LIM College's Summer Fashion Lab to Highlight Tech, Social Media Marketing

2/24/2015
New York City's LIM College is now accepting registrations for its 2015 Summer Fashion Lab program for high school and visiting college students.

Among this year's courses are:

Fashion+Tech: This brand-new course will delve into the burgeoning trends of wearable technology and athletic apparel and show how design and technology are merging to create new and exciting fashion products.

Fashion Speaker Series:  Students will have the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions with fashion insiders including stylists, buyers, bloggers, and successful LIM alumni.

Fashion Field Trips: Students will visit New York City fashion companies to meet buyers, publicists, trend-spotters, stylists and manufacturers and learn what it takes to succeed in a variety of fashion careers. In previous summers this class has visited a diverse array of companies, including Macy's, Buffalo Jeans, and Pronovias.

The Stylist's Role: This course explores opportunities in fashion styling, from publications to live events. Participants will learn about the stylist's role and responsibilities along with tricks of the trade. Students will also conceptualize and execute a live fashion photo shoot.

Fashion Blogger Boot Camp: Aspiring fashion writers will learn how to craft fashion-related blog and social media posts as they begin to acquire the skills needed to get started in the field.

Other courses include, but are not limited to: Introduction to Fashion PR, Event Planning, Fashion Forecasting, Fashion Magazines, Fashion Photography, Fashion Sketching & Drawing, Fashion Buying, and Social Media & Mobile Marketing.

LIM College's 2015 Summer Fashion Lab will run for four consecutive weeks, from July 6 – July 31. Non-credit courses are $250 each and courses that offer college credit are $425. Students are permitted to register for a total of up to 8 courses.

According to LIM College president Elizabeth S. Marcuse, "Our Summer Fashion Lab gives high school and visiting college students the exciting opportunity to study fashion in New York City. Taught by talented industry professionals at LIM College, with the City as their campus, Summer Fashion Lab participants will get a firsthand look at the many exciting career paths the fashion business has to offer."

This year, LIM College expects to enroll a record-setting 400+ students in its Summer Fashion Lab program. Last year, students came from as far away as Poland, Mexico, Brazil, California, Oregon, Texas and Montana to participate.

LIM College offers housing to Summer Fashion Lab students in its residence hall on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The residence hall has staff on duty around the clock and features air-conditioned double and triple rooms with private bathrooms. Summer Fashion Lab students who stay in the residence hall can also take part in activities such as New York City sightseeing tours and outings to Broadway shows.
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