Overview

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.

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
International Center of Photography
The New York Times newsroom and/or printing press.

Previous speakers include:

Carol Squiers, Fashion Curator, International Center of Photography
Vanessa Friedman, Chief Fashion Critic, The New York Times
Stephanie Benedetto, co-founder of Queen of Raw and fashion industry insider
April Johnson, founder and director of New York-based clothing line, Alasdair

Cost and Session Information

Day Program: $5,150*

Residential Program: $5,750*

Dates: June 09 - June 21

*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.

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