Join The Fashion Class this summer, NYC’s only fashion design and sewing camp for teens that teaches both sewing and the business side of fashion. No sewing experience required.
Created by The Fashion Class’ owner Kerri Quigley, our teen fashion camp curriculum highlights various aspects of the fashion industry from magazine publishing to entrepreneurship and how to start your own clothing line.
I designed the teen curriculum to combine some of our most popular fashion activities like styling and marketing with an emphasis on starting your own clothing line. When I was in high school all I wanted to do was run a fashion business but I didn’t know anyone who could help. During my senior year of high school and throughout college I started and ran my own line Kerri Renae – I learned a whole lot and met people in the industry. The line eventually sold internationally and I even had a deal with Bloomingdales! I think it’s important for our teen campers to meet real fashion designers, real stylists and make their own connections (with a little help from us). They’ll see different sides of fashion; the design side, the marketing and business side and really get hands on experience to help them decide which career path they may want to take later on. – Kerri Q., Founder
The Fashion Class is a year round program and facility (Since 2010!) that teaches teens sewing, draping, marketing and merchandising all throughout the school year and summer. We have our own loft style studio featuring a sewing room, art room, two bathrooms and lunch area. Our camp instructors are graduates of fashion and art programs at some of the best fashion schools in the world, like Parsons The New School for Design and FIT. Our instructors also work in the industry as designers, stylists and fashion illustrators.
Our fashion camp is for serious fashionistas who want to make their designs and dreams a reality!
Things you will learn:
- How to Sew
- Draping and/or pattern making
- Marketing yourself as a designer
- Fashion Illustration (perfect for your college application portfolio)
- Styling; each camp week ends with a professional photo shoot
- Plus meet awesome people who actually work in the fashion industry!
Join us as we sew, drape, shop at Mood Designer Fabrics and go on amazing trips to meet real fashion industry pros! Our past trips have included Marchesa, Tommy Hilfiger, Marie Claire magazine, Austin Scarlett and more. We also show you the manufacturing and marketing side of fashion through special lessons and guest speakers. Finally our camp wouldn’t be complete without trips to the best fashion exhibits at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.
Campers can join for 1+ weeks of camp (no lessons or activities will repeat) Each day will involve sewing in our fully equipped studio, illustration plus a field trip or guest speaker to give insight into this fabulous industry!
Past trips and speakers include; Marchesa, CFDA Fashion Incubator, Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Tory Burch, Metropolitan Museum of Art, FIT Museum, Alice + Olivia and so many more. Check out our gallery of past camps to see some of our trips, guests and activities.