Faculty Profile – Tom Scott

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Tom Scott is an Assistant Professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology. He teaches BFA design studios in both Sportswear and Knitwear including Design Thesis, where students design and execute a final collection. He has worked closely with FIT’s Innovation lab, DTech, mentoring students to realize a new and innovative uniform and accessories concept for the Girl Scouts of America which launched in August 2020.   He has worked on numerous projects for the college, including design mentoring the knitting and design workshops for the 2019 and 2021 FIT+MIT collaboration.

Scott studied Textile Design at the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and the Scottish College of Textiles in Galashiels, Scotland. He has more than 25 years of experience working in Fashion and Design.  He has consulted for numerous companies including Ralph Lauren, and has designed under his namesake label since 2001.  His collections experiment with materials and construction, employing both sustainable and innovative practice. Subversive and experimental in nature, his work blurs the line between garment, accessory, and interior.  The collection is designed in his studio in Brooklyn and made in small factories in New York, Italy, and Bolivia.  

His awards and exhibitions include the 2006 Cooper Hewitt National Design Triennial, the 2007 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation prize, and a nomination for the 2008 Woolmark Prize. In 2010 he was named as one of 10 designers in the inaugural CFDA / Fashion Incubator.  He has designed special collections in collaboration with Top Shop, BP Studio, and Anthropologie.  His collection has been carried in leading boutiques around the world, and he has received numerous press from notable fashion and design magazines.  

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