Thank goodness I still like to create. From the Mandane job that zaps me from creativity. Thank goodness not all is lost. Using this pen from FIT I got on one of the last trips to New York I feel comforted by this image. My favorite thing is to just sketch in total silence wondering what I’m even creating and as I’m drawing it trying to figure out how it’s constructed. .
. #alwaysadesigner #coutureforever #create #neverlooseyourself #fashioninstituteoftechnology
Earlier this month, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) hosted an alumni show that caused controversy. The collection was designed by Junkai Huang, a FIT alumnus from China. It was organized by the founding chair of the MFA Fashion Design program, Jonathan Kyle Farmer.
Models strutted down the runway with prosthetic ears, lips, and bushy eyebrows. Some argued that the accessories resembled the appearance of actors in Minstrel shows – a popular form of entertainment in the 1800s-1900s that consisted of usually white actors in blackface doing comedy skits.
Among the critics was a black model named Amy Lefevre (@lefevrediary), who told show organizers the prosthetics were racist and that they made her uncomfortable. In response, Lefevre was told, “It was fine to feel uncomfortable for only 45 seconds.” She walked down the runway without the prosthetics, but other non-black models did.
In a written statement, FIT president Joyce Brown said it didn’t appear that the intent of the show was to make a statement about race. The organizer of the show, Farmer, issued an apology on Instagram and said he takes full responsibility for the situation. ➡️ SWIPE to see more photos and read the official statements (Source: The Hill – @thehill)
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FBF - FIT WARRIOR'S!!! DEFINITELY HAVE COME A LONG WAY FROM HAVING MOST OF MY FITNESS CLASSES IN THE BASKETBALL GYM.
THESE WARRIOR'S WERE WITH ME WHEN I FIRST STARTED TEACHING AT FIT. I WILL NEVER FORGET THEM. I WISH I COULD HAVE AN ALUMNI CLASS TO SHOW THEM HOW THINGS HAVE EVOLVED SINCE THEY GRADUATED. FROM THE WAY I TEACH TO THE NEW AND IMPROVED FACILITIES.
I WILL NEVER FORGET WHERE I CAME FROM.
MY GOAL IS TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE AS AN PERSONAL TRAINER/GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR.
Tonight’s seminar speaker was Tweety Elitou, a fashion writer who’s been involved in the fashion industry since she was five years old! Tweety’s personal mission is “to engage the fashion reader with a first hand, fresh, and an honest approach to all the important knowledge that fashion and beauty is an art.” She began her education at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. She specialized in fashion forecasting, trend reporting, and the business of fashion, in order to bring exciting content to readers. Over time, she has built relationships with fashion insiders in order to maintain this blog and ensure that teen fashionistas have relatable content. Check out more of her writing @BET to read some amazing, motivational, and fashionable content but also more about Tweety herself 😎 Thank you for coming to speak this evening!!!
We highly recommend everyone go see the exhibition Black in Time: A Black Renaissance. In recognition of Black History Month, Fit's Black Student Union curated an interactive exhibition that showcases work by students, faculty, and alumni illustrating the constant evolution of black art. Make sure to check it out before it's too late! @fitnyc
*Update* Models were asked to wear prosthetic ears, lips and bushy eyebrows for a collection run by fashion design students at the event in Manhattan. The accessories were criticised online after an African-American model said she would not wear the "clearly racist" items at the event on 7 February.
The #FashionInstituteofTechnology said the matter was being investigated. "Currently," its president Joyce F Brown said in a statement , "it does not appear that the original intent of the design, the use of accessories or the creative direction of the show was to make a statement about race. "However, it is now glaringly obvious that has been the outcome. For that, we apologise - to those who participated in the show, to students, and to anybody who has been offended by what they saw."
The fashion show made headlines earlier this month when an African-American model revealed she was asked to wear the accessories. #AmyLefevre told the New York Post she advised staff at the show that she felt uncomfortable wearing the items, but was told "it was fine to feel uncomfortable for only 45 seconds". #JonathanKyleFarmer , chair of the modern fine arts fashion design course which ran the show, has apologised directly to the model.
"I deeply apologise for any harm and pain I've caused to those involved with the show," he said in an Instagram post , "including Amy Lefevre.
"I take full responsibility and am committed to learning from this situation and taking steps to do better." 🤔😖✊🏾 •FOLLOW ME FOR MORE STORIES👣
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학교 다닐 땐..기숙사 바로 옆에 붙어있었던 자그마한 뮤지엄이였는데..별 관심 없었는데...가끔 피드에 올라오는 거 보면..아..내가 정말 좋은 학교를 다녔구나...를 새삼 느낌..! 벌써 까마득한 옛날얘기..☺️항상 나를 칭찬해 주셨던..렌쥴리 교수님도..너무 생생하게 기억난다..다 어제일 같다. #fashioninstituteoftechnology#fitalumni