Beginning in August, the Fashion Institute of Technology will become the second State University of New York institution to offer degree programs at SUNY Korea in Songdo, South Korea. The first is SUNY Stony Brook. It is also SUNY’s first global campus outside of the U.S.The FIT programs being offered in South Korea are fashion design and fashion business management — two signature curricula of the college — leading to an associate in applied science, or AAS, degree. FIT’s location in South Korea makes it the college’s third location abroad, along with Milan and Florence.The application deadline is June 30, and after that, admission is on a rolling basis. Admitted students will earn their AAS degree at FIT at SUNY Korea and may then apply to FIT’s bachelor’s degree programs in New York or Milan for fashion design.Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT, said she was happy to offer students from all over Asia — including Japan, China, India, Thailand and Vietnam — the opportunity to have an FIT education in South Korea. "Students will be able to benefit from FIT’s offerings, complete with its curriculum and faculty, on the vibrant and innovative Incheon Global Campus. All of higher education functions globally today, and it is among FIT’s goals to educate students to be fluent in this environment," Brown said.Classes begin Aug. 25 at the Incheon Global Campus in Songdo, South Korea’s only “smart city,” which is becoming Northeast Asia’s economic hub. The campus features state-of-the-art facilities, classrooms, a library, research labs, a sports center, auditorium, multicultural activity center, dining hall, dormitory and guest house, among other amenities. The Incheon Global Campus is a national project established by the South Korean government and Incheon Metropolitan City. SUNY Korea, which was established in 2012 as the first American university in South Korea through the combined effort and investment of the South Korean and U.S. governments and SUNY at Stony Brook University, is the first campus to locate there.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive