NEWS FEED
DTech is pleased to share News Feed, which reports selected highlights of news stories about the lab or that quote the labs work. These stories are be accessible by clicking on the links below.
A photo of multiple green apples in the background, and  a single red apple in the foreground. Three lines are pointing up over the red apple indicating the IBM Watson AI logo.

ID Vice - Meet 8 trailblazing students from FIT’s MFA Fashion Class of 2020

04/27/2021 - In a world where isolation and work-from-home lifestyles have become the new norm, many industries and institutions — including fashion design schools — found themselves having to shift gears and pivot to a remote mode of operation.

When it came to showcasing their students graduate collections, Central Saint Martins put together an interactive 3D exhibition, Parsons presented a fashion film in collaboration with 1 Granary and FIT organized a groundbreaking digital fashion show. Dubbed 7 Collections, the online event put the work of eight MFA Fashion Design students on display via DTech Live — FIT’s on-campus innovation lab working with design and emerging technologies. The event took place as a virtual showcase, but as the young designers presented their work, those viewing the show could purchase the garments from home.

The shoppable graduate fashion show, powered by Bambuser, is the first of it’s kind, marking a new chapter of connecting design students with their potential customers.

A photo of multiple green apples in the background, and  a single red apple in the foreground. Three lines are pointing up over the red apple indicating the IBM Watson AI logo.

New York Times:  The Girl Scout Uniform, Updated for Gen Z

08/26/2020 - The new vest was designed by students from the Fashion Institute of Technology. It was released on Tuesday, along with more than a dozen separates for Girl Scouts in grades six through 12, including things that are likely already in their closets, like black spandex leggings and a denim jacket.

The student-designed collection is an attempt to make the Girl Scout uniform more versatile and relevant — to infiltrate the modern teenage wardrobe with scouty swag, sometimes camouflaged as athleisure.

A photo of multiple green apples in the background, and  a single red apple in the foreground. Three lines are pointing up over the red apple indicating the IBM Watson AI logo.

Girl Scouts Enlists FIT Fashion Design Students for Uniform Redesign and New Apparel Collection

08/25/2020 - Four students from FIT’s Fashion Design class of 2020, Nidhi Bhasin, Zhuo Ran (Jenny) Feng, Melissa Posner, and Daryn Huang, have reimagined the Girl Scouts of the USA uniform. On August 25, that uniform and apparel collection officially launched.

The new apparel collection honors the classic Girl Scout look while also incorporating modern, fashionable elements to ensure that every girl can express her unique style. By offering a variety of options, girls can proudly showcase their personalities while also sporting the iconic Girl Scout trefoil.
A photo of multiple green apples in the background, and  a single red apple in the foreground. Three lines are pointing up over the red apple indicating the IBM Watson AI logo.

New Girl Scouts Uniforms and Apparel

08/25/2020 - For over a century, Girl Scouts have proudly worn uniforms that symbolize everything a girl can achieve through Girl Scouts. As trends evolve, we offer new features and designs that match modern girls’ interests and passions. For the 2020 back to troop season, GSUSA collaborated with the Fashion Institute of Technology to design new uniforms and apparel collection which are guaranteed to make girls feel their best when representing Girl Scouts.

Learn more about the history of the Girl Scout uniform and visit the Girl Scouts official online store.
A photo of multiple green apples in the background, and  a single red apple in the foreground. Three lines are pointing up over the red apple indicating the IBM Watson AI logo.

Indie Designer Spotlight: Karina Ochoa is Embracing the Endless Capabilities of 3D

08/03/2020 - After completing her university studies in Colombia, Karina set off to New York where she was able to gain first-hand experience in 3D design at the FIT DTech Lab. We are very proud and excited for her and wish her all the best!
A photo of multiple green apples in the background, and  a single red apple in the foreground. Three lines are pointing up over the red apple indicating the IBM Watson AI logo.

Digital Design Job & Internship Fair

02/07/2020 - The Digital Design Job & Internship Fair at Infor is the other kind of internship fair where 20 advertising and digital design agencies interview 20 selected FIT students in speed dating style of seven minutes.

This year's event was a huge success! Thanks to all the companies that came to review the FIT Advertising & Digital Design student's experience design portfolios: Anomaly, Betty Media, Digitas, Great Believer, Havas, Havas Health Plus, I&CO, Infor, MRM//McCann,  North America, Publicis, Publicis Health, Rokkan, R/GA, Saatchi & Saatchi, Social Code  Thinx Inc., and Wikipedia.
A photo of multiple green apples in the background, and  a single red apple in the foreground. Three lines are pointing up over the red apple indicating the IBM Watson AI logo.

IBM: "When it comes to the future of design, the Fashion Institute of Technology is ahead of the trends"

02/01/2020 - DTech Lab and IBM have partnered to educate the next generation to use technology to forecast trends in the past. Today, we are excited to be part of IBM's Retail and Consumer Products: Future of Retail website, and we are looking forward to new and exciting collaborations with IBM in the future.
A photo of the lab showing the participants of the talk sitting around a table.

FIT School of Graduate Studies

01/06/2020 - Today at the DTech Lab, a Q&A video series, featuring current students from the classes of 2020 and 2021, and recent alumni from the class of 2019, being filmed and moderated by NPD Group, a leading market research company. The three research topics being covered are GenZ, Sustainability, and Beauty & Technology. Larissa Jensen, Executive Director, Beauty Industry Analyst, who is moderating the Q&A is also an alumna of our Fashion Institute of Technology School of Graduate Studies Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management program.
A photo of a young woman riding a bike.

Infor - Design and Technology: Transforming Fashion

10/23/2019 - Neue and the FIT/Infor DTech Lab collaborated with two Swedish fashion companies: POC Sports and Ann Sofie Back to create new products that incorporate their wearable technology into new designs for brand’s product lines.

The fashion industry’s slow evolution has created new opportunities for innovative technology to have a profound impact the entire fashion value chain. Neue is a Swedish is Fashion Technology company that has developed a new microchip and software platform designed to specifically integrate into fashion apparel and accessories.