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Saturday Fashion Lab

SATURDAY FASHION LAB 2013-2014:

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Are you a high school student? Do you love fashion? Are you thinking about where you want to attend college?  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 six available courses per session. Each session consists of five classes held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuition for each course: $250

Session I: October 26 – November 23


Fashion Buying
Fashion Show Production
Fashion Styling
Inside the Fashion Business
Fashion Magazines
The Vintage Clothing Industry 

Fashion Buying
Buyers travel the world in search of the latest fashions for retailers and wholesalers. This course teaches you the ins and outs of being a professional buyer, including how to analyze fashion trends and understanding why people buy the clothes they do.

Fashion Show Production
Learn how to plan and promote a fashion show. Topics covered will include: concept, music selection, stage design, merchandise selection, styling, model selection, and public relations.

Fashion Styling
Explore opportunities in fashion styling, from publications to live events. Learn the stylist's responsibilities and tricks of the trade.  You will learn about and practice the specific steps required to conceptualize and execute the final project, a live fashion photo shoot.

Inside the Fashion Business
In this course, industry professionals give you an insider's look at the fashion business. You'll learn how merchandising, retailing, and forecasting all play a role in the creation of a fashion line.

Fashion Magazines
This introduction to the magazine business focuses on the way a magazine is organized and operates as well as the terminology used in the industry.  The course culminates in the creation of your own original magazine concept.

The Vintage Clothing Industry
This course covers the history of vintage clothing and fabrics as well as its influence on the fashion business today. Students will learn about the organization of the vintage business from estate sale auctions, vintage dealers to industry archives and onto designer runways. Field trips will be made to a flea market and vintage stores.

Session II: February 15 – March 22 (no class March 8th) 


Celebrity Styling
Fashion Buying
Fashion Forecasting
Fashion Photography
The Skills of Career Development 
Project Fashion!

Celebrity Styling
Interested in styling celebrities for media, fashion events, and the red carpet? Topics covered will include: borrowing samples, doing fittings, and on-set work. The course leads up to a fashion shoot with a professional photographer, hair and make up artist, and model.

Fashion Buying
Buyers travel the world as they select merchandise. Learn about this process as you analyze fashion trends and discover why people buy the clothes they do.

Fashion Forecasting
This course explores fashion forecasting at all industry levels, focusing on trend identification, analysis, and synthesis. Students learn terminology, timing, sources of inspiration, research tools, and presentation techniques.

Fashion Photography
Learn about photography in the fashion industry. This hands-on course will cover lighting, composition and balance, model casting, location scouting, and film editing.

The Skills of Career Development
Learn to market and present yourself professionally. "Discover" who you are through personality tests and assess how to develop "skills" needed to succeed in a professional work environment. A tentative career plan will be developed.

Project Fashion!
This course offers you the challenge to conceptualize and create a fashion collection because in fashion - "one day you're in and the next day your out!" Students will be introduced to the exciting process of fashion forecasting and product development. You will plan, create and develop a mini collection for a fashion retailer. Please note: No drawing or sewing experience needed.

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Registration Guidelines & Tuition
You can take only one course during each session of 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 e-mail the program coordinator.

*LIM College reserves the right to cancel classes if enrollment is insufficient, with a full refund to the student.



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