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Highlights for the week of May 17–23, 2021

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Virtual Commencement Exercises for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 Take Place on May 19, 20, and 21 
Join President Joyce F. Brown and the FIT administration, faculty, and staff this week for the conferral of degrees upon the Classes of 2020 and 2021. The program will last approximately one hour. The virtual commencement ceremonies will include some of FIT’s commencement traditions, along with a few new additions to the program. Students, family, and friends—simultaneously and from all around the world—are invited to participate and mark this significant milestone in our graduates' lives.
  • May 19, 8 pm: School of Graduate Studies, Classes of 2020 and 2021
  • May 20, 8 pm: Class of 2021
  • May 21, 8 pm: Class of 2020 
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The Future of Fashion Is Coming! 

Wednesday, May 19 
FIT's annual presentation of the work of graduating students in the Fashion Design BFA program will be fully online and better than ever. You won't want to miss it! Follow @fitnyc on social media for details. 

MAY 17, 8 PM  NYCxDesign Student Showcase Night   
MAY 18, 1 PM  Re-Emerge 2021: Selections from the FIT Graduating Student Exhibition   

• Yuniya Kawamura Contributes to Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion
• Kelly Burton Named Associate Editor of Peer-Reviewed Journal on Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

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Dress made of white masks made by Hannah Conradt
A New York Times story about designers repurposing unneeded masks featured student Hannah Conradt, who created a wedding dress from 50 masks for a class project. “I lost all motivation to make a dress no one would wear,” she said. “It felt so frivolous.”

Social Media of the Week

Happy Grad Week to all of our graduating students! Leading up to our commencement exercises in collaboration with @studentlife_fit, grads reflect on their time at FIT and share words of wisdom to incoming students. Read more. Image: Serena Graziano (@serena.graziano), Fashion Business Management AAS ‘21.

Screenshot of Instagram post featuring Serena Graziano

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From Hue Magazine

From Bricks to Clicks

In the midst of a challenging 2020, an alum’s Florida boutique transitions to online.
Read more
Michelle DiMarco

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