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During the summer, Newsroom Direct will be distributed every other week. It will return to its weekly publication schedule the week of convocation, August 19. 

Highlights for the weeks of May 28–June 7, 2019

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simple slip dress and patchwork bodysuit on mannequins
Minimalism/Maximalism Opens at The Museum at FIT   
In fashion, minimalism and maximalism define two extremes along the design spectrum. Minimalism celebrates purity and restraint. Maximalism, on the other hand, accentuates the beauty of excess and redundancy. While these may be considered aesthetic opposites, both seek to challenge perception, and they can serve as indicators of the sociocultural and economic zeitgeist of a given time period. Minimalism/Maximalism—which opens today, May 28, at The Museum at FIT, and is on view through November 16—explores the interplay between minimalist and maximalist aesthetics as they have been and continue to be expressed through fashion. Learn more about the exhibition here. 
MAY 29  2019 Graduating Student Exhibition — Closes

  Elena Romero Provides Insights in Hip-Hop Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival
  Henry Welt Fosters Entrepreneurship in the Hudson Valley


collage of models wearing student fashions: Photost: Bo Chapli / Courtesy of Cassadee Hirsch; Fernando Colon/ Courtesy of Pratt Institute (Quesada, Beneroff, Conlon); Getty Images / Courtesy of the Fashion Institute of Technology (Diaz, Tahmasian, Clarke)
Vogue captured the unique perspectives of five of our recent Fashion Design grads—Aldrian Diaz, Ariel Clarke, Bella Wynne, Ishwari Vijh, and Loucine Tahmasian.

Social Media Post of the Week

Acclaimed jewelry designer and 2019 commencement speaker David Yurman was on campus last week to see how students are working with the nearly half a million dollars' worth of gemstones he donated for teaching tools and student projects. See more on Instagram
 screenshot of FIT Instagram post of David Yurman visiting Jewelry Design classrooms

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The Museum at FIT Wins Two AAM MUSE Awards

Ten different fabrics were projected onto this toile of a 1755-1760  robe à la française in the exhibition Fabric In Fashion
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