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Highlights for the week of Nov. 9–15, 2020

Visit for full coverage of FIT's campus, faculty, and student news and events.
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The Global Impact and Future of Well-Being, According to CFMM Graduates 
Two teams of graduates of the master’s program in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management (CFMM)—known as the beauty industry’s think tank—presented their capstone research to an audience of industry executives on Oct. 28. The virtual event, The Global Impact and Future of Well-Being, offered the teams’ findings on how the concept of wellness is evolving across markets, cultures, and societies into a new global consumer focus on holistic well-being. This evolution, with deep roots in socioeconomics, politics, health care, and environmentalism, is permeating a wide array of industries throughout the private and public sectors. Read more about the research.
• Central Park Birder Christian Cooper Speaks at Diversity Comic Con
 Photography Student's Image Chosen to Promote Kors Campaign

NOV 12, 2 PM  Virtual Artist Talk Series: Abigail DeVille and Christopher K. Ho in Conversation
NOV 12, 6 PM  Fashion Culture Online Event: Lauren Fay in Conversation with Ronald Van Der Kemp

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Michelle Smith in her apartment; Simbarashe Cha for The New York Times
A year after her brand, Milly, was sold to the highest bidder, Michelle Smith, Fashion Design ’92, is launching a direct-to-consumer luxury casual wear line. Read the story in The New York Times.

Social Media of the Week

FIT Family Weekend is going virtual! Wherever you are, we invite you to join Student Life to celebrate with your families on Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14. The two-day event will include cooking demonstrations, live fitness classes, and a trivia night sponsored by the FIT Student Activities Board! 

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From On My Mind: A Blog By President Joyce F. Brown

FIT Design Entrepreneurs: 254 Winners

During its time, 254 designers representing 225 companies have been the program's beneficiaries; all of them have learned how to build a business plan that will help them fulfill their dreams.

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From Hue Magazine

Portraits in a Pandemic

Artists’ agent Lori Weisbart Polson, Advertising Design ’90, has used her time in lockdown to paint.

Elise Doganeri with a cameraman and producer in front of a shipwreck on a beach

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