Your Chance to Get to New York Fashion Week 2020
Each September during New York Fashion Week, 20 students join Sydney’s The Fashion Institute to travel to NYC to experience Fashion Week first hand. If you see yourself working in fashion, your chance to get to New York Fashion Week 2020 could happen this September!
It’s the students in the Institute’s February intake who are given the opportunity to travel to New York for NYFW Spring/Summer. The two week trip, organised by the college, hosts 20 students who are lucky enough to be selected. One week is spent exploring New York, visiting head offices and tourist attractions. After that the students are fully immersed in New York Fashion Week. In 2019, two of The Fashion Institute’s students assisted Dion Lee throughout Fashion Week.
In addition, students are involved in helping out at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney each May. They have the opportunity to work backstage with designers dressing models and preparing for the shows. Alternatively, they can opt for front-of-house duties by setting up seating arrangements, organising gift bags and assisting VIPs and guests before the shows.
Both weeks are very exciting for students of the college, who gain hands-on experience within the fashion industry.
But it’s not just about Sydney’s big week of fashion or New York Fashion Week, 2020. The college offers a range of fashion courses from certificate courses to a Diploma of Business. Fashion students also have the opportunity to take up work placements with over 400 of Australia’s premier fashion labels, companies, magazines and media. Career pathways lead to a range of jobs in fashion. See yourself as working in fashion as a publicist, buyer or stylist? Courses are available in these areas. There are also courses on fashion branding, marketing, influencer marketing, and visual merchandising amongst others. Head over to The Fashion Institute to check out everything on offer.