Public school fashion designers can look like some of the most famous and successful brands in the world. From Urban Outfitters to Nike to Tumi, these designers can learn about the secrets to becoming an iconic brand. But how do they do it? Here’s a quick guide to figuring out how to make your mark as a young fashion designer. But remember: these designers work in predominantly black colors and use a variety of textures and ideas.
Students from underrepresented groups often have a difficult time finding jobs in the fashion industry, but that shouldn’t stop them from trying. Urban Outfitters is one of the companies that are hiring public school fashion designers, and is attempting to diversify its workforce. In an effort to increase diversity at its company, it hired students from HBCUs for a summer internship. The program included mentorship programs and hands-on experience in every part of the design process.
The designers of Public School were selected by the CFDA for their emerging talent in menswear, and also received a grant from the CFDA and the Vogue Fashion Fund. Founded in 2008, the company has since grown to more than 30 locations around the world. In addition to retail stores, Public School designs are sold in top department stores such as Harvey Nichols in London, Isetan in Japan, and Ssense in Canada. Recently, the brand expanded to denim.
Public School’s fall menswear collection offered an intimate look behind the scenes. In the Meatpacking District, the studio is visible to pedestrians on West 14th Street. While most public school fashion shows do not include political content, the designers offered this behind the scenes look with photographer Mark Hartman. Guests included Alexander Wang president Rodrigo Bazan, as well as the press. Designers at Milk Studios …Public School Fashion Designers Read More