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FIT's Master of Arts degree in Fashion and Textile Studies/Precollege Collaboration

Each year the graduate students of the Fashion and Textiles: History, Theory, Museum Practice program curate an exhibit in the Museum at FIT and then present to the students in Precollege Programs about the content of the exhibit and the process of curating the exhibit. This year they presented the exhibit “Lauren Bacall: The Look.”

Learn more about this and past collaborations in our News and Events archive.
Packaging Design Students Host High School Teens for Focus Groups

Students from the High School of Fashion Industries helped PK 316 Advanced Packaging Design II students in reviewing new snack foods packaging trends targeted to the teen market.
Visiting twice – the first time to review basic concepts of snack foods and new innovative packaging ideas, and the second time to review comps (prototypes) of the final packaging concepts – the high school teens helped to guide the project development of each of twenty-two students in the BFA Packaging Design program at FIT.

Having the the teens – the target consumers –  right in front of the packaging design students to review the concepts, ask questions and probe them about likes and dislikes of snack foods and other eating habits helped to create viable and highly marketable solutions. It was a rewarding experience for both groups!

Precollege and Industry:

African Fashion Week is Coming Back to FIT

This summer, Precollege students are going to have the wonderful opportunity to meet upcoming African fashion designers whose work is inspired by African themes. FIT’s International Trade and Marketing Program in collaboration with Precollege Programs will be coordinating the event at FIT which aligns with African Fashion Week NY held July 12-18, 2012.

The panel will take place in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre on July 11, 2012. More information to follow.
African Fashion Week Comes to FIT

On July 13, 2011, our Summer Live Precollege students got the opportunity to meet upcoming African fashion designers whose work is inspired by African themes. FIT’s International Trade and Marketing Program coordinated the event which aligned with African Fashion Week NY.

Read more about the event, from a student perspective.
Precollege Students Attend Fashion Show & Interview the Toledos

On March 25, 2011, Precollege bloggers Erin, Karlie, and Sarah attended the annual Fashion Show at the High School of Fashion Industries, which is one of their biggest events of the year. Our Precollege students had the opportunity to interview the guests of honor, Isabel and Rubin Toledo.

Read all about their experiences on the Precollege blog.
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