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Fashion Experience Camp for Teens In New York 14 Days

Dates and Tuition

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Weekly course hours – 20

Age Range - 15-18 yrs

Session DatesDuration
2 weeks
2 weeks

Experience the Business of Fashion in New York City

For teens who love all aspects of fashion and dream of living in New York City… the Fashion Experience will bring dreams to life as participants get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the world of fashion. LIM College and Westcoast Connection Teen Summer Programs have collaborated in New York City to provide an exceptional fashion career experience for you – the next generation of industry professionals. From learning how to forecast fashion trends and working with a celebrity stylist, to directing an editorial photoshoot, this Fashion Experience for teens will bring your runway dreams to life. Get inspired as you learn the ins and outs of the business of fashion from industry professionals who will be leading your sessions. Capitalize on the opportunity to network with notable executives, designers and artists as you get face-to-face time with them during site visits.

Fashion Component

**Fashion Curriculum Details:**Facilitated by instructors with decades of experience, this 2-week immersive program allows high school students to experience the business of fashion. Learn the most current fashion business practices through interactive sessions covering merchandising, retailing, marketing, social & fashion media, and trend forecasting! Create life-long connections through group projects and small-group discussions with industry experts. On this program, you will:

  • Hear from guest speakers
  • Learn trendspotting techniques
  • Enjoy exclusive showroom and site visits
  • Brainstorm a new business and pitch it live to a panel of fashion professionals
  • Direct a live fashion photoshoot
  • Create inspiration boards and a mini fashion collection portfolio
  • Participate in workshops led by fashion industry experts
  • Create a digital fashion magazine and host a launch party
  • Attend a college admissions & career boot camp 101 session
  • Work on a real fashion industry project among LIM interns

Week 1: Fashion Business 101 Introduction to the Fashion Business - students will be introduced to the broad scope of the business of fashion, which includes the areas of fashion merchandising and marketing, fashion media and entrepreneurship. The Business of Fashion Merchandising and Trend Forecasting - Understanding trends is the foundation of a successful fashion brand. Utilizing industry databases and resources, students will learn how to analyze and interpret upcoming fashion trends. Students will understand what trend forecasters and fashion merchandisers do daily and create a mood board and color palette. College Admission 101 and Career Boot Camp - Students will spend the day meeting with a LIM Admissions counselor to explore fashion majors and more and discover tips and tricks that stand out in the college application and admissions process. Also, a Career and Internship Services Faculty Member will introduce students to a variety of careers within the fashion industry and beyond on National Intern Day, 7-28-2022! **Fashion Styling Part 1 - **Working with a celebrity stylist, students will explore the role of a stylist as well as how to make an impactful fashion campaign. Students will work together to style an actual photoshoot with makeup artists, hair stylists and a photographer. Week 2: Implementing New Fashion Business Skills Fashion Styling Part 2 - Continue working with a celebrity stylist, students will explore the role of a stylist as well as how to make an impactful fashion campaign. Students will work together to style an actual photoshoot with makeup artists, hair stylists and a photographer. Inside Fashion Media & Making a Digital Magazine - Explore the roles of fashion, beauty, styling, and content creators. Students will brainstorm a concept and create a digital fashion magazine and host a launch party. Fashion Merchandising - Students will visit local fashion businesses such as Puma, Nike and Adidas to explore their facilities and to experience the day-to-day life of a fashion merchandiser. Intern for a Day: Work on a Real Fashion Industry Project! - Work on an exclusive real-world industry project hosted by industry expert and LIM alum, Sabrina Moscola, Sr. Technical Developer, Jewelry & Accessories at Target.

Weekday Schedule: **8:15 AM ** Wake Up **8:45 AM ** Breakfast **10:00 AM - 12:00 PM **Morning Fashion Session **12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ** Lunch **2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ** Field Visit, Guest Speaker or Afternoon Fashion Session 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM New York City Activity Highlight 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner Out in One of NYC’s Most Famous Neighborhoods **9:00 PM - 11:00 PM ** Evening Activity

Prestigious Fashion Partner:LIM College Considered one of the Best Fashion Schools in the World according to The Business of Fashion, LIM College, founded in 1939, places a large emphasis on the connection between real-world experience and academic study. LIM’s close-knit community connects students with alumni, industry partners, and professional networks, preparing them for lifelong success in the dynamic business of fashion and its many related industries. Meet a LIM College Alumni Expert from one of the Following Companies:

  • Authentic Brands Group
  • Bloomingdales
  • Target
  • Daily Front Row
  • DevaCurl
  • Hudson Yards
  • John Varvatos
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Refinery 29
  • Tory Burch
  • Trunk Club

**College Admissions 101 and Career Boot Camp:**Learn from the LIM admissions team as they offer you advice & tips on applying for college. Current LIM Interns will share their stories and experiences on what the college application process was like for them and will give you the insider scoop on finding fashion internships.

**Industry Visits:**Venture out of the classroom and pay a visit to the following iconic fashion brands: Kate Spade Kate Spade New York is an American luxury fashion design house, part of the tapestry house of brands. Michael Kors Michael Kors is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready to wear. His labels include Michael Kors Collection, MICHAEL Michael Kors, and Michael Kors Men. Ralph Lauren Ralph Lauren Corporation is an American publicly traded fashion company that was founded in 1967 by American fashion designer Ralph Lauren. The company is headquartered in New York City, and it produces products ranging from the mid-range to the luxury segments. Macy’s Macy's is an iconic American chain of department stores founded in 1858 by Rowland Hussey Macy.

What it’s Like

Explore your interest in the fashion industry and enjoy exciting city highlights. The perfect balance of learning, career exploration, and unforgettable summer fun.

