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FIT students win Femmy Student Design Contest
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Feb '13
Three FIT Fashion Design students specializing in intimate apparel have won the 2013 Femmy Awards Student Design Contest. Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT, announced the top winners from the competition’s six finalists at the annual Femmy Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street on February 5.

Sponsored by The Underfashion Club, a not-for-profit organization that aids the promotion and growth of the lingerie industry by educating, influencing, and attracting new talent, the competition called for FIT students to create original and innovative intimate apparel designs based on a floral theme.

First place winner Tiffany Spagnuolo from Hawthorne, NY, received a $5,000 scholarship for her “Dark Bloom” design. Second place winner Tessa Saccone from Massapequa Park, NY, won a $4,000 scholarship for “Moonlit Azaleas,” and third place winner Sara Shanahan from Atlanta, GA, won a $3,000 scholarship for “Nocturnal Blossom.”

The three other finalists –  Alina Kulik, Judy Yang, and Erin Brennan, who created “Wilting Dream,” “Midnight Petals,” and “Fleur de Reve” respectively – each received $1,000.

The scholarships were underwritten by Penn Asia Company Limited, Stretchline Holdings Ltd., and Regina Miracle International Ltd. More than 700 industry executives, media, and celebrities attended the gala, which was hosted by celebrity spokesperson Carson Kressley. Recognized as a premier event in the intimate apparel industry, the annual gala is the fundraising vehicle that enables The Underfashion Club to support its scholarship, awards, internship, and grants programs.

The Fashion Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) was established in 1944, the year the college was founded. The associate degree program provides students with an essential foundation for creating apparel from sketch to finished garment. In the baccalaureate program, students receive advanced instruction in specialized areas. The program’s close ties to the fashion design industry provide an immersion in current trends and practices.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a college of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts.

FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

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