Precollege Students in the News
Read more about our amazing students and Programs in the New York Times, New York Newsday, Teen People and more...
|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...
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.
|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.
|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.
FIT Packaging Design Students Host High School Teens for Focus Groups
Students from the High School of Fashion Industries help a Packaging Design Studio
class in reviewing a new product concept, targeted to the teen market.
With the target market in studio right in front of the product and packaging concepts, FIT's packaging design students are able to ask pointed questions. They probe the
teens' likes and dislikes about each concept in comparison to current services and
products in that category.