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Introduction to Fashion Design

From the luxury and sophistication of the Upper East Side to the punk rock grit of the Lower East Side, New York City is a vibrant and diverse fashion center. Explore the fashion industry, from design to marketing and merchandising to styling, and find your individual style in this introductory course. We will explore the history and future of fashion through visits to the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and to the studios of designers of luxury accessories. Through fashion sketching, you will create a signature look and then build toward sketching a six-piece collection by the end of the course. As a student enrolled in this course, you will learn the fundamentals of a fashion career by meeting industry leaders, including designers, merchandisers, and stylists, and you will discuss design, craft, construction, and trend spotting. Learn what it takes to succeed in the fashion industry today. Please note that this course does not include hands-on experience with sewing or garment construction.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A six-piece collection that you have sketched
  • The fundamentals of a fashion career

Ideal for

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students who are interested in a career in fashion.
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.