Inside the Industry: Breaking Into the World of Fashion

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Taught by Bob Bland

I'm a fashion designer, entrepreneur and community art advocate. Since 2006, my brand Brooklyn Royalty has been locally made + sourced in the USA. I've also designed at Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Triple Five Soul, Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic + enjoy sharing my knowledge of the industry with others. Her latest project is Manufacture NY.

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Everything the fashion industry has taught me over the past 10 years — condensed into 1 ½ hours.

Perfect for aspiring designers of any experience level, you will leave this class with a (1) clear, realistic picture of the fashion opportunities available and (2) an organized action plan to get started today. You will get:

• A comprehensive introduction to all levels of NYC fashion, from couture to designer to corporate
• A practical how-to guide, with handouts and real-world examples, of how to score your first fashion internship or job
• Professional advice and contact info from specific companies & agencies that helped to jump-start my career
• An overview of freelance design as a great introduction to corporate brands and
• Discussion on The Indie Route - "Should I launch my own line instead?"

There will be an open Q&A at the end of class, so feel free to bring all your burning questions. My goal is to help every student get closer to their dream fashion internship or job. Forget the economy, the only collateral that really matters in fashion is talent.

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