Take your interest in fashion to the next level! Offered in the fall and spring, Saturday Fashion Lab is a pre-college fashion workshop that gives students a better understanding of different topics and fields within the fashion industry. Students will participate in workshops to gain introductory knowledge about fashion, including buying and retailing, styling, fashion marketing, event planning, trend forecasting, merchandising, and product development.
All Saturday Fashion Workshops are led by LIM College graduates working in that course’s area of focus. Students will hear about the LIM journey that prepared these alumni for their current field—classes they took, internships they completed, opportunities and connections they made—and learn what a typical workday is like.
This program is open to all high school students and recent high school graduates. Classes are held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday.
Fall 2019 Offerings
Please select up to four courses from the following list. Where you see two courses offered on the same date, please select ONE.
Workshop in Product Development & Merchandising (10/26)
Product Development & Merchandising is continually evolving in today’s fast paced market. In this workshop, an LIM alum who works in the accessories division of a major designer fashion brand will help you understand the importance of the product, and how to research and tap into new trends. You’ll also get to conceptualize ideas for a future fashion collection.
Workshop in Digital & Interactive Media (11/9)
Interested to learn how digital imagery, text, and social media all work together to build interactive fashion product campaigns? In this workshop, an LIM graduate working in media will show you how to develop an idea for an interactive media plan to reach new consumers for a fashion company.
Workshop in Branding & Influencer Marketing (11/16)
The role of the influencer has become a vital part of the fashion and beauty business in recent years. In this workshop, you’ll explore how influencers collaborate with brands to drive new business. One of your projects will be to choose an influencer and then create an idea for a product brand they can collaborate with.
Workshop in Buying and Planning (11/16)
This workshop will be led by an LIM alum who is an associate buyer for a major retail chain. In it, you’ll learn what it’s like to be a buyer, shopping the market, meeting suppliers, and planning an assortment of product for hundreds of stores to sell. You’ll also create a mini seasonal buying plan for a fashion category!
Workshop in Event Planning (11/23)
This workshop is led by an LIM graduate currently working for an events company. You’ll learn about typical kinds of event experiences, as well as how to choose the right theme, the right venue, and more. You will also conceptualize an idea for a future fashion event experience!
Workshop in Styling (11/23)
Styling is all about creating a unique image and presence for your subject. Here, you’ll learn all about the business of fashion styling—editorial, celebrity—and create a concept and look to style a client. You’ll also learn how to start your own styling business!
Workshop in Event Planning & Styling: Film X Fashion (2/1)
In this workshop, you’ll plan the premiere or screening of a film using fashion terminology and the knowledge you’ll gain about event planning.
Workshop in Merchandising & Marketing: The Best of Both Worlds (2/8)
Two LIM alumni now working at major brands will show you how fashion products are designed, developed, merchandised, and eventually marketed. To understand the importance of a product and its message, you’ll also build your own concept and experience the lifecycle of a product.
Workshop in Email Marketing & CRM (2/29)
Here, you’ll learn the importance of segmentation and personalization through email marketing, one of the many important digital marketing channels used to reach customers.
Workshop in Shopping as a Buyer (3/7)
Competitive shopping is one of the most important tools for a buyer working in fashion and retail. In this workshop, you will learn how to compare an assortment among different retailers.
Registration is accepted up until the first day of each session. Feel free to register for all four days, or pick and choose the days you want to attend!
$75 per individual workshop
$250 package for all four days
A full refund, minus a $25 processing fee, is given up until the Monday before each Saturday course begins. No refunds thereafter. To cancel a registration, you must email the Pre-College Programs Manager.
LIM College reserves the right to cancel a class if enrollment is insufficient and will issue full refunds in those cases.
Pre-College Programs Manager
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