Trend forecasting, fashion archives, visual presentation, marketing strategies and more. The participants on the 2019 New York Fashion Trip expanded their knowledge during a fashion focused visit.
Open to students from the International School of Fashion, Arts and Design at LaSalle College, the annual trip happened from February 27 to March 2.
During a luncheon organized by teachers Lili Desrochers and Yolande Nesseth, students drew inspiration from and networked with several former LaSalle College students now living in New York.
The panel took place at the beautiful Maman café NYC, founded by graduate Elisa Marshall (praised by Oprah!).
“The event motivated me to aim higher and never stop dreaming big. It was a truly inspirational experience!” — Participant.
The participants were introduced to the world of future trend forecasting, an integral part of the fashion industry. They visited WGSN, a world leader in trend spotting.
The participants even caught wind that neo mint will be the next big colour trend!
The participants took the opportunity to visit various companies, namely the Gap archives. After uncovering the latest fashion trends with WGSN, students delved into fashion from the past as they sifted through a massive collection of over 100,000 pieces of clothing, dating back as far as 1969.
During a guided tour, students were also able to gain valuable insight into the window displays on Fifth Avenue. They covered multiple themes, from the visual presentation of the window displays to the history of numerous large retailers, even covering several different marketing strategies. The visit ended with a stop at the top-secret Victoria's Secret museum.
To sum things up, participants enjoyed three days filled with discovery, inspiration and unforgettable memories!
“An incredible relationship building experience that shed light on so many different perspectives of the fashion industry.” — Participant.
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