The fashion design students were mentored by top designers in the industry, like Reem Acra for evening wear, Nicholas K, Tess Giberson and Victoria Bartlett. The graduates also had the opportunity to work with and win awards for Best Use of Color with magazine Siempre Mujer and designing with cotton with the Cotton Inc. Awarrd.
The Future of Fashion show drew fans from all over industry, including Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa, Nicky Hilton. Judges who helped curate the show down to its top looks included Lucky Magazine fashion director Anne Keane, Collen Sherin of Saks Fifth Avenue and blogger BryanBoy.
This year, the school's faculty chose their top looks from their classes for their students to compete in a People's Choice Award. The winner, designer Caroline Vagnone was chosen over social media over a two-day period from 17000 votes cast.
I am always impressed with the level of talent each year when I see the graduating shows. Young designers now are very savvy with both marketing and garment technology in addition to their creative skills. Good luck to FIT's class of 2015!
|Best looks from the Future of Fashion 2015|
Photos courtesy of /Dave Kotinsky & Slaven Vlasic for Fashion Institute of Technology