While admittance to the runway show is by invitation only, FIT has established an alternative way for the world to see the action on the catwalk. The Future of Fashion will be streamed live on the web at 6:30 pm EDT at The Future of Fashion official website, fitnyc.edu/futureoffashion.†
Among those expected in the front row at the 6:30 pm show are Rag + Boneís Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, couture designer Amsale Aberra, knitwear artist Lars Andersson, sustainability designer Sylvia Heisel, and other notable designers.
The internationally renowned Fashion Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) was established in 1944, the year the college was founded. The programís close ties to industry help ensure that the curriculum continually evolves, immersing students in current real-world practice. The program provides both an essential foundation for creating apparel and advanced study in specialized areas. Students intern with leading designers and design houses, and have the opportunity to study abroad in FITís programs in Florence and Milan. Notable alumni include Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Amsale Aberra, Reem Acra, Nina Garcia, Francisco Costa, Brian Atwood, Ralph Rucci, Michelle Smith, Andrew Fezza, Dennis Basso, Norma Kamali, John Bartlett, Stephen Burrows, Jhane Barnes, Miranda Morrison, Kari Sigerson, and Rebecca Moses.
The Fashion Institute of Technology, a college of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to todayís rapidly changing industries. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.†
For more information on The Future of Fashion, including this yearís celebrity judges and participating students, visit†fitnyc.edu/futureoffashion.