Fashion Design AAS Exhibition 2023: Postmodernism: Irony and Contradiction

Fashion Design AAS Exhibition 2023: Postmodernism: Irony and Contradiction

  • 2023
  • Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)
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  • Evening dresses (garments)
  • Fashion design
Exhibition Date: December 7, 2023–January 31, 2024
Fashion Design AAS Exhibition 2022: A Work of Art

Fashion Design AAS Exhibition 2022: A Work of Art

  • 2022
  • Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)
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For the Fashion Design AAS program's capstone projects, students were asked to think of themselves as fashion designers collaborating with famous artists for their designs. They visited New York City's world-famous museums and art galleries, drawing inspiration from sculpture, paintings, and even poems to create garments with movement, volume, space, and light. This exhibition presents selections that speak for themselves emotionally---like a work of art. Included are works selected for Critic Awards by industry mentors who have worked alongside students throughout the semester---two in fashion illustration and three in apparel design.
Pattern, the Grid, and Other Systems

Pattern, the Grid, and Other Systems

  • 2023
  • Fine Arts
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Curated by FIT Associate Professor of Fine Arts Julia Jacquette, this exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology features work that utilizes and explores all aspects of repetition and pattern.
Pattern is often thought of in terms of art and design: the repetition of shape in surface design. But the definition of pattern can be even more expansive: It’s a regularity or repetition in the world in general. It includes the repetition of abstract ideas as well as form.
Pattern, the Grid, and Other Systems will include two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based artwork from FIT faculty, students, and distinguished alumni, as well as from guest artists. In addition, panel discussions and talks by participating artists and guest lecturers will take place during the run of the exhibition.
The Unwearable Collection

The Unwearable Collection

  • 2023
  • FIT DTech Lab
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The FIT Foundation, in partnership with the FIT DTech Lab, presents the evolution of The Unwearable Collection by Boehringer Ingelheim: pieces that are impossible to wear and impossible to ignore. The Unwearable Collection Exhibition—inclusive of “Uncertainty,” the fifth piece designed by FIT’s Fashion Design MFA students Natalia Robles-Oteiza and Urvi Selarka under the supervision of Dobriana Geneva, assistant professor, Fashion Design, with creative direction by Michael Ferraro, executive director, FIT DTech Lab—utilizes fashion to illustrate the debilitating pain and uncertainty that people living with generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) endure during a flare.
The collaboration was supported by multiple interdisciplinary teams of FIT students who developed launch strategies for exhibition: Lauren Lee, Animation, Interactive Media and Game Design; Tyler Hernandez, AIMGD; Zuzanna Zmijewska, Exhibition and Experience Design MA; Jace Son; Exhibition and Experience Design MA; Margarita Kaplan, Advertising and Digital Design; Harry Xizhuo Lin, Advertising and Digital Design; Mariko Dreifuss, Advertising and Digital Design; and faculty members Dobriana Gheneva, Fashion Design; Eric Kaplan, Animation, Interactive Media and Game Design; and Joseph Staluppi, Advertising and Digital Design.
Exhibition advisement was provided by creative agency, Lorem Ipsum, a multidisciplinary exhibit design agency integrating the physical and the digital to deliver dynamic, inclusive, and connected immersive experiences: Abigail Honor, Partner and Masha Pyshkina, Head of Museum and Experience Design. The exhibition was also made possible by valued industry partners, Mirror NYC, Mood Fabrics, and Wild Posting.
Art, Craft, Archive: The Work of Daria Dorosh

Art, Craft, Archive: The Work of Daria Dorosh

Daria Dorosh
  • 2023
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Contemporary art and fashion vignettes by FIT alumna and professor emerita Daria Dorosh, Ph.D. The exhibition emphasizes Meyer's lasting influence on modern artists and the garment industry, aligning with celebrating the College's 80th anniversary.
Unconventional Then, Now, & Always: A Helix of FIT Influence from Max Meyer to Daria Dorosh

