Aida Sanchez, Patternmaking Technology ’96“My gratitude is endless to all the professors and to the whole institution which supported me and guided me step by step during my student life. After finishing Patternmaking, I wanted immediately to continue studying … but I was so lucky that I got an offer to work at Oscar de la Renta … The rest is history!”Sanchez, right, works with a fit model at FIT, in 1995.
FIT Salsa Club Members at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC in 2012. From left: Alexa Wright, Fashion Design ’13; Croasdaile, and Jane Jang, Advertising and Marketing Communications ’13. Not shown: Amiko Simonetti, Fashion Design ’13. Isabel Cabrera Croasdaile, Fashion Merchandising Management ’13One of the greatest memories I have from FIT is the freedom through its clubs to showcase art in the form of dance. I became president of the Salsa Club in 2013.The above photo was taken on the seventh floor lounge with some of my fellow Presidential Scholars. We had won first place in a diversity project we presented, about bridging the gap between food and culture in New York City.
With Nakita Johnson, Advertising and Communications ’95, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design ’94, in front of Co-ed Hall, 1993. With Jessica Droppa outside of Co-ed Hall, 1992. With Amber Gardner in Co-ed Hall, 1993. Coyle with Nakita Johnson, Advertising and Communications ’95, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design ’94, getting ready to go out dancing at “the Halls of Webster," 1993. Vanessa A. Coyle, Fashion Buying and Merchandising ’94My memories: Getting ready to work the “Halls of Webster” [her name for Webster Hall], running to Kinko’s to complete my projects, and my friends Nakita, Amber, Jessica, Jordy, and Sergio.
FIT's tennis team, 1981-82. FIT's tennis team, 1983-84. Kathryn Ketcham Acierno, Illustration ’86I was a member of the FIT Women’s tennis team for five years. I was a player for the first two years and a manager for the last three years. I loved all the players, our adventures, and especially our beloved coach Stephanie Bird. We usually came in first in the city division and second in the regional division. One year we won regionals and went to nationals to compete in Midland, Texas. We also had a lot of fun. Every year we scrimmaged against SUNY New Paltz and climbed Mount Mohonk.
"Showing my mom the knit lab at FIT." Sewon "Kim, Myself, Joy Glass, Danielle Blum (carried), Liz Klein posing in our dorm." My (half) term garment was inspired by Rainbow Brite (we had to use muslin so I used RIT dye to color it). Dani Des Roches, Fashion Design ’10I moved to New York City from Vancouver to attend FIT in the Summer of 2006. FIT brought me to the most incredible city and introduced me to my forever friends … half of them I actually met during orientation week! I found my passion in knitwear at FIT, a focus I have continued to pursue through the course of my career. I always credit the amazing knitting lab and professors for giving me the fundamentals and confidence that have been the base of my expertise!