When it comes to the crème de la crème, Vogue and Condé Nast produce the fashion bibles, so it would come as no surprise that the annual Teen Vogue Fashion University is what young fashionistas consider the most important educational seminar of their pre-professional pursuits.
Founded in October of 2006 the program hopes to educate 500 American teens about the business of the fashion industry.
A weekend-long event held this year October 22-24, 2010, TVFU offers more than 30
classes, marketing seminars, hands-on workshop, design contests, concerts, private shopping events and lectures from industry insiders, the world’s top fashion designers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, stylists, keynote speakers and celebrities. The program also includes interview and job-hunting advice and resume tips.
Specifically this year instructors and presenters will be Alexis Bittar, Lara Bonomo, Kristin Burrows, Richard Chai, Erin Fetherston, Justin Guinta, Prabal Gurung, Susan Hilferty, Daryl Kerrigan, Dana Lorenz, Zac Posen, Charlotte Ronson, Rachel Roy, Rachel Simmons, Emily Sugihara, Vera Wang and Jason Wu.
Sponsored by the CFDA, the program works closely with Academy of Art University, California College of the Arts, Columbus College of Art and Design, Drexel University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Kent State University, Massachusetts College of Art, Otis College of Art and Design, Parsons The New School For Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design and the University of Cincinnati.