Saturday Fashion Lab

Are you a high school or college student? Do you love fashion?  If you answered yes, then consider spending Saturdays with us this fall or spring. What better way to learn about fashion-related careers and prepare for your future by taking classes at the only college devoted exclusively to the business of fashion.

We offer two Saturday Fashion Lab sessions yearly: one in the fall and one in the spring. You can choose one of five available courses per session. Each session consists of five classes held on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Fashion Labs are open to all high school students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades are welcome to participate in the program.

Registration Guidelines & Tuition

You can take only one course during each session of the Saturday Fashion Lab. Registration will be accepted up until the first day of class. The tuition for each course is $250. 

Full refund (minus a $25 processing fee) will be given up until the Monday before each Saturday course begins. No refunds thereafter. Should you need to cancel a course, you must email the Associate Director of Pre-College Programs, Jennifer Bullis,


Session I: October 24, 2015 – November 21, 2015

Introduction to Fashion Buying
The Stylist's Role
Inside the Fashion Business
Fashion Marketing 
Fashion Magazines 

Session II: February 20, 2016 – March 19, 2016

Project Fashion 
The Stylist's Role 
Fashion Blogger Boot Camp
Introduction to Fashion PR
Introduction to Fashion Buying

Course Descriptions

Introduction to Fashion Buying: Learn what it takes to be a buyer in the retail industry, including selecting and developing products for customers.

The Stylist's Role: Learn about fashion styling, from publications to live events, including how to conceptualize and execute a live fashion shoot.

Inside the Fashion Business: Gain an insider's look at the fashion business by learning how merchandising, retailing, and forecasting all play a part in creating a fashion line.

Fashion Marketing: Are you interested in learning how fashion products are marketed to consumers? In this class, students will lean how to understand consumer behavior, identify target market segments, and be introduced to the marketing concepts that are applied to today's dynamic and global fashion business.

Fashion Magazines: Learn how a fashion magazine business is organized and operated, including the terminology used in the industry, and then create your own magazine concept.

Project Fashion: Conceptualize and create a mini fashion collection by learning the process of fashion forecasting and product development.

Fashion Blogger Boot Camp: Learn how to write about fashion for an online audience and how to promote your site on various social media platforms through this workshop.

Introduction to Fashion PR: Learn the function of public relations in the fashion industry and how fashion events and social media are integrated into a company's promotional plan.

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