A Summer Fashion Program for Teens in NYC 2013 – Learn what it really takes to be a fashion designer
Concept to Creation™: a fashion design camp for teenagers teaches students all about the Fashion Industry and how to start a clothing line. Students begin by looking at other fashion brands and learn to conceptualize their own brand name, logo and mini collection. From concept to creation our fashionistas will make their collection a reality by choosing fabric, constructing, and sewing their garments and accessories. Next students learn how to take their collection to the fashion market. We will hold a photoshoot, cast models, and create a look book to show to retail store buyers. The camp is not complete without field trips, we will be visiting showrooms and trade shows to see how real fashion companies market their products. Special guest speakers will include press, fashion bloggers, designers, buyers and more.
Each morning through early afternoon (11a-1p) is dedicated to the theme of the week (see below) and the class will visit showrooms, designers, and museums while discussing how to create their clothing line in small focused groups. Last summer we visited the Calvin Klein, Marchesa, Tory Burch, and CFDA Fashion Incubator showrooms along with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and an Apparel Trade Show.
Each afternoon (1:30-4p) will focus on sewing, design, and draping skills so that students can sew their own designs into actual wearable garments. New students will start from the beginning, learning to sew, while current students hone their skills at intermediate and advanced levels. Students work independently on their own designs with an experienced instructor and assistant.
Group activities include field trips, guest speakers, the fashion shoot, and the fashion show. All students are welcome to participate in the fashion show by modeling their creations or showcasing their line on real models, photos will be provided by a professional photographer, perfect for a student building his/her portfolio for High School or College!
Our classes are small (up to 10) and focused. Our fee includes ALL camp related supplies, materials, and trips. There are no extra fees. Students provide their own lunch, and are allowed to leave the camp facility with parent approval. We’re located in the Garment Center of Manhattan on W39th Street. This is the only fashion design camp for teens where students drape, sew, and create their apparel designs while learning about the fashion industry. Register online today!
Photos from our fashion shoot and fashion show
I started my first clothing line out of high school and manufactured all around the world before landing a deal with Bloomingdales, all while in college. Join me (and other industry insiders & professionals) as I share my experience on how to start your own clothing line and make your dreams of being a designer come true! – Kerri Q. The Fashion Class Founder
While we recommend our students take the entire program for the full Concept to Creation Fashion Experience we understand that not everyone can. Students are able to sign up for one or more weeks, at any point in the program. Receive a 10% discount when you register for three or more weeks. Register online today!
|Week 1:July 8-11 M-Th 11a-4p||Inspire: Students begin building their brand by creating a name and logo. We visit galleries and fashion museums to decipher our personal style and inspiration.||We’ll Learn: Sewing and sketching.We’ll Visit: museums and galleries||Individual Price: $800|
|Week 2:July 15-18 M-Th 11a-4p||Design: Our new designers begin creating their collection by learning design and construction techniques. We’ll visit showrooms and meet with designers.||We’ll Learn: Sewing, patterns, sketching.We’ll Visit: fashion showrooms, and meet designers||Individual Price: $800||2-weeks $1500|
|Week 3:July 22-25 M-Th 11a-4p||Produce: Students learn the business side of fashion this week as we begin pricing out our garments. Visits to a real garment center manufacturing house will allow us to see how designs are produced.||We’ll Learn: Sewing, Production Techniques.We’ll Visit: Manufacturing business||Individual Price: $800||3 weeks$2100|
|Week 4:July 29-Aug 1 M-Th 11a-4p||To Market: With our logos and sketches ready we’ll see how clothing gets in magazines and on TV. We’ll check out fashion blogs, magazines and will meet with press to see what they say about our clothing lines.||We’ll Learn: Sewing, Press Writing.We’ll Meet: Bloggers and Press||Individual Price: $800||each additional week $600|
|Week 5:Aug 5 – 8 M-Th 11a-4p||Buy and Sell: How does clothing get from a designers showroom to a retail store? This week we’ll focus on how to sell our lines to real buyers. A trip to a trade-show and guest speakers will show us the fashion business.||We’ll Learn: Sewing, Retail Buying.We’ll Meet: Retail Buyers, & visit a Trade Show||Individual Price: $800||each additional week $600|
|Week 6:Aug 12-15 M-Th 11a-4p||Photo Shoot: With our collections coming together it is time to create a look book. Students will cast models and have their very own photo shoot featuring their designs.||We’ll Learn: Sewing, Model Casting, Styling.We’ll Visit: Photo Studio & meet a stylist||Individual Price: $800||each additional week $600|
|Week 7:Aug 19-22 M-Th 11a-4p||Fashion Show: Now that our lines are ready and buyer approved we will hold our fashion show. Models, stylists, and make-up artists will show off our lines at their best!||We’ll Learn: Sewing, Fashion Show Production||Individual Price: $800||each additional week $600|