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Imagine a future when textiles can be grown in a laboratory, worn, and returned to the soil to grow more textiles instead of ending up in a landfill. A team of FIT students took a step toward that future with an innovative project that won the first Biodesign Challenge, a competition in which students from nine leading U.S. colleges and universities created projects that envision future applications of biotechnology. Themes for the projects included...
Shearwood photographed this image for Zara in his London studio. For photographer Mark Shearwood, making the perfect photo is never child’s play. You have to be very, very patient when photographing children, says Mark Shearwood, who shoots campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Stella McCartney, Zara, and others. “The hardest thing is to stay relaxed—you know, chill, not bossy,” he says, on a call from his native London. You can just tell an adult model what to do;...
Recently, consumer expert Paco Underhill was helping a European jewelry brand plan a new store in Beverly Hills. In France and Italy, their branches have a private chamber for customers making purchases of $100,000 or more. European luxury shoppers, usually from old money, appreciate discretion (especially if they’re buying for someone other than their spouse). But the California location wouldn’t need the secret room, Underhill argued: nouveaux riches Americans like having an audience when...
“Star Wars is huge in my life,” says Joanee Honour ’92. She and her colleagues take care of the Star Wars archive of original costumes, models, art, and props in California.

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