FUSION FASHION SHOW 2015

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


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Model in Fusion 2016

Attention models! Want to be part of a history-making show that features the most promising fashion talent in the country? Come to our model casting in November! Details coming soon. Check back here for more information, and follow us on Facebook to get the latest details.

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Prepare to tear up the runway…! Each year we hold a casting for the models that make our designers’ clothing come to life on the runway. All models must be 18 or older and present on the day of the casting with a photo and (for ladies) a pair of heels to walk in. Unfortunately we do not accept online applications! Men are welcome to audition as we feature both womenswear and menswear in the show. Models who have walked our runway have ended up on the covers of magazines and in America’s Next Top Model competitions, to say the least. Don’t miss this chance to show us what you’ve got. Stay tuned for more information.

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FUSION 2010 IS HERE…

Good day to the few Fusion fans who read this blog! Fusion 2010 has been up and running for some time and we are so excited for the show this year. After some help from some very dedicated F.I.T. designers and students, we finally have a F.I.T. advisor. Her name is Karen Middleton and she is a dream come true. She is enthusiastic, supportive, a proponent of talent, and extremely nice. Thank you, Karen, for believing in the show.

The designers this year are exceptional and leading the charge are more menswear designers than we’ve ever had. At least 6 designers are doing mens, and we couldn’t be more excited. Of course, that means male models and we are excited for them too!!!

As of right now, we are searching for more judges and sponsors. Damien Nunes, an old friend and fashion editor of GQ, has agreed to judge the show. We are thrilled. MaryKate Steinmiller from Teen Vogue is also on board for the second year in a row. We absolutely love having such a prestigious publication participate in your judging process and look forward to Teen Vogue igniting many careers by their very presence.

Our model casting call was a fun, interesting one. Too bad we don’t allow childrenswear, because an 8 year old model came in, walked like you’ve never seen, and stole the show. We found a lot of great models and truly appreciate the time and energy they put into the show.

Finally, I would like to welcome Jovana Mirabile to the fashion team. She is working on our Public Relations and you won’t find a more dynamic, hard-working, sweet person around. I’m excited to see the impact she has on our show!

See you soon,

– Jimmy
Fusion Director


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FUSION FAMILY UPDATES

Good day Fusioners! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and a lot has been happening here in the Fusion world. First, our designers at both F.I.T. and Parsons have proven to be dedicated, enthusiastic, and full of talent. Both schools have such diverse talent and I know everyone will enjoy seeing the creativity and passion all 30 of them will be showcasing on the runway.

Our model casting call was a lot of fun and we had a huge turnout. The line of beautiful people was never ending and we ended up with about 40 amazing girls and a few boys. Thanks to all who tried out and supported Fusion. The models are, of course, crucial to the show and my appreciation to them is hard to put into words. We did have Fusion veterans show up like the exquisite Stephanie, the perfect Mallorie, and so many other fresh new Fusion stars. Work it out!

The Fusion family had a party for the holiday that was also a fitting. Jovana from Parsons was able to secure the room and is one of the nicest people I’ve met in some time. It was great to see some former Fusioners like Chilali, Jack, and Angie share their stories about Fusion with the others. Michelle, our assistant director, is doing a great job as always. Heather and Caitlin, the F.I.T. and Parsons coordinators, are both fantastic and I look forward to them leading their teams to excellence.

Our show is only a couple months away and now is the time where we start reaching out to judges, companies, and clubs for participation in what will be our 10 year anniversary. I can’t believe it has been 10 years. I look back and get so nostalgic. The past is so important to a show like ours because it demands we look to the future. Many of the designers from past Fusions are doing very well. All we need to do is look at Chris Benz, a former roommate of mine and the talk of the fashion world right now. I can think of no one who deserves it more. He is joined by such fashionistas as Alex Wang, Prabal Gurung, Miguel Pena, Jillian Lewis, Wells Stellberger and so many more. For the past two seasons of Project Runway, a former Fusioner has appeared. We are everywhere!

So, it’s time for me to rid myself of nostalgia and start thinking about which of this year’s 30 designers will do amazing things in the demanding world of fashion. All of them have the talent and the education to back them, it’s the passion that will be put to the test. I get my first look at their clothes in February and I’m sure I’ll have a lot to say about it. Until then, read their bios on our website and save the show dates. We are doing FOUR this year. See you soon.

– Jimmy