2017 DIR Application!

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The 2017-2019 Designer In Residence Program Application Is Now Open!
 
Current DIR (left to right): Shruti Kirti, Anna Brown, Gabrielle Zwick, Conner Writt, Liz Bahl and Masha Titievsky
The Chicago Fashion Incubator Designer in Residence (DIR) is a two-year design and business development program for up to six apparel and (soft) accessories designers. The DIR are provided a creative professional environment to foster and grow their businesses. By offering low-cost design studio space, business mentoring, educational seminars, and networking opportunities, the CFI’s DIR program provides a way for designers to work with business and design mentors to assess needs; develop design and business skills, resources and networks to become an integral part of the Chicago fashion community; and develop latitudes to reach global markets. The next cycle begins March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2019.
ELIGIBILITY
Applicants seeking consideration for entry to the DIR program at the Chicago Fashion Incubator must submit a FULLY COMPLETED application and pay a non-refundable $100.00 application fee, and meet all of the following criteria:
  • be 21 years of age or older by the application deadline date
  • design apparel and/or (soft) accessories for women and/or men
  • established a main residence in the Greater Chicago area before March 1, 2017
  • hold a City of Chicago business license or an application in process
  • able to commit to the CFI DIR program including a minimum of 30 hours in the studio Monday – Fridayduring regular business hours
  • attend scheduled 1/1 mentor sessions, seminars, and CFI media events, info sessions, and programs
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree in a fashion or fashion-related field is strongly preferred
The application is open until Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4:59pm CT. Selected designers to be announced the 3rd week of January 2017. 
RSVP to attend one of the DIR application information sessions in November and apply at our website!

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BCBG is Hiring!

Do you love fashion? BCBG MAXAZRIA is hiring stylists! This is just the place for you! Fill out an application and join the team today!

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Now Hiring!  BCBG Max Azria

We are currently seeking top talent at the Chicago Premium             Outlet Mall in Aurora, IL.  We are seeking part-time Sales Associates who have a passion for luxury retail fashion.  This person must have great customer service skills and understands the art of selling.  This person must able to work closing shifts on weekdays and work weekends.  This is a fast-pace environment full of upbeat energy.  Please email a resume along with references and a short paragraph within the email body, stating why we should hire you.

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Check out the official BCBG flyer here: bcbg-hiring

F R C DISPATCH – Back To School

WELCOME BACK, FASHION ENTHUSIASTS!

Fashion historian Laurent Cotta tells us about “power dressing” in Paris in the 1800s while exploring an exhibition first staged at the Palais Galliera in Paris and now opening at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Laurent Cotta: Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe


Élisabeth de Caraman-Chimay, the Countess Greffulhe (1860—1952), was a famous beauty celebrated for her “aristocratic and artistic elegance,” and the inspiration for the character Oriane, Duchess of Guermantes in Marcel Proust’s epic work, In Search of Lost Time. A pioneering fund-raiser, the countess was a major supporter of the Ballets Russes and her exceptional haute-couture collection included dresses signed Fortuny, Lanvin, Poiret, and Worth.

Since 2002, Cotta has been responsible for contemporary creation at Musée Galliéra, the foremost museum of fashion in Paris.

Thursday, September 22
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
SAIC Fashion Resource Center
Sullivan Center #735


Deirdre Murphy: Gilded Butterflies: Fashion at the English Court


Royalty, courtiers and guests at the British court have always worn the best clothing money could buy. This illustrated talk by Historic Royal Palaces Senior Curator Deirdre Murphy will explore how opulent materials, intricate embellishments, extreme silhouettes and exclusive, custom-made garments have distinguished the court from everyone else for centuries.

Many generations have used royal and court dress as a powerful communication tool. The perpetual tension between tradition and modernity have worked to add gravitas to grand ceremonial spectacles played out on the world’s stage. Examples of royal portraiture and surviving garmnets in the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection will demonstrate how courtiers and individuals from the 10th century onward used clothes to communicate power, wealth, status, national identity and empathy with others.

Tuesday, October 11
4:15 – 5:15 PM
SAIC Fashion Resource Center
Sullivan Center #735

As curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Deirdre Murphy has special responsibility for the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection and for curating exhibitions and displays at Kensington Palace.
Attention Students: The FRCC is seeking new members of all departments to assist operations at the F R C. E-mail Maria Beniaris (mbeniaris@saic.edu) to apply.
The Masters of Design: Fashion, Body & Garment students from the Professional Practices course have styled a new exhibition regarding surface manipulation and material texture using garments from the F R C Wardrobe, on view now in the Fashion Department exhibition case.

