Located on New York City’s 27th street and 7th avenue, FIT’s campus spans a total of one bustling block, meeting fashion from corner to corner.
While FIT is best-known for being the place where creativity gets down to business, I’m here to show you that it’s much more than that. Learn how to let fashion live free and explore the many outfits of FIT by meeting the individuals who love to embrace their personal styles.
This past week it was Ariana Kingwood’s all black edgy ensemble that caught my eye.
Name: Ariana Ava Kingwood
Major: Fashion Design, Menswear
Hometown: Peekskill, New York
Q1: How would you describe your personal style?
“Edgy Tomboy. I like to play around with my style from day to day, but my go-to looks would be casual with edgy accents. I only wear black, white and grey, but I love to mix prints, textures and contradicting silhouettes.”
Q2: Who is your style role model/style inspiration?
“I get most of my inspiration from people on the street and in the subways. I love to just look at people and their outfits and I love to mix aspects of various styles.”
Q3: Where are key pieces from your outfit from?
“My long sleeve mesh top and cargos are from Shein, the rest is thrifted and my boots are from Rihanna’s Fenty puma first release. My chains are vintage, and my clear chain is from Chicago based designer Kristopher Kites.”
Q4: What is your favorite trend at the moment?
“Lingerie pieces, such as: lace, corsets and silk and satin slip dresses being incorporated into everyday outfits. I think it adds such a cute twist. Also, chunky shoes!”
Q5: Least favorite trend?
“There’s nothing at the moment that I can think of. Again, part of my style is taking so many random items and pairing/styling them to fit my look and become something completely new.”
Q6: What is your favorite spring item that you can’t wait to break out?
“Corsets and lace! I love layering corsets and lace but I haven’t been able to showcase them because of the cold weather in New York.”
Q7: Favorite beauty look?
“A super glowy, dewy and effortless glam.”