Great Designers Symposium at FIT

The designer Jean Patou

Don’t miss the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Symposium that will take place Friday March 14 and 15 from 9:30am to 5pm in the Haft Auditorium. Dedicated to the broad concept of “great designers,” it includes an impressive array of speakers including Caroline Evans (who will present her recent research on Patou) and Hamish Bowles (who will speak on Molyneux). On Friday, two of the most interesting New York designers, Marya Cornejo and Isabel Toledo, will also be speaking about their own work. The next day presents an equally interesting roster with Kaat Debo (artistic director of the in Antwerp) speaking about Raf Simons and men’s fashion as well as Jessica Glasscock, who will discuss the work of Stephan Sprouse, on whom she is curating an exhibit for Deitch Projects. Andrew Bolton will be in conversation with Anna Sui, while the design duo Boudicca is also scheduled to speak.

UPDATE: Word is, Hamish Bowles has been moved to Saturday, 2 pm. Assistant Curator of Accessories Clare Sauro will change places, and speak tomorrow instead on shoe designer Christian Louboutin (who has an enjoyable exhibition that just opened at FIT, curated by the FIT graduate students in the Fashion and Textile Studies Program).