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FIT Commencement Featuring David Yurman and Tommy Hilfiger

WHATDavid Yurman and Tommy Hilfiger will be the keynote speakers when the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a college of the State University of New York, holds its annual commencement exercises. Yurman and Designer Stephen Burrows will receive the degree of Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, and Hilfiger will receive the President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement.

More than 3,800 students will be awarded associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in 41 programs, with more than 2,000 attending commencement.

WHODavid Yurman is a jewelry designer who is among the best known and most successful American artisans, bridging the worlds of luxury and mass appeal. His name is synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. Yurman launched his line in New York 37 years ago, and has grown it into a global presence. The honorary degree is being given to formally recognize Yurman’s international influence as an innovative, visionary artist with an unwavering dedication to the mastery of craft, and to acknowledge his humanitarian and philanthropic spirit.

Tommy Hilfiger is the founder of one of the world’s most recognized lifestyle brands, and is the designer and business leader behind the billion-dollar enterprise, the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. The Tommy Hilfiger brand—identifiable throughout the world—exemplifies the American spirit, and Hilfiger himself embodies the American dream. Hilfiger believes in giving back, and he does so through his own foundation, actively supporting numerous national and international causes.  He is also a mentor to the next generation of designers and fashion business students. The President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement is being given to recognize Hilfiger’s creativity, his business acumen, and his generous philanthropic spirit.

Stephen Burrows is an American fashion designer and FIT alumnus. In 1973, his designs were showcased in the legendary “Battle of Versailles,” a fashion show that pitted Paris haute couture against high-end American sportswear. For the first time, critics say, Americans outshone the French, and no one embodied that spontaneous, irreverent moment more than Burrows. He is being awarded an honorary degree to formally acknowledge his decades-long success and remarkable vision, and for his vibrant and innovative designs. As much, Burrows, who was the first African American to win the Coty Award—which he went on to win three times—is being recognized as a pioneer in an industry that still faces issues of tolerance and inclusivity.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

10 am Ceremony:

Yurman will address the students of the School of Art and Design and School of Liberal Arts and receive the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts.

Burrows will receive the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts.

3 pm Ceremony:

Hilfiger will address the students of the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology and receive the President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Both the 10 am and 3 pm commencement exercises will be streamed live at fitnyc.edu/commencement.

WHERE:     Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets

About 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. Visit fitnyc.edu.

David Yurman Announces Opening Of Chicago Boutique On Michigan Avenue

Situated on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the new David Yurman boutique has a two-story historical façade that was maintained and restored to its original condition. Conceived by the Yurmans, the boutique reflects the brand’s aesthetic and the family’s unique artistic expression. The entrance lobby features a heritage wall that visually narrates the Yurmans’ journey from art to jewelry with examples of David’s early sculptures and wearable art pieces alongside more current designs.

The boutique is 3,250 square feet and the store’s interior was inspired by the colors of the brand’s most iconic gemstones and the hues in Sybil Yurman’s paintings hung throughout the space. These subtle shades were introduced sparingly in the boutique through the use of rich fabric upholstery covering various vintage and custom-made furnishings.

The store’s focal point is the central display column, featuring six cylindrical vitrines placed around a pillar of metal rods, reminiscent of the metal strands used in the crafting our jewelry. This dynamic feature acts as a focal display for our most iconic pieces, and invites patrons to meander through the space. In the main area, violet motifs that were hand-applied over white gold leaf on decorative panels offer a subdued elegance.

David Yurman Chicago Boutique Interior

Other distinct features include a men’s jewelry area and a private salon. The men’s area has a distinctly masculine feel created through the use of darker materials and found objects. Vintage furniture and decorative elements alongside simple, natural materials are a nod to Evan Yurman’s creative workspace, Noumenon, in New York.

During the opening month, David Yurman will join EXPO CHICAGO as a first-time sponsor with a special exhibition located in the VIP Collector’s Lounge. The exhibition, The Voyage From Art to Jewelry, running from September 13th– 17thwill feature iconic and new collections, as well as David Yurman’s earliest designs and sculptures.

David Yurman’s Michigan Avenue boutique is located at 919 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611.