Certificate of Completion

Receive a letter certifying the completion of the program. Letters of recommendation are also available.

Engaging Industry Insight

Meet experienced industry professionals who are ready to share their knowledge with you.


Stay in a modern NYC hotel.


Includes breakfast and dinner daily. Enjoy a variety of great options at the dining hall and local restaurants.


Central Park ** **Take a stroll through Central Park, the most visited city park in the United States as well as one of the most filmed locations in the world. Times Square ** **Explore the liveliest street juncture of New York! Known as “The Crossroads of the World”, keep your eyes peeled for street performers, ABC’s Time Square Studios, Planet Hollywood, MTV headquarters and much more! Top of the Rock ** **See the most breathtaking view of New York City from an observation deck 70 floors high! At the top of Rockefeller Center are three observation decks with unbelievable 360-degree views. Experience a glass ceiling sky shuttle lift you 850 feet into the heavens overlooking all of the city’s attractions and the beautiful skyline. Harbor Boat Ride aboard the BEAST ** **Experience a thrilling speedboat ride that zooms down the Hudson River at speeds up to 45 mph. Zoom within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty to a rockin’ soundtrack and an awesome and fun interactive captain and crew. The National September 11 Memorial Visit the beautifully designed monument made to commemorate the past as well as inspire hope for the future. The site of Ground Zero draws millions of people and is a must-see to pay tribute when traveling to New York. South Street Seaport ** **This active waterfront location nestled between the Brooklyn Bridge and the canyons of Wall Street is the gateway to Lower Manhattan’s rich maritime history and cultural diversity. Experience exciting entertainment, unique shopping and dining, cultural activities, and much more. Smorgasburg & Brooklyn Flea Market One of the most popular tourist destinations in Brooklyn, The New York Times called Smorgasburg “The Woodstock of Eating.”Smorgasburg & Brooklyn Flea Market features foods, beverages, and treats from 100+ vendors from New York City and across the region. Chinatown Taste the greatest assortment of Chinese delicacies you can imagine. Find the best Dim sum spots; try specialty soups, and devour dumplings while exploring the many cultural and ethnic multiplicities Chinatown has to offer. The High Line A public park built on a historic freight rail line raised above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side, featuring expansive views of the Hudson River, art displays, open-air café’s, as well as numerous culinary delights. Distinct to The High Line are beautiful gardens and overlooks with water features lining the pathway of the park. Chelsea Originally home to warehouses and non-operational railroads, Chelsea has transformed into a contemporary art district and rising hotspot of New York City, with highlights such as the Chelsea market (an indoor marketplace and mecca for gourmet food lovers), and Chelsea Piers (a sports and entertainment complex on the waterfront, featuring a roller rink, ice rink, and bowling alley). Times Square and Midtown West Labeled as “The City That Never Sleeps”, Midtown West is the largest business district in the United States. A melting pot of travel and culture, attractions include the Broadway Theater District, Times Square, The Times Warner Center (a luxury shopping district), Museum of Modern Art, Bryant Park, and Madison Square Garden, a famous arena (home to notable events such as championship boxing, Rangers & Knick’s games and music concerts). Meatpacking District Not to be misled by its name, the meatpacking district is a very trendy neighborhood in Manhattan. Its historical importance as a market-filled industrial center has not been lost, however the district has transformed into a popular nightspot with late-night venues and eateries galore. Greenwich Village One of the oldest and trendiest districts of New York, “the village” as it is referred to, has retained much of its charm and historic character over the years. At the center is Washington Square Park, serving as an unofficial quad for NYU students and a popular hang-out spot. SoHo A bustling neighborhood of Lower Manhattan with art galleries, exclusive boutiques, chic hotels, and stylish restaurants, SoHo is a hub for retail therapy, with a variety of luxury trademark clothing, designers, and trendy bars and restaurants. Brooklyn The second largest city in the United States, Brooklyn is home to many of New York’s top attractions including The Brooklyn Bridge, Botanic Garden in Prospect Park, Flea market, Historical Society, and Coney Island. Little Italy Manhattan’s Little Italy is a haven for family, tradition, community, celebration along with culinary pleasures.

Flight to New York ** **As a participant on our Fashion Experience program, you may fly to New York City and be greeted upon arrival and enjoy complimentary transfer (for flights in designated times) from the airport to our hotel. For those requiring, we are happy to assist you with arranging flights to and from the program. If you prefer, you may be dropped off directly at our hotel and meet your staff there. Return Flight Home from New York ** **For your return from New York for flights in designated times, we provide airport transfer and our leaders help you to check in and remain in the airport until flights have departed. Food & Meals ** **A big part of your summer program’s success depends on how well you eat. We are proud of the fact that year after year we are complimented for our quality, quantity and choice of food! Enjoy a delicious breakfast with a healthy variety of hot and cold choices. For lunch, you enjoy the choice of eating in smaller groups and choosing from local cafés and small restaurants. For dinner, either the whole group goes to the same restaurant or we divide into smaller groups to sample quainter places with a variety of cuisines. Food options are varied and plentiful. We have satisfied the choosiest of eaters and gladly accommodate most special dietary requests including vegetarian, anaphylactic food allergies, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, and kosher style. We welcome discussing your individual requirements with you and have extensive experience in this area. Laundry ** **You will only need one week’s worth of clothing as outlined in the packing list that will be sent to you prior to departure. You will have the opportunity to do laundry at your convenience by dropping it off at a local wash and fold service and then pick it up clean, folded and ready to go. What’s Included ** **Included in your program tuition is all lodging, breakfast and dinner daily, recreation & entertainment listed, day excursions, Wi-Fi, airport transfers in designated times, gratuities & taxes.

Session Dates

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