Fashion Academy

Workshops for High School Students

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Want a head start on your
fashion career?

Join our Fall Fashion Academy and build your professional portfolio through one of our interactive workshops.

Priority registration deadline is September 20, 2021.

Things to know:

  • Students build a comprehensive project for their fashion portfolio.
  • Courses are noncredit, and students receive a certificate of completion.
  • Each course runs for two consecutive Saturdays on Zoom.
  • A student mentor will join the class to assist with projects and provide guidance and feedback.
  • An LIM alumni industry expert will attend the final class to provide project feedback and participate in a career Q&A.
  • Previous Fashion Academy participants are eligible for a discount.

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4 Classes to Choose from

Start-up Fashion: How to Build a Fashion and Lifestyle Brand

When: October 2 and October 9 @ 10am - 3pm EST (Total Workshop: 8 hours)

What you will learn and do:

  • Create a brand image, identity, and target consumer
  • Research and brainstorm an assortment plan of products to offer
  • Develop a marketing campaign
  • Discover what influencers and social media platforms are going to give you exposure
  • Create a mini business plan presentation for your start-up

Cost: $185

Styling: Fashion a Digital Editorial and Style

When: October 9 and October 16 @ 11am - 4pm EST (Total Workshop: 8 hours)

What you will learn and do:

  • Discover the three main specialties of fashion styling
  • Identify fall '21, winter '21/'22, and spring '22 fashion trends
  • Analyze the role of the Fashion Stylist within the creative team (art director, photographer, hairstylist, makeup artist, and talent)
  • Create a digital mood board portfolio for an editorial fashion story

Cost: $185

Fashion Merchandising: Create a Trend Forecast & Micro Collection

When: October 16 and October 23 @ 10:30am - 4pm EST (Total Workshop: 9 hours)

What you will learn and do:

  • Discover what trend forecasters and fashion merchandisers do
  • Learn the tools of building a trend board and line plan
  • Work in Adobe Illustrator—create a style—draw and design
  • Create a color story—design a pattern
  • Work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Create a micro collection portfolio

Cost: $195

Digital Marketing: Produce a Virtual Fashion Event

When: October 30 and November 6 @ 11am - 2:30pm EST (Total Workshop: 7 hours)

What you will learn and do:

  • Develop concepts for a virtual fashion show
  • Collaborate with classmates on fashion styling, beauty/hair, make-up, and visual components of the fashion show, including model selection
  • Analyze and improve on different methods to execute a show
  • Apply 3-D ideas on how to build a virtual runway/set
  • Determine music choice
  • Create a portfolio for a virtual event!

Cost: $175

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