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LIM Students Produce Special Fashion Week Magazine Section


The Daily Front Row’s semi-annual Fashion Week issue features a special insert on the “digital era” in fashion and new fashion technologies—entirely produced by a team of talented LIM College students.

Under the supervision of The Daily Front Row’s editorial team, the students began work on this project in the fall of 2015. This is the second year in a row LIM students have produced a “mini-magazine within the magazine” for The Daily Front Row. Once again, their work will reach a broad range of key influencers, including designers, editors, bloggers, and buyers.

The students were responsible for all aspects of their publication—from research and writing to photography and art direction. They worked directly with The Daily Front Row staff and received invaluable guidance and input as they learned firsthand about the vast amount of hard work required to produce a magazine.

“For me, the greatest benefit is that I get to see my own work—and my own byline—in a major fashion publication that is prominently featured during New York Fashion Week,” says junior Maranda Janky, who served as Managing Editor. “We also loved brainstorming ideas and coming up with a concept—fashion tech and the future of fashion—especially since we see ourselves as playing a prominent role in that future.”

Senior Ashley Heinke, who served as Editor in Chief, agrees.

“The students who worked on this project also work on LIM College’s student magazine, The Lexington Line, so it was exciting to see our efforts in a new context,” she says. “It really honed our skills. We learned a lot and were thrilled to work with the professionals at Daily Front Row.

Professor John Deming, Director of LIM College’s Writing Center, served as faculty advisor.

“This has been a really beneficial collaboration two years in a row now,” he says. “I’m really proud of everyone involved, and I’m grateful that students interested in writing and publishing can get this kind of real world experience.”

In addition to gaining writing, editing, marketing, and layout experience, the students also honed their abilities to become reliable journalists who meet deadlines and follow through on all expectations—skills that go well beyond the world of journalism.

Copies of the The Daily Front Row are now available in the LIM College Writing Center. Following is a list of students who participated and the roles they assumed:

  • Ashley Heinke: Editor-in-Chief
  • Maranda Janky: Managing Editor
  • Clarissa Hernandez: Executive Editor
  • Danyell Twyman: Fashion Editor
  • Brittany Minetti: News Editor
  • Pheanny Phen: Art Director