Beyond Graduation

Many of our graduates go on to experience great success in the fashion design industry. Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Ralph Rucci are just a few of our notable alumni who have made enormous contributions to the fashion design world.

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FIT prepares you for a variety of careers in fashion design. Graduates hold positions such as design assistant, designer, CAD designer, stylist, and collection specialist.

Fashion Design graduates start their own lines or work in major design houses including Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Elie Tahari, BCBG and BCBG Max Azria, Carolina Herrera Ltd., Kleinfeld Bridal, Alice & Olivia, Nordstrom, and Spiegel Brands.

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Where Are They Now?

Our graduates exemplify what it means to deliver style, inspiration, and innovation in the fashion design industry.

Tessa Kent created AI snapchat filter

Alum Gets 550,000 Hits for a Snapchat Fashion Filter

Tessa Kent ’23 received over 550,000 hits for an augmented reality filter she created on Snapchat. The filter allows audiences to “wear” two garments from her thesis collection, “Sentimental Fool.”

Campus talk about costume Design on "The Morning Show"

The Morning Show Features FIT—and Talks Costume Design on Campus

Garments designed by Hishikawa Karisma, Layla Rispoli, and Alex Liandro, all Fashion Design '22, were featured in an episode of the critically acclaimed AppleTV+ series The Morning Show, which stars Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

Yves Mervin-Leroy

Inspired by M.C. Escher

Recent FIT Fashion Design '21 grad Yves Mervin-Leroy's collection in the Graduating Student Exhibition mastered complex leather and textile technology with designs influenced by artist M.C. Escher.

Mimi Prober

Timeless Fashion

Since launching her eponymous label in 2014, Mimi Prober, Fashion Design ’12, has expanded her zero-waste methods beyond vintage materials.

Fern Clausius

Inspiring Intimates

Fern Clausius, Fashion Design ’19, finds inspiration for her luxurious lingerie line in many art forms, from photography to burlesque, but especially music.

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If you have questions about this program, please reach out.

Fashion Design
School of Art and Design
Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B701
(212) 217-5000