The pilot project is an innovative approach to product development and marketing fashion faster.
One hundred thousand dollars will be awarded to the company that presents the most outstanding business plan, and a $50,000 Israel Goldgrub Award will go to the second-place company.
The looks range from daytime suits and jersey separates to men’s wear-inspired outerwear to Norell’s hallmark “mermaid” dresses.
As part of its plan to team with leading global universities, Archroma partnered with the FIT’s Textile Development and Marketing department.
Suggesting that many design schools don’t make the technical aspects of design a priority any more, New York School of Design president Janet Tsong noted that a lot of jobs are in pattern-making, technical design and production.
Founder of Essie Cosmetics and FIT alumna, Weingarten will share how she built her nail polish empire with nearly 4,000 graduates at Thursday’s commencement.
Sixty up-and-coming student designers are displaying their collections as part of a two-day event at 415 Fifth Avenue.