NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wearable technology, 3-D printing, pop-up retailing, and "citizen stylists" are just some of the trends in the retail fashion industry. To help young people prepare for the ever-changing fashion business, FashionCampNYC, an 8-year old summer program, has introduced two new options for 2015:
- Fashion Week Camp from FashionCampNYC is a one-day intensive experiential program on Friday, February 13th at WeWork Bryant Park, during which "campers" ages 12-18 will visit the tent at Lincoln Center, get exclusive tours of both a shoe showroom and a full-service embellishment factory, and hear from Coach executives about retail fashion career options. The program is limited to 15 spots and is close to selling-out. It was marketed mainly to past summer camp attendees and response was immediate and positive.
- Fashion Tech Talks is a new series of tours and field trips that will be introduced this summer as part of the sold-out FashionCampNYC, a one-week experience that teaches tweens and teens the basics of retail fashion – from branding to merchandising to fashion journalism. Previous speakers have included designer wunderkind Isabella Rose Taylor and executives from Neiman Marcus, Sam Edelman, and Theory, as well as fashion publicists, stylists, and bloggers.
Says Gordon Josey, Founder and Director of FashionCampNYC, "We've heard from parents that kids are preparing for college, fashion school, and retail fashion careers at a very early age. Our programs expose Fashion Campers to so many different career options and give them amazing networking opportunities. We've invited them to runway shows, book signings, and other events in the off-season and are now formally expanding those opportunities and creating an all-day intensive program – that's fun and educational!"
Founded in 2007, FashionCampNYC is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan at LIM - The College for the Business of Fashion. It offers four five-day extensive fashion programs exploring the world of retail fashion led by some of New York's top fashion industry professionals, as well as special programming year-round. Campers develop their own brands, hear from industry professionals and taste-makers, and visit retailers, showrooms, and fashion exhibits around New York City. Teen campers from all over the world entering 8th through 12th grades attend our summer fashion camp and get a jumpstart on their careers in retail fashion.
For more information: Emily Friedman
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