May 9, 2018 – By Camille Block :
For several years, board members of the UNDERFASHION CLUB, INC. have attended the senior exhibition held in the John E. Reeves Great Hall at FIT. This year, on April 20, 2018 we were once again treated to the exquisite designs of the BFA graduating class. The Intimate Apparel category was part of the display that also included Special Occasion, Sportswear, Knitwear and Childrenswear, all a preview to the FUTURE OF FASHION — the fashion show the graduating seniors present on May 3rd.
We caught up with a few of the seniors graduating in May and we think you’ll agree these talented young designers will soon be working in the industry!
Kudos to all the students and Professor Alexandra Armillas for her guidance.
PROFESSOR ALEXANDRA ARMILLAS, CLELIA PARISI & WALTER COSTELLO – UFC BOARD MEMBERS
TAKE A BOW – ALL THE BEAUTIES LINED UP
THE BACKS ARE EQUALLY GORGEOUS
EMBROIDERIES AND LACE APPLIQUES
PROFESSOR ALEXANDRA ARMILLAS & BFA STUDENT KAITLIN BARTON
KAITLIN BARTON – CRITIC AWARD WINNER
KAITLIN BARTON – THREE PIECE EMBROIDERED SET
CRITIC AWARD WINNER – INTIMATE APPARELKaitlin says she is just a mid-west country girl from Indiana, but when she landed in New York City at 16 years of age and set out to attend FIT she never looked back. Kaitlin is an UNDERFASHION CLUB 2017 scholarship winner and has been interning at WACOAL all semester. The delicate aspects of lingerie are among the many characteristics of intimates this technically-skilled designer loves. Where does she find the time to also assist customers as a stylist at Journelle? Congratulations Kaitlin….we’ll be following up with you!
BFA STUDENT – NORISSA WHITE-ISAACS
GARMENTS IN SENIOR BFA EXHIBITWe first met Norissa at this year’s 2018 FEMMY AWARDS GALA. Norissa, one of the FIT design contest finalists, was the third prize recipient for her gorgeous Japanese inspired “BLOOMING LILIES.” She has been interning for DELTA-GALIL and loves all aspects of intimates. Norissa graduates in May and we wish her the best……we’ll be following up!