The Future of Fashion will be revealed in two viewing formats – live on the runway and live on the web– when the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) holds its highly anticipated annual graduating students runway show on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 6:30 pm at FIT.
While admittance to the runway show is by invitation only, FIT has established an alternative way for the world to see the action on the catwalk. The Future of Fashion will be streamed live on the web at 6:30 pm EDT at The Future of Fashion official website, fitnyc.edu/futureoffashion.
Among those expected in the front row at the 6:30 pm show are Rag + Bone’s Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, couture designer Amsale Aberra, knitwear artist Lars Andersson, sustainability designer Sylvia Heisel, and other notable designers.
The internationally renowned Fashion Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) was established in 1944, the year the college was founded. The program’s close ties to industry help ensure that the curriculum continually evolves, immersing students in current real-world practice. The program provides both an essential foundation for creating apparel and advanced study in specialized areas. Students intern with leading designers and design houses, and have the opportunity to study abroad in FIT’s programs in Florence and Milan. Notable alumni include Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Amsale Aberra, Reem Acra, Nina Garcia, Francisco Costa, Brian Atwood, Ralph Rucci, Michelle Smith, Andrew Fezza, Dennis Basso, Norma Kamali, John Bartlett, Stephen Burrows, Jhane Barnes, Miranda Morrison, Kari Sigerson, and Rebecca Moses.
The students will show their designs from five categories which include Knitwear, Sportswear, Children’s Wear, Special Occasion and Intimate Apparel. On the judges panel this year will be Kate Betts, Lilliana Vazquez, Alana Kelen, Colleen Sherin, Joe Zee and Blogger Bryan Grey-Yambao of BryanBoy.
Above is a preview of what to come. This year for the first time 140 students presented their work to the panel of judges last week and they were quite impressed by what they saw.
For more information about the judges, mentors and students visit the Future of Fashion at FIT.