Future Talk 2021

This blog, written by Fashion Design faculty members, gives you insights into FIT’s cutting-edge classroom work and creative thinking.

Creativity as the Antidote to Adversity

Whoever imagined that we would still be in a remote classroom environment more than a year after the pandemic began? Despite unprecedented challenges, we have all adapted to very different ways of working. Through alternative problem solving, students have embraced technology and innovation with immense creativity.


Tom Scott - Future Talk Cover Photo

Family Focus

A thesis is a culmination of a student’s journey toward becoming designers. There is tremendous pressure in how they showcase their body of work. Add in the dynamic of having to achieve this during a pandemic and you’re left to wonder how they will be inspired. As the concepts of my thesis students began to take shape, there was an overwhelmingly common theme resonated throughout their ideas: heritage and family values.


Nicole Benefield - Future Talk Cover Photo

In the News

We share links to mentions of this year’s Future of Fashion designers in major domestic and international publications.

Watch FIT’s First Virtual Showcase – The Cut

On May 19, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) debuted its annual Future of Fashion showcase, but this year there’s a slight twist. Due to the pandemic, this year’s event takes place entirely online. Called Runway From Home, it’s the first virtual runway FIT has ever produced.


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