The winners of the 2021 Student Design Contest featuring works by Fashion Institute of Technology students in the theme of "Creative Comfort – The Reality of Today; The Dream of Tomorrow" have been announced!

On Tuesday, March 30th 2021, NPD Industry Analysts shared how the apparel and intimates consumer has evolved, how the Intimate Apparel Industry fared during 2020, and how brands and retailers that won innovated and transformed. We thank Kristen Classi-Zummo and Todd Mick for sharing their knowledge with us!

This virtual panel discussion with members of the Underfashion Club focused on intimate apparel careers and what it takes to be successful in the intimate apparel industry.

On February 24th, 2021, our panel of industry recruiters and HR specialists shared how to “get noticed” in the current market!

Join our panel of industry recruiters and HR professionals as they share how to “get noticed” in the current market; what stands out for them on resumes; and what skills people need now versus pre-pandemic. They will also be providing some helpful tips for a successful video interview.

Jillian Calkins is a Talent Acquisition professional and graduate from the University of Washington. Based in Seattle, a majority of her career has been spent with Nordstrom leading recruiting strategies across Finance, Corporate Strategy, Customer Care, Early in Career and Nordstrom Merchandising and Product Groups.

Elinor Ittah is a talent acquisition professional who is recognized as a results-driven respected leader and a diplomatic communicator with a high level of integrity, commitment to excellence and ability to foster collaborative work environments.

The 2021 Student Design Contest features the following works by FIT students!

After graduating magna cum laude from Emory University's business school, Leslie Julich began her career as an HR Specialist focused on recruitment at the Empire Insurance Company, followed by managerial human resources positions at Price Waterhouse Coopers, and Doubleday Book Clubs.

Cortney Aranoff, Principal of Talent Mine Inc., has over 20 years of experience in Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. She began her career in a Generalist capacity, then specialized in Compensation & Benefits, Employee Relations and Talent Acquisition.