The best work of FIT’s graduating BFA class in fashion design students is presented every spring in a professional runway show.
Industry critics lend their expertise to our graduating students during their final semester as they prepare for the fashion show.
Fashion media professionals decide which garments are outstanding enough to make it to the runway.
Our judges select the best looks for the runway in each of the specializations: intimate apparel, special occasion, knitwear, children’s wear, and sportswear.
Learn more at fitnyc.edu/future.
On April 20, 2016 the abundance of talent that was represented by the FIT students was truly extraordinary. Several of the SAIG committee members from the UNDERFASHION CLUB observed with delight the garments designed by the BFA Intimate Apparel students. These garments, as well as eveningwear, sportswear, knits and children’s wear were on display in the John E. Reeves Great Hall at FIT as a preview to the FUTURE OF FASHION….the fashion show the graduating seniors will present on May 5th.
These BFA students will be graduating in May and kudos to Professor Alexandra Armillas and her students! We were thrilled to be invited to the preview and wondered how many of the 23 Intimate Apparel garments represented here would be in the fashion show…….we vote for all of them!
Here is a peek of the garments we saw……..
BFA GRADUATING SENIOR GARMENTS
PROFESSOR ALEXANDRA ARMILLAS
SAMANTHA SIMIONE – FIT GRADUATING SENIOR
I spoke with one of the students that had two garments in the exhibit…Samantha Simione is from New Jersey and will graduate with a BFA in Fashion Design in May. She loves the fact that lingerie is so detail oriented….in fact her bustier incorporated 15 yards of trim. Samantha has benefited from UFC’s internship program and looks forward to continuing on her intimates path! Congratulations Samantha!
Clelia Parisi, Walter Costello (UFC Board Members) with Eileen Karp – Chair, Fashion Design Dept. at FIT
FIT SCHOLARSHIP CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS
In keeping with the UNDERFASHION CLUB’S credo “Education today for a better industry tomorrow”, the Club’s SAIG committee met on the evening of April 21, 2016 at the FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY to interview 19 very talented Intimate Apparel designers. It was a long evening but totally worth all the effort put into the night’s special scholarship interviews. And just to be clear, both design and production students were vying for a scholarship. The committee members were taken with the talent these students exhibited….the portfolios, sketches and garments presented were amazing. The scholarships that the club awards to these deserving students will help them immensely with their school expenses and tuition.
It was a pleasure to be a part of this significant evening! Be sure to check back with us to learn more about our scholarship program.
I don’t think one more person could have fit into the space that had the Lingerie Fashion Night “IN” on February 24th. The fashion show was presented by CURVExpo at the TriBeCa Skyline Studios. Everyone that attended was treated to a vast array of brand names that presented as little as 2 looks to a mind boggling 18 looks. Aubade, Natori, LeMystere, Arlotta, LOU, Maidenform and Fantasie were just some of the 50 plus brands that were represented. There was excitement and sizzle. The colors and styles were scrumptious and so was the food!
The next LingerieFW will take place on August 1-3 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City! Learn more about this showcasing of Spring/Summer 2014 fashions in the intimate apparel industry on The Lingerie Journal.
Lingerie Fashion Week is finally here! This highly-anticipated event was created and directed by Lauren Rich. She was interviewed about it by The Lingerie Addict, revealing a little bit about what this event means for lingerie and fashion. Interested? Read it on Cora’s blog.
New York Fashion Week came to a close yesterday. Trends and statistics have been rounded up, revealing the effects this last week has had on fashion, their designers, and their social media!
Learn about it on Mashable: http://mashable.com/2012/09/14/fashion-week-twitter-2/
It’s day one of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City! The trends for the season are coming into light as models begin flooding the runways this week, showing off designers’ hot new styles. Check out the Trend Report on Elle.com for expansive galleries of what’s going on in the fashion world this season Here!
Recent fashion shows in New York, Milan and Paris have unveiled what the future of underfashion will look like (or at least vaguely resemble). This mouthwatering slide show from NYmag.com is filled with 319 of the most tantalizing concepts from the world’s top designers.
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Hello out there to all you ladies and gents in Fashionista Land!
Just wanted to make sure you’re all keeping up with this years Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NYC! We’ve included some links in this post to help you stay up to date with this years trends, designers and the latest news right off the MB Fashion Week newsroom floor. Enjoy and we’ll see you on the runway!
Style.com’s Fashion Feed (A personal FAV!)
We’d also like to take the opportunity to remind you that the LinkedIn Event (previous scheduled for Feb. 11th, 2010), with guest speaker Paula Cohen has been rescheduled to March 4th. Those who haven’t already pre-registered may do so by emailing: Underfashionclub@frontiernet.net
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