FUSION FASHION SHOW 2015

PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN VS. THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY


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Information Meetings for Fusion 2015

F.I.T.

Wednesday, October 1st, 9:30 pm
Building D, Katie Murphy Amphitheater

Thursday, October 2nd, 7:30 pm
Building D, Katie Murphy Amphitheater

Parsons

Wednesday, October 1st, 7:30 pm, TBA

Thursday, October 2nd, 9:30 pm
A106, 66 West 12th Street

You must attend one information meeting to participate. Applications will be handed out during the meeting for both designers and volunteers. Share this on Facebook for those who might be interested! Questions? Email Jimmy at fusionfashionshow@yahoo.com.

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CONGRATULATIONS FUSION 2014 DESIGNERS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO F.I.T., WINNER OF THE BEST OVERALL SCHOOL AWARD!

Congrats to Joshua Homic for winning Best Designer at the winning school, FIT!

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Congratulations to Madison Li for winning best designer at Parsons!

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And of course, thank you to our wonderful judges Joe Zee, Peter Davis, Regina Rourke, Mary Kate Steinmiller and Richard Lowe. We love you!

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Our new home is SO cool! There are 500 seats on the other side of this!

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CONGRATULATIONS 2013 WINNERS!

Congratulations to the Winners of Fusion 2013!

Best overall school: The Fashion Institute of Technology

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Best Designer, F.I.T.: K’ Luu

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Photo by Ryan Duffin

 

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Best Designer, Parsons:  Maria Van Nguyen

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Photo by Ryan Duffin

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See photos from the F.I.T. design team.

See photos from the Parsons design team.

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See you next year, for our 15th anniversary!

 

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NEW TO FUSION?

WELCOME TO FUSION FASHION SHOW! – the relentlessly creative runway showdown between the best two fashion schools in the country, propelled by Fusion lovers for eleven years and counting.

Above: Design by Blair Moore, Fusion 2012 Honorable Mention Winner.

NEW TO FUSION? 

Fusion Fashion Show has turned out some names you’ve probably heard of. Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, Chris Benz… to name a few. These design stars the students are looking up to right now once sent their designs down the runway of Fusion Fashion Show.

The show has grown exponentially over the past eleven years, accumulating a world-wide following of fans. Featured in magazines from New York to Tokyo, this climactic presentation of innovative new ideas constructed with limited resources and experience gets more thrilling to behold each time around.

Fusion Must-See!

Fashion is My Drug of Choice: An Aspiring Designer Talks Fashion Week: This article and video features Fusion superstar Edwin Mohney as he preps for Fusion 2011 and discusses NYFW.

               

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FUN FACTS ABOUT FUSION!

So, I know you always hear me talk about the designers who have gone on to do quite well after Fusion, but here are some fun facts that I got to thinking about while looking over the website…

 

1. In all the press I do, I say it’s Fusion’s 11th year, but when you look at the website there’s already been 11 shows. That’s because, Fusion’s first year the show wasn’t called Fusion, it was called “Wearable Art.” David Yassky, a good friend of mine and one of our judges for this year’s show, suggested the name Fusion to me because we brought the two schools together.

2. If F.I.T. wins this year, they will have evened the score at 6 wins for each school. This is after they lost the first three competitions!

3. Out of the 11 Best Designer winners at F.I.T., only two have been female!

4. In the 12 years the show has taken place, only once has a judge not showed up… We won’t give away their name though.

5. Fusion has had 3 former contestants appear on Project Runway, with the best showing by Jillian Lewis making it to the final three on Season 4, the same year Christian Soriano won.

6. Tim Gunn judged Fusion for the first 3 years it existed and then went on to be a part of Project Runway!

7. The second year Fusion took place, we weren’t prepared for the crowds and the line stretched out the midtown campus building and down 7th avenue, colliding with the musical RENT’s line, which created confusion.

8. Finally, the first two years Fusion existed, I had to beg designers at both schools to do the show. We only had 10 applicants from each school express interest and there were 20 designers who showcased 3 outfits each.

Well, that was fun for me. Can’t wait to see you all.

—JIMMY

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