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April 2014

Nicole Howard Alumni Spotlight
Last month, we were delighted to meet Nicole Howard, a graduate of FITís Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management (CFMM) masterís program, who has taken on the role of Executive Director of Global Corporate Innovation at The Estée Lauder Companies. We caught up with her at a reception that celebrated the flourishing careers of CFMM alumni who are working across various brands, regions and functions at The Estée Lauder Companies. Read what she had to say about the long-lasting partnership between FIT and the company, the valuable connections that have helped her succeed in the industry, and some of her must-have beauty products!
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April 3
Elie Tahari: 40 Years of Fashion

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
6:00 pm
Starting 40 years ago with $100 in his pocket, Elie Tahari has built a global $500 million-a-year fashion empire. He will share meaningful highlights of his life story, as well as his thoughts on what it takes to succeed. A conversation between Tahari and Patricia Mears, deputy director, The Museum at FIT, will be followed by a Q&A with the students. This event is a Deanís Dialogue of the School of Art and Design at FIT.

April 3
Affordable Art Fair After Dark†
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street†

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Members of the FIT community are invited to the Affordable Art Fair's new event, AAF After Dark, an after hours party and preview aimed specifically towards museum and other art world partners. The event will include cocktails and the select chance to preview the work before the fair, after hours. The ticket is complimentary for FIT alumni. You can access complimentary After Dark tickets using the code ADFIT or directly by following the link.
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April 7 - 28
Faces & Places in Fashion

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for the Spring 2014 Faces and Places in Fashion lecture series, a course led by FIT alumnus Joshua Williams. This month, we are proud to present lectures with Miguelina, designer; Victoria Bartlett, Founder/CEO, VPL NYC; Erika Bearman, OscarPRGirl, SVP Global Communications, Oscar de la Renta. Select lectures will be followed by a reception. Reservation is required.†

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April 8
FITís Eighth Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference

John E. Reeves Great Hall

8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the Sustainable Business and Design Conference, an annual event created†to inform, involve, and inspire the entire FIT community about sustainability and how to incorporate it as a model into all aspects of what we do. The 2014 theme is "People, Planet, and Prosperity: Measuring our Impact" with a keynote address from Robert F. Kennedy Jr., American radio host, activist, and attorney specializing in environmental law.†


April 22
Future of Fashion Judging Day

John E. Reeves Great Hall
3:00 - 5:00 pm

FIT Alumni are invited to preview the final collections created by Fashion Design BFA seniors. The garments will be on display in The Great Hall. Guests may enter the location at the 28th Street entrance. †

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April 24
Holocaust Commemoration Lecture

Haft Auditorium
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Daniel Libeskind, world-renowned architect, will present the concepts behind such projects as the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Danish Jewish Museum, the Felix Nussbaum Museum, and the Military History Museum in Dresden. The son of Holocaust survivors, Libeskind will also discuss the acute sense of responsibility he feels when accepting commissions for projects addressing Jewish history and his desire to create work that testifies to both the traumas of that history and the resilience of the Jewish spirit. In addition, an exhibition of Libeskindís architectural drawings and photographs will be on display in the Dubinsky Student Center Lobby.

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April 24

FMM Alumni Networking Event

John E. Reeves Great Hall
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Fashion Merchandising Management alumni are invited to the annual FMM Alumni Networking event with guest speaker Greg Petro, CEO First Insight, Inc. Please RSVP by April 10. †


May 1

Future of Fashion Runway Show Viewing

Alumni are cordially invited to attend a private, live stream viewing of The Future of Fashion runway show, featuring work by BFA Fashion Design students on Thursday, May 1 at FIT. Fashion Design specializations include sportswear, special occasion, knitwear, intimate apparel, and childrenís wear. Click below to see students' progress as they blog about their final collections!†

