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Highlights for the week of April 5–11, 2021

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work by 7 alumni designers
Tune In to FIT’s First Online Interactive Fashion Event with Made-to-Order Shopping
FIT is advancing its investment in experiential learning through the launch of DTech Live, a series of interactive events powered by Bambuser, that will connect designers directly with consumers for a live shopping experience. An extension of FIT’s Innovation Center and a first-of-its-kind initiative in higher education, DTech Live fosters innovation by practice, facilitating the exploration of business and creativity through emerging technology and real-world experience. DTech Live debuts Tuesday, April 6, at 1 pm, at with 7 Collections, a fashion pilot featuring the extraordinary work of FIT alumni from seven countries, all of whom earned MFAs in Fashion Design. Read more
APR 6, 9 AM  Symposium: International Education in Times of Global Crises: Reflections on Alternatives, Flexibility, and Resilience  
APR 7, 1 PM  ARTSpeak: A Conversation with Nell Irvin Painter  

• From Hue Magazine: Fifteen Seconds to Fame
• Christie Shin and C.J. Yeh Speak About Brand Design at Havas Health Plus

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WWD logo and front of FIT's Feldman Center
“We call the conference Changemakers in Action because everyone we are featuring—from our honorees to our speakers and panelists—is actively engaged in critical work that contributes to the preservation of our planet’s environment and resources. They are all innovators—leaders in the field.” —President Joyce F. Brown, as quoted in a WWD exclusive about FIT’s 15th Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference, April 13–16. (Subscription required.)  Register for the conference here. 

Social Media of the Week

“You would layer a jacket over it, and then you’d take your jacket off, and it was a surprise shoulder,” says Assistant Professor of Fashion Design Tom Scott on the reemergence of the cold-shoulder top as a vaccine fashion trend.

Dolly Parton receiving a vaccine for Covid-19

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Art/Works: Teaching Labor and Capitalism in Art and Design Symposium

April 8 and 9

This two-day virtual symposium brings together professionals and educators to explore pedagogical practices in business and labor history for art and design students.

Norma Kamali

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