Learn what it takes to become a fashion designer! You'll discover the basic elements of fashion sketching, illustration, construction, collection development, fabric selection, marketing, branding, and creating your very own collection. All online! We'll examine works 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 virtual field trip to visit a working designer, where you'll see the whole process in action! You will try your hand at a small no sewing project, like revamping your jeans, making them into shorts, and learning what it is takes to be a Stylist! Students will leave the program with a sketchbook full of designs, inspiration, mood board, their own set of design tools, and a final 2D or 3D project which will be a finalized illustrated collection of 6-12 runway designs!
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Online camp will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day
Camp - $400
The Fashion Design camp is designed to accommodate both absolute beginners and students with some drawing or fashion design experience.
Alexandra Parsons (Fashion Design) 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 tenth 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 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 an experience tech company, Olympos. This is El’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Fashion Design students will need to have:
- An 11x14 sketchbook
- A beginner’s set of paints (either watercolor or gouache)
Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent four weeks before your camp.