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Join FIT Portfolios on Behance
We are pleased to announce the launch of FIT Portfolios on Behance! Alumni, students, and faculty from FIT are invited to join FIT Portfolios, an exclusive network, to gain broader exposure for creative work, connect with fellow alumni and members of the FIT community, and be discovered more easily by potential clients, recruiters and employers. By joining this online platform, you will be able to make new industry connections, collaborate on projects, be inspired by others' work, and much more! Sign up and showcase your work by clicking below.
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Techpacker Founders
FIT Alumni Sayam Kochar and Daniella Samper Launch Techpacker
Sayam Kochar (FMM '11) and Daniella Samper (Fashion Design '12), husband-and-wife team, have launched Techpacker, an online app for fashion designers and factories to work together proficiently. With a clean interface and easy to use step-by-step guide, it enables fashion designers and product developers to turn in their sketches and mock-ups to be ready for manufacturing in minutes. The app is cloud based, PDF friendly, and provides connections to a network of reliable and supportive manufacturing partners. As the Techpacker team progresses into the final developments of this app, alumni are encouraged to test the beta version. Please help support this alumni start-up, while strengthening the manufacturing aspects of your business! Please click below and use the BETA version with Passcode 6TSFRZJH. †
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Tae Smith video Behind the Scenes with Alumna Tae Smith
As part of FITís Faces & Places in Fashion lecture series, we were pleased to welcome FIT alumna Tae Smith (MA, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice), who served as Costume & Production Design Researcher on the feature film The Great Gatsby. Alumni, students and friends of FIT got a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at Smithís work, from bringing literary characters and scenes to life, to working closely with Catherine Martin and Baz Luhrmann. Not long after Smithís talk,†The Great Gatsby†won the Oscar for Best Production Design! Watch the video of Smithís presentation about the making of this award-winning film on our blog.†
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Summer Institute Summer Institute: Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles
Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles is a four-day series of lectures, discussions, site visits, and hands-on workshops focusing on sustainability and technology in fashion and textiles. Designed for industry professionals as well as academics wishing to broaden their understanding of sustainability and how to support its integration into the industry, this interdisciplinary program will be important for designers, technologists, educators, and those involved in creation or production, as well as those seeking greater business and professional knowledge.†
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hendrix stamp Illustration Faculty Member Designs Jimi Hendrix Stamp
To create the US Postal Serviceís commemorative stamps, a tradition dating back to 1893, stamp art directors hire artists whose work matches their vision. For the Jimi Hendrix stamp, issued on March 13 as part of the Music Icon series, the USPS selected Rudy Gutierrez, adjunct instructor of Illustration, a painter known for his work in magazines, book and album covers, and childrenís books. Gutierrez talks about his process in this video and reveals himself to be a major Hendrix fan.†
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FIT students FIT's Annual Fund
Gifts to the Annual Fund are essential to the continued growth and success of the College. It is supported by alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff who are passionate about the value of an FIT education. Your gift, big or small, will allow our current and future generations of students the opportunity to pursue their life-long passions and dreams. If you havenít done so already, please consider making your gift to the 2014 Annual Fund today!†
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Heard Online

1980s alumni party

We pulled photos from different 1980s yearbooks and posted them on social media for the 80s Decade Alumni event we held last week. Read the comments that alumni left below and be sure to join the conversation online!

I graduated in the very early 80's. There's the window to my old dorm room at Nagler. Great memories.
-Rhonda Tiernan

Peter Hynes, wasn't that your window when you were on the second floor? Too many good memories!
-Connie DiCristofaro Miner

Wow lots of fun! The Underground, Magique, Studio 54, The Ritz, CBGB's, Mudd Club. I am sure I am missing a few! And of course F.I.T.'s own "Binksy's" Who else remembers?
-Karen Lamb Humphreys, '84 †

Nagler hall looked already rusty back then.
-Adrienne Song

Look Sue Martin Bridgwater that was our first dorm room! Good times at FIT!
-Kathleen Fitzsimmons Cedeno

I loved Ron, the security guy! Pictures are a true flashback!
-Elizabeth Germeroth-Hodges,†
Production Management†'84 †

Is Ron the security guy still there...the guy "Danny" who owned the snack bar in the basement of the co-ed dorm now owns a health food store on 88th Street & 1st Avenue.†
-Blair Boyer,†Textile & Apparel Marketing
†'82 †

In 1984 I met my best friend at the first FIT mixer that was held when I first arrived at school. I hope you all have a great time next Thursday, we'll both be with you in spirit!
-Nora E. McNamara, '87†

Check out photos from the event on Flickr

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