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Will YOU Be Attending Fashion Campus NYC?

Jun 14, 2011 By Vaneza

Although Los Angeles is finally making it’s way to becoming part of the forefront for fashion, everyone knows that the current mecca in the US is New York City. A while ago we told you about Mayor Bloomberg’s FashionNYC2020, a year long examination of the hardships the fashion industry faces and how the city could better capitalize on it’s assets to maintain it’s priority as a center for fashion. What became of this was a 6-initiative plan to help boost NYC’s fashion industry.

Now, in their fourth initiative, The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has chosen Parsons The New School for Design to be the home of Fashion Campus NYC. Fashion Campus NYC is set to be an intensive weekend of workshops from July 15th-16th where attendees will have the chance to partake in various seminars and learn about all the different business aspects to New York City’s fashion. They have even tapped Parsons alum Derek Lam to give a keynote address at the event. Additionally, Parsons has educated generations of fashion designers, including Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Prabal Gurung and Proenza Schouler just to name a few.

Fashion Campus NYC is hoping that it will attract, educate and engage the next generation of design, management and merchant talent given that New York City’s fashion industry employs 165,000 people, accounting for 5.5 percent of the city’s workforce and generates nearly $2 billion in tax revenue annually. Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel said of the event that “by educating fashion’s future stars, and providing them with the opportunity to network with today’s industry leaders, Fashion Campus NYC is certain to strengthen New York City’s place as a global center for fashion.”

And the best news? All students welcome in attending may do so for FREE by registering online at http://fashioncampusnyc.com.


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  • Joy

    If you are in the NYC area and are into high fashion and great deals, then I’d check this out:

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  • http://twitter.com/FashionOutlier

    I’m attending this! I can’t wait!

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