HICKEY FREEMAN AND TOM BEEBE SHOWCASE FIT STUDENTS’ TALENT IN NEW HOLIDAY WINDOWS
Hickey Freeman’s Madison Avenue store has unveiled its holiday windows in collaboration with creative director of W Diamond Group Tom Beebe and four Fashion Institute of Technology students.
In the store’s second year of collaboration with FIT, students Alexandra Goldstein, Annalisa Podwin, Chihiro Fujiwara and Linda Gjolaj were chosen from FIT’s newly created visual presentation and exhibition design bachelor of fine arts program to work with Beebe to develop the concept of the windows from start to finish. Since the end of August, these students have been working with Beebe to develop and create the dress featured in the window, the mood of the windows and the overall direction this holiday season.
“These students brought a modern twist to the mannequins this season, which was what I was hoping would happen,” Beebe told MR. “I love working with students and helping them learn the art of visual display; it’s very rewarding.”