Fashion Program's Annual New York City Trip
By: Kaitlyn Weber
Each fall, the fashion program takes a trip to New York City that is fashion focused. This year, we arrived in New York City, and our group of 45, walked to Grand Central Station where we discussed the day’s itinerary. One event on the agenda was a site visit to Cotton Inc. to learn about cotton’s importance in fashion which half the group attended. My friend and I decided to walk down Fifth Avenue and window shop. We ended this venture by entering into Bergdorf Goodman’s, the high-end department store that we were way too poor for. As we explored, we made our way up six flights, where each floor consisted of different products and services, from formal wear on 4, to a salon on 9. Bergdorf’s felt like a museum, where each new designer and floor resembled a different exhibit.
After this, we walked up Fifth Avenue to meet our classmates at the WGSN headquarters right off of Times Square. We were given a detailed, yet engaging presentation, about the trend forecasting. After the presentation and tour of their incredible offices, I was willing to drop everything and apply on the spot. We then ventured a few blocks down to Fab Scrap, a company who takes donations of fabric and recycles it, as well as resells it to students and designers. The day ended with shopping in SoHo, and a well-needed rest on the way back to Maryland.