BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Brother International Corporation is proud to support the next generation of fashion designers through its ongoing sponsorship of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), which continues with the annual "The Future of Fashion" Runway Show, to take place tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the John E. Reeves Great Hall on the FIT Campus. Many of the looks featured in tonight's fashion show have been crafted on one of Brother's state-of-the-art machines.
"We are looking forward to viewing the exceptional work from FIT's graduating class and learning more about how Brother can help fulfill their visions," said Jim Price, Sr. Director of Marketing for Brother's Home Appliance Division. "It is our priority to consider the present and future needs of the fashion industry – and everyone working in it – as we continue to release cutting-edge products to bring their creative ambitions to fruition."
Earlier this year, Brother donated over $100,000 worth of sewing, embroidery and electronic cutting machines to FIT's School of Art and Design for student and faculty use. Additionally, members of the Brother team led a series of tutorials and demonstrations with educators and technicians.
"We are very pleased to be in a partnership with Brother," said Troy Richards, Dean of FIT's School of Art and Design. "The company's generous donation shows a commitment to investing in our students who will change the industry with their limitless creativity. We look forward to what this partnership will bring."
Brother's other fashion-related collaborations include sponsoring Bravo's reality competition program, Project Runway, which it has been doing every season since its inception in 2004. They have also collaborated with iconic American designer, Nicole Miller, having sponsored her "Fall '18 New York Fashion Week" show.
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About Brother International Corporation
Brother International Corporation has earned its reputation as a leading supplier of innovative products for the home sewing and crafting enthusiast. Through a growing network of sewing machine dealers and retail outlets nationwide, Brother offers a full line of home sewing machines, from basic to top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery machines. Brother also offers a full line of electronic cutting machines and accessories. The company is recognized for its high-quality, state-of-the-art machines and accessories, offering ease of use and flexibility at affordable prices. Brother International Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries Ltd. With worldwide sales approaching $6 billion, this global manufacturer was started more than 100 years ago. Brother offers a diversified product line that includes fax machines, Multi-Function Center machines, P-touch Labeling Systems, and both color and mono laser printers for home, office, and industry. Bridgewater, New Jersey is the corporate headquarters for Brother in the Americas, from Canada to South America. It has fully integrated sales, marketing services, manufacturing, research and development capabilities located in the U.S. In addition to its headquarters, Brother has facilities in California, Illinois, and Tennessee, as well as subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Mexico. For more information, visit brother.com
About Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
FIT, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for almost 75 years. Providing its 9,000 students with an uncommon blend of hands-on, practical experience, theory, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, the college offers a wide range of affordable programs that foster innovation and collaboration. Its distinctive curriculum is geared to today's rapidly growing creative economy, including fields such as computer animation, toy design, production management, film and media, and cosmetics and fragrance marketing. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers nearly 50 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the new creative economy. Among notable alumni in fashion are Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Reem Acra, Brian Atwood, Dennis Basso, Francisco Costa, Norma Kamali, Nanette Lepore, Bibhu Mohapatra, Ralph Rucci, John Bartlett, and Michelle Smith. Other prominent graduates include Leslie Blodgett, creator of bareMinerals; international restaurant designer Tony Chi; and Nina Garcia, editor in chief, Elle. Visit fitnyc.edu
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