Future of Fashion 2020 Showcase at COTERIE DIGITAL
Future of Fashion 2020 Showcase at COTERIE DIGITAL
Nataliia Pugach, Knitwear
Oversized green hand-knit dress embellished with brightly colored crochet botanical elements by Nataliia Pugach, Fashion Design BFA ’20
Chelsea Vega, Intimate Clothing
Sheer illusion bra & control-slip skirt w / applique lace from Chelsea Vega, Fashion Design BFA ’20
Naythan Nhat Hai Doan, Sportswear
Memoirs of an Annamite Collection features a handlebar trench coat and a six-pack puffer coat by Naythan Nhat Hai Doan, Fashion Design BFA ’20
Courtney Rivera, Children’s Clothing
‘Galactic Gummies’ coat + ‘Space Junk’ tote bag by Courtney Rivera, Fashion Design BFA ’20
Jaimie Fernandez, Special Moment
Cool gray silk gazaar dress with ombré ruffled slit skirt by Jaimie Fernandez, Fashion Design BFA ’20
NEW YORK, 29 September 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Informa Markets Fashion, in collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), today announced the launch of the FIT Future of Fashion 2020 Showcase on September 30. Showcasing the outstanding work of recent BFA Fashion Design graduates, this digital exhibition is tailor-made for the global audience of retailers, fashion brands and media outlet Informa Markets when they reunite this fall. During an especially challenging year due to COVID-19, this fair provides FIT graduates with unmatched industry exposure to major retailers, brands, and industry leaders who are constantly looking for emerging talent and the next generation of innovators.
The FIT Future of Fashion 2020 Showcase, presented as a special hub in the COTERIE and CHILDREN CLUB digital markets, will feature collections from 75 student designers in five areas of specialization: sportswear, special events, knitwear, intimate wear, and children’s wear. The collection will be promoted through a combination of video walk-throughs and design image galleries, with each market being curated by fashion executives from Informa Markets Fashion and digital platform NuORDER: Colleen Sherin, president of COTERIE; Tommy Fazio, fashion director at NuORDER; and Danelle Brown, events director at CHILDREN’S CLUB. Additional exposure will include custom marketing and social media, further promoting this designer to Informa Markets Fashion’s global audience.
“With the comprehensive opportunities and reach our digital platform is providing this season as the fashion community comes together, we are excited to partner with FIT and highlight the upcoming talent from the 2020 graduation class,” said Nancy Walsh, president of Fashion Informa Market. “Our retail community is excited this season for innovation in design and novelty, and our partnership with FIT is the perfect way to take our goal of amplifying brand and product discovery to the next level by giving retailers a peek at the true future of fashion: the next generation of designers. ”
The Future of Fashion, which is celebrated annually at FIT as a live runway show featuring selected performances by BFA Fashion Design graduates, is presented this year as virtual gallery in response to event restrictions related to COVID-19. In addition to the FIT faculty, designs are judged by a panel of FIT alumni, all of whom are well-known fashion figures: Danielle Bernstein, Ken Downing, Candy Pratts Price, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, and Robert Verdi. Before the pandemic, students benefited from mentoring from renowned designers serving as industry critics covering five specializations: Reem Acra for special events; Dennis Basso, B Michael, Daniel Vosovic, Michael Colovos, and Karolina Zmarlak for sportswear; Maggie Bacon for intimate wear; Jaci Carley and Dushane Noble for knitwear; and Molly Gambler for children’s clothing.
“I believe this year’s graduates will drive positive industry change and help define the future of fashion,” said Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT. “The level of talent, preparation, and the extraordinary work ethic displayed by this class is truly inspiring. To partner with Informa Markets Fashion to further promote FIT to a larger group in the fashion community, at a time when connectivity is challenging but important, can really help propel these young designers forward to the next stage in their careers. ”
The Informa Markets Fashion digital trading event, supported by the B2B e-commerce platform NuORDER, was launched on September 1 and joins the globally recognized fashion trading events of MAGIC, COTERIE, PROJECT, MICAM Americas and CHILDREN’S CLUB. Right through November 1, this new digital event centers and brings together the global fashion community, offering effective trading opportunities, product discovery options and timely fashion business resources for the global fashion trading community of women’s clothing, men’s wear, footwear and children’s wear. -child.
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As part of the State University of New York, FIT has been a leader in career education in art, design, business and technology throughout its history. Providing its approximately 9,000 students with an unusual mix of practical experience, theory and a solid foundation in the liberal arts, the college offers a variety of affordable programs that foster innovation and collaboration. Its distinctive curriculum is adapted to today’s fast-growing creative economy, including areas such as computer animation, toy design, production management, film and media, and cosmetics and fragrance marketing. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its location in New York City to provide a dynamic and creative community for learning. The college offers nearly 50 AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS majors and grants, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the new creative economy. Among the notable alumni in the fashion field are Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Reem Acra, Brian Atwood, Dennis Basso, Francisco Costa, Norma Kamali, Nanette Lepore, Bibhu Mohapatra, Ralph Rucci, John Bartlett, Peter Do, and Michelle Smith. Other notable graduates include Leslie Blodgett, creator of bareMinerals; international restaurant designer Tony Chi; and Nina Garcia, editor in chief, He.
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