Learn what it takes to become a fashion designer! You'll discover the basic elements of fashion sketching, illustration, construction, collection development, bead work, and fabric selection. We'll examine work by famous designers, from Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs, and dive into the exciting world of fashion shows by learning the steps a designer goes through before, during and after Fashion Week. We'll even take a field trip to visit a working designer, where you'll see the whole process in action and get to try your hand at a small sewing project! Students will leave the program with a sketchbook full of designs and inspiration, their own set of design tools, and a final 2D or 3D project.
Monday, June 27, 2022 to Friday, July 1, 2022
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $460
The Fashion Design camp is designed to accommodate both absolute beginners and students with some drawing or fashion design experience.
Alexandra Parsons earned her B.F.A. in Fashion Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design and studied Fabric Design at the University of Georgia. She currently lives in New York City and works on her own clothing label, which has been sold at a local boutique and was featured on MTV. Alexandra previously held internships with Anne Barge, the prestigious Atlanta-based bridal designer, and JonValdi Couture (now Germán Valdivia) in New York City. While studying at SCAD-Atlanta, she founded a student fashion organization called Fashion Haus Atlanta, and served as a designer and organizer in several fashion shows. This is Alexandra's twelfth year as a Summer Academy instructor.
El Lewis received his Bachelors in Fashion Merchandising with an emphasis in Dress Sociology from The University of Georgia. He currently lives between New York City and Atlanta while working as a Creative Director and Fashion Editor/Stylist. He specializes in Styling, Brand Direction, Content Creation, Social Media Marketing and E-commerce Consultancy. His clients include Alexander Wang, Essence Magazine, Brides, Forbes, Barneys, Nordstrom, and Domestic and International Fashion tech start-ups. Lewis has now founded fashion tech company, O. STUDIO DESIGN. This is El’s fourth year as a Georgia Center Youth Programs instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you two weeks before camp begins.