Joe Zee, the Creative Director of ELLE magazine, and Rob Younkers, fashion designer and Adjunct Associate Professor at Parsons the New School for Design have joined to create STITCHED Fashion Camp, the newest trend for young, aspiring designers eager to get a sneak peek into the fashion industry! The ultimate “behind the seams” experience, STITCHED was created to encourage and develop adolescents’ love of fashion, with a goal to nurture creativity and passion for fashion.
For the first time this summer, co-founders Younkers and Zee invite young innovators to join them at Guild Hall in East Hampton to learn about fashion design and styling from top industry experts. From August 5–16, fashion’s future stars will get their first glimpse into this creative industry with instruction on everything from illustration and construction to styling and visual merchandising. Boys and girls, ages 10-14, and of all skill levels are welcome.
Under the guidance of instructors and industry insiders, participants will be guided through the entire design process from “beginning to hemmed.” Designers will develop a concept, create inspiration boards, fabric and color stories, and illustrate a six-look collection for Spring/Summer 2014. The young designers will then turn their ideas into runway ready garments with hands-on instruction in pattern making, draping and construction techniques. Once their garments have been made, they will get their first taste of fashion styling as they step into the STITCHED Fashion Closet with Zee to accessorize the look. The summer day camp will culminate with an open studio presentation of the designers’ inspiration boards, illustrated collections and styling photos. They will also have the opportunity to display or wear their final look.
Find out more at stitchedfashioncamp.com.