Fashion 101 is an after-school fashion program that connects high school students with fashion industry insiders, teaches them how to construct clothing, and opens pathways to college fashion programs.

Students are paired with fashion expert mentors. The course is taught by Genna Katz, a designer at Nicholas Joesph, and Dayna Kriger, founder of Bubbling Brides.  

Module 1:
The Fashion Industry

9/19/16: Introduction to Course

9/26/16: Fashion Industry Insiders Panel & Introduction to Mentors

10/10/16: Fashion 101

10/17/17: Cultural Aspects of Design
 

Module 2: Fashion DESIGN

10/24/16: Principles & Elements of Design

11/7/16: Environmental Scanning

11/14/16: Photography & Inspiration/Mentor Meeting

11/21/16: Social Media & Blogging

11/28/16: Mood Boards

Module 3: Fashion Illustration

12/5/16: Sketching

12/12/16: Illustration on Paper

12/19/16: Computerized Illustration

1/9/17: Sketch Original Design

1/30/17: Portfolio Composition/Mentor Meeting

MODULE 4: Clothing Construction

2/6/17: Hand Sewing, Basic Stitches

2/13/17: Hand Sewing, Hems & Buttons

2/27/17: Sewing Practice

3/6/17: Flat Pattern Basics

3/13/17: Introduction to Repurposing a Garment

Module 5: Creating an original garment

3/20/17: Goodwill Field Trip/Mentor Meeting

4/3/17: Pattern for Original Garment

4/10/17: Fabric Layout & Cutting

4/17/17: Fitting & Sewing

4/24/17: Fitting & Sewing & Styling

MODULE 6: Ready for College

5/1/17: Guest Speakers on College Fashion Programs

5/8/17: College Application Process/Mentor Meeting

5/15/17: Portfolio Completion/Fashion Show Production

5/22/17: Fashion Show & Portfolio Exhibition/Mentor Meeting