RD:One - FIT Retail ProjecT  

RD:One is the FIT fashion brand to explore the impacts of Technology fot the entire fashion value chain.
Over the past 2 semesters the FIT DTech Lab has been collaborating with students from the School of Art and Design and the School of Business and Technology on an innovative project to develop and launch an FIT fashion brand that is marketed and retailed by FIT students.
Goals
The project’s goal is to create a “living laboratory” that explores the impact of emerging technology on design, manufacturing, retail fashion apparel and accessories. For our initial launch we have developed two lines of apparel; a high-fashion line in addition to a line of basics that coordinate with the fashion line. The theme for the design phase of the project “Wearable Avant-Garde”.

We are partnering with innovative on-demand manufacturers based in the US, to execute the designs.
Marketing
We are now preparing to organize the marketing and retail phases of the project. We plan to leverage advanced technologies and innovative strategies for marketing and marketing communications to be integrated into the development of this new fashion brand.
TEam MEmbers
Fashion Design Students
Ayla Lang
Danielle Christ
Daryn Huang
James Linacre
Jayanti Tiwari
Jessica Wasmuth
Kevin Kuang
Stephanie Hutton
Seojung Choi
Vika Chuzhina

Advertising Communication Marketing Students
Cole Ackerman
Meghan Johnson
Sophie Barton
FIT Faculty
Andy Liu (Fashion Design)
Leonard Bess (Fashion Design)
Jean Marc Rejaud (Advertising Marketing)
Tetsuo Tamanaha  (Tech. Design/Pattern)
Todd Blumenthal (Fashion Design)