MC College’s Fashion Design students conquered New York City from April 24-29! Their action packed tour started with tours at Stoll Knitwear and the Fashion Institute of Technology, better known as FIT. At Stoll Knitwear, they viewed the Denim exhibit where they saw knitting machine demonstrations and knitwear production. Over at FIT, the group visited the campus as well as an exhibit of the 2013 graduating class’ work inspired by pop culture icon Andy Warhol and the 1960s. Later in the afternoon, the students and instructors accompanied Peggy Sagers of Silhouette Patterns on a fabric buying trip to Marcorp for designer ends and A&A Textiles for manufacturer ends. The day ended with the students attending an exhibit of Parsons Alumni designs and book signing with Project Runway‘s Tim Gunn at Bloomingdale’s.
On day two of the tour, the group toured many fabric stores including the well-known Mood Fabrics as well as fashion designer Nanette Lepore’s design studio.
The final day of the tour kicked off with an informative view of the Fashion and Technology exhibit at the Museum at FIT. The exhibit showcased the changes in technology and how it altered the fashion industry. It included pieces by Elsa Schiaparelli and Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga. On their way to visit Johnny Wu and his store, Johnny’s Bridal, they walked on 7th Avenue to view the Fashion Walk of Fame. Once at Johnny’s Bridal, Johnny Wu gave the group great tips on being a fashion designer as well as a tour of his factory. You cannot visit NYC with seeing having a hot dog and pretzel in Times Square – which is how the group ended their tour!