Do you want a meaningful and creative career but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of stitching and sewing and work in teams to create clothing for a LA fashion brand. Make new friends, gain confidence in your creativity and carve out a direction for a successful future.
Project Fashion introduces students to a wide variety of careers in the fashion industry. It goes beyond just the craft of designing, but also into the business of making a living in fashion. The program is focused on designing and developing different product categories for established brands. Students will discover jobs that they didn’t even know existed such as trend forecaster, technical designer, stylist, product developer, brand manager and more.
Working as a collaborative team, students will stimulate and engage their creativity through developing a product line for an existing company, consistent with its brand profile. There will be a variety of creative hands-on projects in various workshops, developed for different skill levels. The projects incorporate branding, market research, trend forecasting, creative design, mood boards, theme concepts, color palettes, flat sketching, fabrics, trims and details to create a cohesive collection for a specific target consumer and season.
Experience Los Angeles
We put together a fun and meaningful activities beyond the classroom, creating a balance of learning and new experiences with new friends. Soak it all in in Southern California with days off campus with local shopping excursions, hip restaurants, and beach days, not to mention Universal Studios. Activities include:
- Universal Studios
- Venice Beach
- Warner Brothers Studio Tour
- The Broad
- Karaoke Party
Live at USC
You will live in the University of Southern California’s (USC) dorms to see what it’s like to live on a college campus and enjoy all the perks! In addition to the food provided at USC, you will taste our favorite local spots, catered meals, and food trucks.
So this summer, let your imagination run wild in LA and see what kind of magic you can create.
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I’m not exaggerating when I say that going to Project Fashion LA for two weeks was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I got to live in college dorms with amazing roommates (all 7 of them) who I still keep in touch with. The instructors and counselors were so helpful and friendly both during AND outside of classes that I even miss having them around to check up on us. As a rising senior (graduating 2019) in high school, the whole camp was a great opportunity for me to experience what it’s like to attend a college and study in a prospective major. The time flew by so quickly that I’m hoping to come back next year as a counselor to learn and see even more.
I had a great time on this camp because I learned so much about fashion and went to so many cool places. The counselors and staff were fantastic and a big thanks to them for helping me with my injury - when I got sick they made sure I was taken care of, so thank you.
This was my first time going somewhere alone and California is really far. The project fashion team assured my mom so many times as she was really scared. Project fashion was honestly the highlight of my summer. It was a great experience for me. Everyone was so nice and I made great friends there. Shout out to the whole team for making my summer. It was great to learn so much about fashion while having fun in LA with friends. Thank you so much everyone. And for anyone who’s thinking about doing this program and reading my reviews right now definitely go, you will make so many new friends and learn so much.
Project Fashion was easily the most incredible experience of my life. The classroom time of the program allows you to delve into the many different factors of the fashion industry. Each day you are learning about yet another job within the industry that many never knew existed. The classes are completely hands-on, letting you see what it really takes to get a product from concept to market. I couldn't have asked for anything more; the Experience America team has truly created a perfect formula. The staff of the program were absolutely incredible. They really focus on making the experience personal and make it their number one goal to have you feel safe and comfortable. I always felt right at home. Another incredibly unique thing about this program was being able to bond with people who shared my same passion for fashion design. We were such a diverse group, but we were able to mesh perfectly, starting with the common ground of fashion. I made connections on this trip that I know I will be able to use in the professional world, and I have made friendships that I am sure will be lifelong. The amazing thing about this program is that you also get to experience the different areas of LA, which is a key area for the fashion industry. The activities allowed us to grow closer as a group and just let loose. Signing up for Project Fashion was the best thing that I ever did, and I wouldn't change the experience for the world.
I just got back from this program today and I absolutely loved it! I loved the staff, teachers, counselors, and especially the other campers! I learned so much about fashion and specifically learned more about the product development side of the fashion industry. We got the opportunity to go on company tours that gave all of us campers a look inside what it is like to actually work in fashion. I loved it at Project Fashion and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in design or the business side of the industry.