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Nov. 26, 2021
Toray Industries, Inc.
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) State University of New York - Student uses Ultrasuede® in graduation project
Toray contributed its product Ultrasuede® for the graduation project of EMILY OMESI BFA Fashion Design: Sportswear graduate at Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, one of New York City’s premier public institutions.

1. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York
FIT is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. They’re known for rigorous, unique, and adaptable academic programming, experiential learning opportunities, academic and industry partnerships, and commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The college has nurtured many generations of creative talent. Among its graduates are world leaders in the fashion community, including Michael Kors, Norma Kamali, Peter Do, Ralph Rucci, Calvin Klein, David Chu, and many more.

2. Design using Ultrasuede®
Press Release from Emily Omesi, designer (NYC)

“My graduating collection, "GFP" started from images of my brother's medical research. He studies infectious diseases at UNC at Chapel Hill's Pediatric Research Center. The scans from his research are GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein) scans. The image is of many cells with some spots glowing in bright green. I loved how organic the shapes were, and how certain areas glowed differently from others. This was the start of my research and the inspiration of the glow-in-the-dark technology on some of my garments and accessories.
I also love history, so I used the pediatric research from my brother, to deep dive into Victorian-era pediatric medicine, and fell in love with the almost-creepy imagery. Then finished my research with Victorian Children clothing. I love how much detail is in the clothing during this time, and found the child-like silhouettes inspiring as well.”

3. Graduation Works

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4. Project Credits
“GFP”
Photographer/ video/ creative direction Joebert Tupas
Photo Assistant Kelly De Geer
Video editor Brad Wilde
Clothing and styling Emily Omesi
Assistant Koomkrit Scott Zantilaveevan
MUA Stephanie Zhang
Talent Bayarmaa Byambatsogt, Kimberlee Johnson, Elle Klein, Stephanie Zhang


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