Marist College Fashion Week

My daughter Ellie and I were guests of the Marist College Fashion Program at New York Fashion Week. A highlight of the event was the encore runway show featuring Marist alumna and accomplished designer Son Jung Wan’s latest collection. The designer was presented with Marist’s Silver Needle Fashion Award acknowledging her remarkable career in fashion and dedication to education. She and her troupe replayed their show for invited guests just minutes after modeling for celebrities, the press and industry professionals. The event gave us an insider’s look not only at New York Fashion Week, but also at the depth of a fashion-related education at Marist. The talent of Marist College fashion students and alumni was on full display at a reception at the Hammerstein Ballroom prior to the show. They displayed some of their acclaimed pieces and explained Marist’s fashion design and merchandising programs. Students described excellent internship opportunities at major fashion houses such as Chanel and Escada, as well as the hands-on faculty support and strong camaraderie amongst those enrolled in the fashion program. Marist College Fashion students get the best of both worlds: a picturesque campus in New York’s Hudson River Valley and opportunity for high end internships in New York City, the fashion capital of the world, via the train. The college expertly blends fashion industry intensive study with timeless liberal arts education. At Educational Advocates, we talk with student and families to help them determine what they are seeking from a college experience through interactive discussion and facilitated research. For some students a vocational career such as one in fashion is the right fit where for others, a traditional liberal arts college that will prepare them for a range of careers or graduate school is the preferred path. Let us guide you.

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