WHAT’S OLD AT THE F R C 
GARMENTS RETURN FROM

WHAT’S OLD AT THE F R C :
GARMENTS RETURN FROM MoMu ANTWERP

ANTWERP

Several garments including this piece by Comme Des Garçons have returned from their long journey to ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen for the Game Changersexhibition. MoMu is the fashion museum of the Province of Antwerp, Belgium. Founded on 21 September 2002, the museum collects, conserves, studies and exhibit Belgian fashion.

Stop by the Wardrobe to get reacquainted with this iconic piece by the influential Japanese designer and more.

WHAT’S NEW AT THE F R C :
SACAI + SIMONE ROCHA

Recent acquisitons to the Wardrobe include two exquisite pieces by Sacai (left) and Simone Rocha (right).

These recent 2016 garments are currently displayed in the Study Room.

To see more of the Simone Rocha SS16 collection, click here.


UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE F R C


FALL 2016 CALENDAR

September 22

Guest Lecture  Laurent Cotta: Proust’s Muse, The Countess Greffulhe — 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, SAIC Fashion Resource Center, Sullivan Center #735

October 6

Fashion Department Lecture — The Weaving Mill — 12 PM – 1 PM, SAIC Fashion Resource Center, Sullivan Center #735

October 11

Guest Lecture  Deirdre Murphy, Curator at Historic Royal Palaces — 4:15 – 5:15 PM, SAIC Fashion Resource Center, Sullivan Center #735

October 13

The F R C presents its annual sale — including a once in a lifetime Katrin Shanabl sample sale, designer fabric by the yard, discounted books, magazines & more — 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Leroy Neiman Center Lobby
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Job Opportunity in Upholstery!

Do you love furniture and interior design? This might be your lucky day! Rafael Pasitano owns an upholstery business in Westmont and is looking for someone to work for him. He will train. Call him today!

Study Abroad Scholarships!

Attention:

Any student interested in studying abroad is encourages to fill out an application for a scholarship to study abroad.  Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Field Studies office, BIC 3509 or online at

www.cod.edu/academics/field/studyabroad/scholarships.aspx .   Students can be awarded up to $1500 to help fund study abroad!  The deadline for Spring 2017 scholarships is Thursday, October 20, 2016.

For more information, please contact Sue Kerby at ext. 3078, kerbys@cod.edu, or visit  the Study Abroad Scholarship website :  www.cod.edu/academics/field/index.aspx

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — The Way  of Lao-tzu

FGI Scholarship Student Guidelines

FGI Scholarship Project Guidelines 2016

The following are guidelines established to help you during this FGI Scholarship process.  The judges will follow these guidelines when reviewing your application and projects and have been instructed to follow the 2016 forms exactly.  Should you not have paperwork that states 2016 on them, please contact your professor or department head immediately since requirements might have changed from previous years.

Notes:

  • The essay should be no more than 300 words and should contain a brief description of each of the three projects
  • You must have three projects submitted to qualify for any of the three (3) possible $1,000 scholarships
  • The projects can be a professionally completed assignment/project/or paper completed in the last two academic years
  • One of the three projects can be a freelance/work/or internship related; if completed with in the two year academic timeline
  • Each project can be independent of one another
  • If chosen as a winner, the items must be presented in a professional manner and identified by title or description for the RTW event to be held on December 8, 2016.

The following list includes, but is not limited to, the possible project submissions for any or all categories.

Fashion Merchandising/Marketing:

  • Trend/Story/Mood Boards
  • Six Month Merchandising Plan
  • Quality Analysis Report
  • Assortment Plans
  • Historical Costume Analysis
  • Leadership role in a fashion coordination event
  • Product Development Project
  • Visual Merchandising Project
  • Designer Portfolio
  • Small Business Plan
  • Store Layout and Design

Design:

  • Garment Production (please include completed garment/s)
  • Sketch Portfolio
  • Textile Print Design
  • Accessory Production
  • Trend Board
  • Portfolio
  • Line Development Project
  • Sourcing Project

Costume Design:

  • Garment Production (please include completed garment/s)
  • Sketch Portfolio
  • Story Boards
  • Translation of Story to Costume

 Project Layout

 All applicants should submit all items in the following outline for review by the judges.  Those that do not place their items in the following layout will lose two (2) points from their total:

  • Application with GPA
  • Resume with GPA
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio with three (3) Items
  • 300 Word Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (please note that these cannot be from the same organization, institution, or business)
    • One from a Teacher
    • One from a Professional

All FGI St. Louis applicants will receive a certificate of participation in this process.  We will also be sending back the Judges Rubric’s to the professors for awareness.  We feel that it is important for the professors to know how their students scored as well as where there is room for improvement for future applicants.

We wish you all the best of luck and look forward to seeing the amazing work of the 2016 FGI St. Louis Scholarship applicants.

Sincerely,

Lori Coulter & Lynne Wasson, Style & Scholarship Co-Chairs

Check out the link provided: fgi-scholarship-project-guidelines-2016