“Teaching and leading this cohort of students has been an honor and joy,” shared Cathleen Sheehan, the chair and professor of FIT’s Fashion Design MFA Program, which is described on the school’s website as a ‘Creative Laboratory’ existing at the intersection of technology and inspiration. “From the start, they supported each other as a collective and yet worked hard individually to research, experiment, explore and create their narratives and collections.” She adds, “We all look forward to watching these emerging designers shine and make a positive impact on fashion’s future.”
UNI / VERSAL, was a symbolic ode to the communities we all find within the industry through the lens of cutting-edge design techniques, evident in the subjects explored by this year’s graduating cohort. Graduates embraced new technology and contemporary approaches to creation whilst evolving traditional techniques. We spoke to FIT’s 14 graduating MFA students to get the full story of their thesis collections and their time at the course.