Upcoming Events

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Alumni Social at Field + Supply

a craft market is held under an outdoor shelter, situated in a field.

Spring 2024 MRKT
June 1 · 3–4 pm

Meet alumni makers at the Field + Supply Spring MRKT in Kingston, NY and hear from founder and alum, Brad Ford. FIT alumni and friends will receive an exclusive discount code to purchase their ticket, using the link below.

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Past Featured Events

March 18, 2024 · Robert Lagary Board Room, Feldman Center, 9th Floor

To celebrate Women's History Month, we hosted a lecture highlighting women's role in shaping the garment district of the past and a panel discussion featuring the women shaping it today, including Jodie Chan, Executive Producer of Invisible Seams and Global Head of Communications at Carolina Herrera; Joy Mao, Textile Artist and Fashion Designer and a subject of Invisible seams; Michelle Feinberg, FIT Alum, Owner, and Designer at New York Embroidery Studio; Dr. Dan Levinson Wilk, Professor of Social Science at FIT; and Dr. Kyunghee Pyun Associate Professor in History of Art at FIT.

February 1, 2024

In celebration of Black History Month, we hosted an evening of networking and sharing stories of Black entrepreneurship featuring Black creators and entrepreneurs. 

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January 23, 2024

Alumna Grace Chen returned to campus to present a fashion show exhibiting her work to the FIT community, followed by a conversation with Cathleen Sheehan, MFA Fashion Design Chair.

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December 12, 2023

FIT students, faculty, and alumni celebrated the launch of RE.UNIQLO FIT Collection, LIVE AND LET RE.LIVE, at UNIQLO's 5th avenue flagship location. This collaboration was led by the FIT Dtech Lab and supported by the FIT Foundation.

Three innovative Fashion Design students, Sam Cho, Bridgette Schaeffer, and Nuo Cheng, created an 11-piece collection, while two talented Advertising and Digital Design students, MJ (Minjeong) Park and Andrew Grechko, joined forces with RE.UNIQLO to create the RE.LIVE campaign and website to promote the collection.

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October 16, 2023

Faces and Places in Fashion: Launching a Clean Company
Hosted by professor Caroline Gordon with special guest Kristy Caylor, founder of For Days.

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The Unwerable collection exhibition opening at FIT Art and Design Gallery

The opening celebration of The Unwearable Collection, a design collection that illustrates the profound burden of life with generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP).

For the first time, all five pieces of the Collection will be on display—including ‘Trapped by Uncertainty’, a thought-provoking design created by FIT students and faculty that expresses the emotional uncertainty of life with this rare disease.

Learn more about The Unwearable Collection

Showcasing the talents of the Spatial Design department, Fashion and Textile Studies conservators and curatorial assistants, and Special Collections and College Archives, exhibition organizer Karen Trivette and artist Dr. Daria Dorosh seamlessly integrate costume, technology, perfumery, drawings, and material objects to illustrate the multifaceted legacy of FIT.

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Student and Alumni Networking Events

March 27, 2024 · Robert Lagary Boardroom, Feldman Center

A Fireside Chat with Susan McPherson and Diana Verde Nieto

Two mavericks in sustainability and social impact communications, Susan McPherson and Diana Verde Nieto, hosted a conversation on building an equitable business, re-imagining luxury, and growing a business with a mission.

October 16, 2023

Alumni, faculty, staff, and students were able to connect over sustainability initiatives on campus, including a student and alumni-led Material Swap. 

In conjunction with the release of her new memoir, My Own Magic: A Reappearing Act,  Anna shared her inspiring story about rediscovering the magic inside oneself and how travel can transform you, inspire you, and even save you.

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Career Development

November 15, 2023; December 6, 2023

During these virtual workshops for students and recent graduates, William Brobston, president of the Brobston Group, shared tips and suggestions for building a professional profile early on in your career.

Building and Leveraging Your LinkedIn

Branding for Creatives

Alumni and students were able to network, learn, and discover incredible opportunities through conversations with prospective employers and industry professionals about current and upcoming job and internship opportunities. 

FIT Community

May 14, 2024

Partnering with the School of Art and Design and Student Government Association, we hosted an opening night celebration for the annual campus exhibitions of graduating student work. 

April 15 , 2024

Renowned author and fragrance historian Michael Edwards, scent storyteller Chris Collins, and Linda G. Levy, President of the Fragrance Foundation, came together for a conversation around Edwards' latest book, American Legends: The Evolution of American Fragrances. 

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December 7, 2023

The FIT Film + Media Screening Series hosted a screening of the Netflix TV series, Halston, followed by a conversation with Jeriana San Juan, alumna and costume designer.

November 15, 2023

In Los Angeles, our west coast community joined at the Thrive Causemetics Innovation Center for a conversation between Advisory Council member Lara Eurdolian and Thrive Causemetics' founder Karissa Bodnar, moderated by fashion industry veteran Joe Zee.

October 23, 2023

The FIT Film + Media Screening Series hosted a screening of the documentary, Stonewall Uprising, A True Story of Riot and Rebellion, presented as part of FIT's LGBTQ+ History Month programming.

We had the honor of being joined by community elders and Stonewall veterans from the NYC Edie Windsor Center. Following the screening, directors Katie Davis and David Heilbroner took questions from the audience and had a lively discussion of LGBTQ+ history.

This event was sponsored by the Film and Media Department, the School of Liberal Arts, the FIT Foundation, and the LGBTQ+ Student Alliance. 

October 19, 2023

For the 10th anniversary of ChalkFIT, the FIT community came together to celebrate the annual tradition for illustration students as they finished their original artworks on the exterior of FIT campus buildings.

Laure Heriard Dubreuil in Conversation with Joe Zee
The Webster, LOS ANGELES

Francisco Costa in Conversation with Fern Mallis
The Webster, SOHO

If you missed FIT Giving Day and would like to make a gift in support of the Annual Fund, or any of our other student-centric funds, please visit to make your gift today!

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Quarterly Alumni Networking Night

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Fashion, Art, and Design

March 13, 2024 · Brooklyn Army Terminal

FIT Alumni joined us at Brooklyn BioBat Art Space for a curator-led tour of Embodied Futures & The Ecology of Care, which featured a bioart installation by alum Lolo Ostia.

Faces and Places in Fashion is a lecture series, class, and forum for prominent fashion professionals to discuss their trade, experience, and perspective on the business. The course is taught by Professor Caroline Gordon, whose experience includes work as a buyer, merchandiser, and sales leader. Lectures are open to the public.

Visit the course's YouTube channel to watch archived lectures.

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