Unconventional Then, Now, & Always: A Helix of FIT Influence from Max Meyer to Daria Dorosh

  • 2023
  • Gladys Marcus Library
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This exhibition explores FIT founder Max Meyer's impact on the fashion industry through his role at Abraham Beller and Company, a women's clothing manufacturer in NYC. It highlights the connection between the fashion industry and FIT, showcased by significant donations that built the Library's Special Collections and College Archives. Meyer's gift of over 8,000 Beller company sketches depicting renowned Paris couture from 1915-1929 are featured, and garments from the Fashion & Textile Studies collection were conserved by students and alumni.
Halston and Ultrasuede: A Perfect Fit

Halston and Ultrasuede: A Perfect Fit

  • 2023
  • Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)
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The exhibition showcases student designs from the 2023 With Love Halston x FIT competition and a curated selection of Halston pieces from Fashion Design professor Michael Kaye’s private collection. It juxtaposes eight winning student garments with historical representations of original Halston designs. The exhibition also includes Ultrasuede garments from Kaye’s collection, highlighting key Halston design concepts such as the paper bag skirt and the rock ’n’ roll chore jacket.
Millinery at the FIT.. It's All About the Hat!

Millinery at the FIT.. It's All About the Hat!

  • 2023
  • Footwear and Accessories Design
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Millinery at FIT celebrates the art of hat-making. Since 1944, FIT has nurtured a passion for hats, with students mastering various styles, from fashionable felt hats to exquisite fur pieces. The program includes men’s hats, bridal headpieces, and weather-appropriate headwear. In the late 1970s, millinery became a part of FIT’s curriculum, led by renowned milliners. This program has boosted the hat-making industry in New York City and nationwide.
By Design: Collections, Public Art and Spatial Experience

By Design: Collections, Public Art and Spatial Experience

  • 2022
  • Spatial Experience Design
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This exhibit was about physical placemaking and was be used as a teaching tool. Craig Berger, chair, Communication Design Pathways and faculty in Spatial Experience Design, in collaboration with Keith Helmetag, designer, created an immersive, spatial, digital, illuminated installation with sound elements.
Fashion Design AAS Exhibition 2023: Crafted

Fashion Design AAS Exhibition 2023: Crafted

  • 2023
  • Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)
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For the spring 2023 Fashion Design AAS program’s capstone projects, students were asked to create their garments using muslin fabric exclusively. As a result, the exhibition focuses on simple forms and techniques, encouraging innovation and skill. For example, students could choose from a variety of weights, and the muslin could be draped, pleated, embroidered, dyed, or hand-painted. Included are works selected for Critic Awards by industry mentors who have worked alongside students throughout the semester—two in fashion illustration and three in apparel design.
FIT Fabulous: A Modern Investigation of Hip Hop

FIT Fabulous: A Modern Investigation of Hip Hop

  • 2023
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In a unique counterpoint to The Museum at FIT’s Fresh, Fly and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style exhibition, students present work with hip-hop themes from their respective majors. Works include graffiti-themed murals by Illustration students, hip hop–inspired furniture by Interior Design students, and a DJ booth for sampling hip hop music created by a team from Spatial Experience Design. Also on display will be a typeface created by Graphic Design students after exploring iconic spots in New York City where hip hop got its start.
Creative Industry: The Alumni Journey

Creative Industry: The Alumni Journey

  • 2022-2023
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Diverse in medium, this exhibition spotlights the career trajectories of several illustrious FIT alumni, highlighting their innovations and interesting journeys through the creative industries. Co-curated by Troy Richards, dean for the School of Art and Design, and Alumni Relations’ Kseniya Baranova, the work on display features photography, fashion, video, weaving, wallpaper, graphic design, and painting.
Resurgence: The Ingenuity of Artisan Work and Hand-crafted Objects

Resurgence: The Ingenuity of Artisan Work and Hand-crafted Objects

  • 2022
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Dates: October 10-November 6, 2022
Fast Forward: Selected Work by Illustration Faculty Alumni

