focus group  

Packaging Design Students Host High School Teens for Focus Groups

Students from the High School of Fashion Industries helped PK 316 Advanced Packaging Design II students in reviewing new snack foods packaging trends targeted to the teen market.

Visiting twice the first time to review basic concepts of snack foods and new innovative packaging ideas, and the second time to review comps (prototypes) of the final packaging concepts the high school teens helped to guide the project development of each of twenty-two students in the BFA Packaging Design program at FIT.

Having the the teens the target consumers right in front of the packaging design students to review the concepts, ask questions and probe them about likes and dislikes of snack foods and other eating habits helped to create viable and highly marketable solutions. It was a rewarding experience for both groups!