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March 2015


Alumni Museum Tour 
On February 17, a group of FIT alumni were treated to private guided tours of the Museum at FIT's newest exhibits. Ariele Elia `11 led a tour of "Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits" while Patricia Mears `92 led alumni through "Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the '70s." The event was followed by a reception at Moda Espresso Bar. Thanks to everyone involved for a successful evening!
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March 2nd & 9th
"Faces and Places in Fashion"
Lecture Series
 
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre 
4:00 - 6:00 pm
 
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to invite you to two upcoming Faces and Places in Fashion lectures, featuring FIT alumni. Each talk will be followed by a networking reception with alumni, students, and industry professionals. RSVP is required.
Mar. 2nd: Sarah Hall `94
Mar. 9th: Aparna Dasgupta `06

March 7th 
Illustration Workshop with Prof. William Low 
Marvin Feldman Center
Room C227 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
 
William Low, Associate Professor of Illustration, conducts a lively hands-on demonstration and workshop in FIT's new Cintiq lab. Prof. Low will offer tips on digital painting using Adobe Photoshop CC on Cintiq workstations.
(Due to overwhelming interest from our alumni, this event is FULL. Please email us to be added to our wating list.)

March 12th 
Alumnae Entrepreneurs Panel
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre 
6:30 - 8:30 pm
 
Celebrate Women's History Month! We are pleased to invite you to our Alumnae Entrepreneurs Panel. Our panelists hail from areas ranging from fashion design to sustainability. They will share their insights, as well as discuss their entrepreneurial journeys since graduation. The program will be followed by an informal networking reception with alumni, students, and faculty.
RSVP is required.

NEXT MONTH - April 9th 
Omni Retailing Symposium 
John E. Reeves Great Hall 
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
 
The Jay & Patty Baker School of Business and Technology presents a forum for retail business leaders to discuss best practices and future implementation. $50 for FIT alumni and non-FIT students, free for FIT students, faculty, and staff.Register here.


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Ebola Suit at Fashion Week
Jill Andrews `89 is best known for designing wedding gowns but this year she was recognized at NY Fashion Week for designing a new personal protective equipment (PPE) meant for healthcare workers who are treating Ebola. Global health nonprofit Jhpiego partnered with The International Rescue Committee and the GE Foundation to present the improved PPE at a pop-up lounge at the Empire Hotel.

Students Win Scholarships at 2015 Femmy Gala
Six FIT students were chosen as finalists in the Student Design Contest at this year's Femmy Gala. The students presented their finished lingerie and won a grand total of $15,000 worth of scholarship money. FIT Professor Alexandra Armillas mentored the design students as they worked to win the contest.

Apply Now to the 2015 Class of Design Entrepreneurs NYC
DENYC is a free "mini-MBA" program presented by FIT and the NYC Economic Development Corporation. It provides the tools for NYC-based fashion designers to take their business to the next level, as well as a chance to compete for substantial cash prizes. Application deadline isMarch 31st.
Design Entrepreneurs NYC

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