We recently hosted a group of students from a graduate fashion program in the southern US, for an educational/shopping tour of NYC. Like most school programs, the students were “rich on conception”, but “low on reality”, so their visit to the Garment Center was an eye-opener and probably more valuable than many of those expensive credits. Their visit included: Meeting a Designer in her showroom and hearing her speak honestly about her challenges, including such things as getting into new stores, getting paid, being on top of trends and so much more. This was followed by a visit to a rare existing factory, the world’s largest trim store, an uber famous fabric store, a Broadway costume shop and Shopping in both a Wholesale Showroom and a Sample Sales.
New York City Get AwayJuly 10th, 2010