Get a hands-on experience with exciting new innovations in the fashion industry and examine how technology impacts a shopper’s relationship with clothing and accessories.
From fitness trackers to the in-home accessibility of 3-D printers, the world of fashion is constantly evolving and becoming more personalized as it becomes more technical. This course explores the future of fashion by focusing on areas that are currently generating widespread public discourse. Students may consider topics such as wearable technology, 3D printing, and ethical fashion, to name a few.
After in-depth research and discussion in the classroom, as well as out in New York – a city known for its fashion entrepreneurs and start-ups — students will re-imagine their sense of how, why and where fashion is heading in the foreseeable future and will imagine and present a small capsule collection of clothing sketches inspired by their course research.
Summer Academy enables students to dive deep into a course of study, sharpening skills for their academic and professional futures. Each course is carefully designed to suit student interests and encourage intellectual curiosity.
• Students will learn basic fashion illustration skills to provide groundwork for expressing their individual design ideas.
• The course will include discussions and readings that explore cultural, technological and entrepreneurial aspects of fashion and the fashion industry.
• Students will create a portfolio of five to seven designs and inspirations for the future based on knowledge gained in the course and present their work on the last day of class.
• Site visits will vary based on the instructors and terms. Previous courses have visited: the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Lab (an incubator and resource for technology entrepreneurs), Mood Fabrics and the New York Garment District and International Center of Photography. Students will also have the opportunity to visit The New York Times newsroom and/or The Times printing press.
• Speakers and lecturers will vary with the instructors and terms. Previous speakers include: Sarah Scaturro (Head Conservator, Costume Institute), Carol Squiers (Fashion Curator, International Center of Photography), anessa Friedman (Chief Fashion Critic, The New York Times), Stephanie Benedetto (co-founder of Queen of Raw and fashion industry insider) and April Johnson (founder and director of New York-based clothing line, Alasdair).
Please note: All information is subject to change at the discretion of The School of The New York Times.
Cost and Session Information
Day Program: $5,225*
Residential Program: $5,825*
Dates: June 7 - June 19
*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.