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The fashion industry is rapidly adapting to sociological and technological innovation. Future Talk posts give you insights into FIT’s cutting-edge fashion research case studies, curated by faculty members. In this blog, we will give you exclusive insights into classroom work.

This gallery features the unique student work that was handpicked by the FIT faculty to lead the fashion industry into the future.

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Zhané Norman

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Silk chiffon blazer with matching pants and asymmetrical cropped button-up shirt.

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David Stephens

The complete look, both masculine and feminine, features monochromatic dusted lavender and metallic silver styles. The silver pebbled oversized jacket has front pockets and lacing details on collar, side seams, and back. The jacket is paired with a laced taffeta top, oversized satin short, and thigh high knit boots.

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Creativity as the Antidote to Adversity

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Omesi Emily

Emily Omesi

Collection GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein), is inspired by my brother’s medical research, mixed with Victorian children’s clothing, and pediatric medicine. It is an experiment with manipulating textiles/shapes in innovative ways to fit diverse body types. There are built-in layers, from base pieces to dresses and conceptual accessories.

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Mariana Gomez-Navarro

“Expression of Intersectionalities” is inspired the experience of a gender-fluid Latinx immigrant, as well as blue collar jobs vs. white collar opportunities. The saying “Lo que es para ti nadie te lo quita” translates as: what is meant for you no one can take away.

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Sara Alipour

My collection is inspired by my Iranian heritage and juxtaposes elements of Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution.

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Kenny Naranjo in Puffer Jacket

Kenny Naranjo Aguirre

The collection was inspired by the idea of the mythological beast, Tartarus. Powerful beings with supernatural abilities are trapped behind walls that seem unbreakable. This reflects the experience of an immigrant, of not being able to show everything.

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Esther Yitao Li

This collection is inspired by the process of distortion. It started with manipulating filters on regular objects, sculptures, and clothing to develop new silhouettes and possibilities. Lace and plaid are combined to create contrast patterns on the body and experiment more with concepts and shape.

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