Are you following the Resort 2017 collections?

Many designers are showcasing their Resort 2017 collections on their websites.   The collections are fresh with new silhouettes, colors, patterns and styling ideas.   Resort collections are for those who are fortunate to travel to luxurious destinations, while the rest of us pull on our wellies, scarves and mittens.   The resort collections also project the up and coming styles for the following Spring/Summer.   Click on my pinterest account at https://www.pinterest.com/codfashion/fashion-resort-2017/ to view some of the designer’s new looks, and while you are shopping the summer markdowns,  look for the items that maybe the must haves for 2017!   – SharonDelpozo_resort_2017_collection1Delpozo Resort 2017

Attention Student Fashion Designers and Stylists

The Fashion Studies program is looking for student designer work that will complement a back to school fashion theme for the department windows.  If you have an item (or several),  please bring them to Sharon Scalise’s office on Tuesday, June 21st  noon to 5pm, or contact Sharon at scalise@cod.edu, for different time options.

Internship Opportunity!

Internship Opportunity!

Andrea Newberry – is a local designer that creates an amazing collection called leche libre that caters to breastfeeding moms. It’s a beautifully edgy and urban collection. She’s looking for interns this summer! The intern description is presented below.

Independent Fashion Designer Assistant/ Marketing Assistant

Have you always wanted to start your own fashion line or work for a small fashion company?  Do you feel passionately about fighting fast fashion with ethical business practices? Here is your chance to gain hands on experience of what it is like to launch an ethical clothing brand in Chicago.

Leche Libre is a cutting edge urban apparel brand which empowers women to breastfeed in public.  Leche Libre is pushing forward to expand from a small bespoke fashion producer and online retailer, to larger scale producer selling online and wholesale.   I will be running a Kickstarter Crowd Funding campaign this summer to get funding for the larger production runs necessary to expand.  Leche Libre is currently a one woman show, but with the exciting things on the horizon, I’m looking for a passionate, ambitious self starter to help assist me with the growth of my line.  This is a unique opportunity for a fashion/marketing student to gain real-life hands-on experience in running an independent fashion line as well as how to run and promote a successful crowdfunding campaign.

As an independent designer managing my own line, I wear many hats.  As my assistant, you will get experience and aid me in all areas of the fashion process from assisting in the design process, oversight of the manufacturing process as well as marketing and customer support.

You can visit LecheLibre.com to get more information on our line and mission.

Job tasks will include:

  • Assisting me in the design process including
    • Sourcing materials
    • Creating labels
    • Pattern making
    • Assist with oversight of production with manufacturers
  • Customer support before and during crowdfunding campaign
  • Promoting brand image and helping to maintain social media presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Assist in creation and promotion of online advertising campaigns through paid social media ads as well as google adwords and remarketing campaigns
  • Content production and strategy for brand blog
  • PR Research and outreach to social media influencers and journalists

 

Although no money will exchange hands, this unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in independent fashion design and crowd funding will be huge for any individuals wanting to pursue fashion or fashion marketing as a future career. There is also an option of gaining school credit (if applicable).

WEEKLY HOURS

For your credit hours, you will be required to work 10 hours a week.  We can be flexible and break these hours up through the week as suits our mutual schedules.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Leche Libre is looking for a passionate self starter with initiative and good problem solving skills.  Must be reliable, honest and hard working with excellent follow through.  In terms of specifc skills, I’m looking for:

  • Excellent communication/writing skills required
  • Experience with social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (pinterest a plus)
  • Blogging experience a plus
  • No sewing/pattern making skills required but a plus
  • An understanding and commitment to the Leche Libre mission of empowering women and a dedication to ethical fashion a plus
  • Must provide your own computer and smart phone, and I will provide the rest.

Please contact Andrea Newberry at LecheLibre@LecheLibre.com with a resume and writing samples (urls or pdf attachments) if you are interested in applying.  Thanks!

Have you always wanted to be a model?  Here’s your big chance! We’re looking for a few rad looking breastfeeding Chicago Mamas who would like to be in a Kickstarter video for LECHE LIBRE BREASTFEEDING APPAREL!  We’re looking for women with an edgy urban style, alternative or radical moms, or other Moms with nursing babies who don’t fit a conventional mold! Any age, shape, size or color!

Participants must be available for shooting the first weekend in June in Chicago.  All models will get professional digitial pics of shoot to keep as well as the possibility of keeping their clothing (depending on style).  Just fill out the form below and attach a photo of yourself and your baby to be considered.  Don’t forget to follow Leche Libre on Instagram and like us on Facebook! Visit us at www.LecheLibre.com for more information on our brand!

Dressers Needed!

Dressers Needed!

Dressers are needed for an annual preview fashion show. Top buyers from all over the US will be brought in and will be previewing spring 2017.
This is volunteer work, the dressers are not paid and they have to provide their own lunch.
Dates needed:
Saturday July 9th, 2016  8am – 6pm
Sunday July 10th  8am – 3pm
At: Westin O’Hare
6100 North River Road · Rosemont, Illinois, 60018 · United States  • Phone: (847) 698-6000
If anyone is interested please have them contact Kylie@rachelallan.com.

Student Fashion Show Photos!

Student Fashion Show Photos!

The Kaleidoscopic Fashion Show photos are here!! Check out to see what this years talent group of designers created!

Click the link below for the full collection:

http://tinyurl.com/FASH16

Stay Updated!

Stay Updated!

With the Fashion Show just around the corner, make sure you don’t miss a single minute! Join our social media pages for all the latest updates! We just added a new Facebook page just for this years show. Follow College of DuPage Kaleidoscopic Student Fashion Show on Facebook today! As much as we love sharing with you, tag us in your posts this Fashion Show season!

social-media-links

Facebook: College of DuPage Kaleidoscopic Student Fashion Show & COD Fashion

Instagram: @codfashionshow

#CODFashionShow

#Kaleidoscopic16

Snapchat: codfashionshow

twitter: @codfashion

 

 

Flat Pattern 1 & 2 offered this summer!

Flat Pattern 1 & 2 offered this summer!

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Flat Pattern 1 & 2 are now offered for the summer of 2016! Classes start June 6th!

Registration begins May 2nd, make sure you sign up as soon as possible!

Fashion: 1301 Mondays & Wednesdays 3-8:50pm

1302 Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-8:50pm

Don’t have Fashion 1201-001? Request a permit through Sharon Scalise at

scalise@cod.edu

Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1007, (630) 942-2619