As the fall semester drew to a close, GFM students & alumni gathered for a tour of the @louisvuitton exhibition Volez, Voguez, Voyagez at the American Stock Exchange Building in New York (admission running now through January 7th, 2018). With over 1,200 curated pieces in stunningly designed, thematic and AR enabled spaces, the semester ended on a note of inspiration by the luxury brand's craftsmanship and heritage. #nycvvv #LVMH #fashion #gradschool #luxury
Reiko Sudo–a renown textile designer and Managing Director of Tokyo based Nuno Corp.–spoke to GFM about Nuno's history, its textiles' use by famed Japanese designers, and techniques used to achieve the desired aesthetics. Nuno's fabrics have been incorporated into the works of Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo. Sudo's work was recently featured in the Scraps exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and is represented in permanent collections of New York's MOMA and London's V&A Museum. #Japan #textiledesign
GFM & the FIT Japan Alumni Association at Muji in Tokyo.
The current holiday theme throughout Isetan in Tokyo is origami and wax prints. Life size sculptures of trees, reindeer, and larger-than-life gift bags were displayed throughout the store, along with a photo booth.
GFM on a tour of Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Before manufacturing automobiles, Toyota was Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. GFM visited the commemorative museum in Nagoya, which features displays and demonstrations of the company's innovative inventions from the turn of the 20th century, onwards. #museums #japan #loom
This year, after the HK Seminar, GFM continued to Japan. We visited the Toyota Manufacturing Plant in Nagoya for a closer look at the birthplace of just-in-time manufacturing.
A visit to the mill of Advance Denim in mainland China.
The #GFMHongKongSeminar concluded with site visits in mainland China. Here, GFM is at the headquarters for Tangy Collection, which features vegetable dyed canton silk, a material and process the brand describes as celebrating the area's intangible heritage.
Repost from GFM Student: Class of 2018. Networking in Hong Kong with colleagues from @fitnyc, @hongkongpolyu, and @ifmparis.
Repost from GFM Student: Class of 2018. Enjoying some downtime at Big Buddha in Hong Kong.
The renown Joyce Boutique in Hong Kong.
Out and about in Hong Kong.
Sometimes team work for a case study is done best with fresh air on a rooftop. #gfmhkseminar #gradschool
This year's HK Seminar Case Study was HK-based fashion discovery platform @goxip. Co-founder and CEO, Juliette Gimenez gives GFM an overview of the startup at their H.Q.
On campus @hongkongpolyu for the GFM Hong Kong Seminar.
Three international partner universities. One #gfmnyseminar. @fitnyc @ifmparis @hongkongpolyu. #graduateschool
Team work during the #gfmnyseminar. #gradschool
Only days left to preorder Alpaca knits at a discounted rate. GFM Class of '17 Capstone Team launches luxe & sustainable knitwear brand @laministore. An exquisite limited edition collection is available for preorder on Kickstarter. Link in bio while campaign is active. #luxury #alpaca #knitwear #sustainable #fashion #apparel https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/79356473/lamini-sustainably-made-luxe-knits-that-connect-tw?ref=laminico
In collaboration with the MA in Art Market Studies, #gfmnyseminar participants explored the overlap and connections between art and fashion with visits to Chelsea art galleries.