Faculty Profile – Amy Sperber

Amy Sperber
Amy Sperber is an assistant professor at FIT, a multidisciplinary fashion designer, and a consultant. She holds both a BFA and an MFA in Fashion Design from FIT and focuses on upcycling, alternative manufacturing, and 3D printing.
Sperber has over a decade of experience as a fashion designer for brands such as The Gap and Juicy Couture. She currently collaborates with specialists on garments for cancer patients, creating design solutions for healing or treatment. She also launched an open-source fashion avatar database for 3D-development tools and creates 3D character costumes for her own science-fiction world.

What did you find unique about this year's class?
This year's fashion design BFA class stood out for its remarkable international diversity and the intriguing array of perspectives it brought to the table. With students hailing from various corners of the globe, each with their own cultural influences and experiences, the classroom dynamic was enriched with a vibrant tapestry of ideas and approaches to design. This diversity not only fostered a rich learning environment but also sparked creativity and innovation as students shared and collaborated on projects, drawing inspiration from their unique backgrounds. Additionally, the class showcased a fusion of traditional techniques with contemporary trends, resulting in a distinctive blend of styles that reflected the global nature of fashion today. Overall, the class of this year exemplified the beauty and power of diversity in the creative process, producing designs that were not only aesthetically captivating but also culturally resonant.

Do you have any advice for the graduating class?
As you graduate, remember to embrace your unique voice, network, stay open to learning, develop your business acumen, stay resilient, prioritize sustainability, cultivate a strong work ethic, and above all, have fun.

What is your favorite part about being a professor?
My favorite part about being a professor is witnessing the growth and transformation of my students as they navigate through their academic journey, and knowing that I've played a role in shaping their knowledge, skills, and perspectives.
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