Fast Forward: Selected Work by Illustration Faculty Alumni

  • 2022
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Dates: August 15-September 25, 2022
Under the Umbrella

Under the Umbrella

  • 2022
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The exhibition, Under the Umbrella, was a curriculum-based project. Students worked with the umbrella concept to highlight a sustainable solution that eliminates tons of umbrellas from reaching landfills each year. The exhibition called for action and focused on reuse, recycling, and lifestyles that support sustainability. The exhibit included sensory elements that made it "rain" in the lobby via sound components.
Jornal and Pattern

Jornal and Pattern

  • 2021-2022
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The work on display included crocheted installations, fibrous stitchery, handmade books, collages, theatrical garments, costumes for dogs, sketches from the COVID-19 lockdown, illustrations of an extraordinary shoe collection, a gigantic moss-like sculpture, and a quilt from students, faculty, alumni and invited guest artists.
Style Journey

Style Journey

  • 2021
  • Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)
  • Textile/Surface Design
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An exhibition of contemporary kurtas, hand-embroidered and collaboratively designed by FIT Textile/Surface Design students and Fashion Design students from Pearl Academy, India, with an installation by N'Ketiah Brakohiapa, a textile artist and FIT alum, taking inspiration from his native Ghana. Using traditional hand-printed techniques and a range of colors and patterns, Brakohiapa's cloths and garments speak to a very long tradition of textile design that is more than just fashion. Brakohiapa's designs are rich in symbolism and expert in their execution.
Juneteenth, Love and Resilience

Juneteenth, Love and Resilience

  • 2021
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A selection of paintings from Juneteenth 2021, “Love and Resilience,” were displayed in the gallery lobby. Organized and curated by Joi Berry, Natasha Bwalya, Khyla D. Walters, and Rukaiah El.
Journey, Journal, Joy

Journey, Journal, Joy

  • 2021
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The works in this exhibition opened the mind and told stories. They represented discoveries made through photographs, garments, journals, poetry, and sculpture. This joyful and reflective yet nuanced show was personal and thought-provoking—jumpstarting the collaborative learning process for fall semester 2021 at FIT.
Black in Time: A Black Renaissance

Black in Time: A Black Renaissance

  • 2020
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In honor of Black History Month, FIT’s Black Student Union presented an exhibition that celebrated the evolution of Black culture by going beyond the narrative of slavery and back to the rich heritage of culture and tradition in Africa and its expansion worldwide. Black in Time cast a light on creativity, resistance, celebration, self-expression, and Black pride.
Re: Rooted, Cultivating Creatives of Color

Re: Rooted, Cultivating Creatives of Color

  • 2019
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Working across many different disciplines, artists came together to celebrate the theme of identity as inspiration. The exhibition features FIT alumni and current students, and is curated by Guillermo Marrero (Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design, 2020) and Taj White (Fashion Business Management, 2020).
Picturing Space: Artists & Designers Imagine Architecture

Picturing Space: Artists & Designers Imagine Architecture

  • 2019-2020
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An exhibition which brought together artists, exhibition designers and interior designers who responded to the constructed city.
Cross-Pollination: Minimalism/MAXIMALISM

Cross-Pollination: Minimalism/MAXIMALISM

  • 2019
  • Fashion Design (School of Art and Design)
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Student and faculty work inspired by the Museum at FIT's exhibition minimalism/MAXIMALISM. Participants included the Fashion Design Program at FIT, the Dance Wellness Minor at FIT, and LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
Michael Katz, Art as Fashion

Michael Katz, Art as Fashion

  • 2019
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A presentation of the late fashion designer and artist's one-of-a-kind, hand-painted silk and silk-screened fabrics collection, featuring original patterns and documentation. Organized by Anne Kong, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design faculty.
75 Years of Fashion on 27th Street

75 Years of Fashion on 27th Street

  • 2019
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Exhibition commemorating 75th Aniversary of FIT. Images and objects sourced from the Gladys Marcus Library's Special Collections and College Archives.