Media for February, 2015

Student Profile: Briana Codella

In Blog / February 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

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Briana Will Show You Up

By Ada Onuegbe

As a Fashion Merchandising and Management major at FIT, Briana Codella was constantly told that there was a solid line between those who designed and those who managed — one could not be the other. Eager to explore fashion design, the stereotypes in college disappointed a girl who was raised to take on the world without limitations.

Growing up, creative freedom was encouraged by her school teacher mother. “She left me to do whatever my heart desired,” said Briana. “She let me be as random as I wanted to be.” Briana appropriately never felt a need or desire to conform. Self-described as “well-rounded”, she developed many interests as a child and explored all of them as little or as in-depth as she saw fit.

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Student Profile Series

In Blog / February 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

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Student Profile Series

By Ada Onuegbe

Year after year, students in our Fashion Education Seminar inspire us with their enthusiasm, persistence and dedication. They are some of the most remarkable people we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know and we want you to know all about them too. We let you in on some of their aspirations and struggles during 2014.

This year, we’re continuing the tradition and delving even deeper into their love for all things fashion. Visit the United Colors of Fashion blog every week to learn how the Fashion Education Seminar impacts the lives and academic journeys of our students.

Look Du Jour: MC Yang

In Look Du Jour / February 19, 2015 / 0 Comments
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Name: MC Yang
Age: 23
City/Hometown: Wisconsin
Occupation: Aspiring Writer
 
How would you describe your personal style? My personal style is a little bit of everything. I love the minimalist and classic look, but I’m also inspired by the more edgy, bold, and statement styles. I enjoy monochromatic outfits with a pop of color, I also enjoy trying out new things and mix and matching. I guess you can say my style is minimalistic with a twist. 

What is the inspiration for your looks? I get inspiration from a lot of things–the weather, my mood, a piece of clothing, other people.

Where do you like to shop, and why?  Don’t like to limit my shopping to just one particular store. By shopping at various places, it inspires my creative mind, and it also allows me to see what things are available out there. With that said, I do have some go-to stores that I check-up on regularly which are H&M, Forever21, Asos, Mango, & Zara.  I also do a lot of thrifting =) 

What are some of your favorite pieces in your closet? My favorite pieces are definitely my essentials: blazers, skinny jeans, booties, blouses. I wear them a lot. 

What does fashion mean to you? Fashion, to me, is not only a form of self-expression but it’s also a creative industry, a form of art, a part of history. Fashion allows people to create, to inspire. I believe that humans are creators and fashion is an outlet for many people to create and share. I also think fashion has always been a part of history–how people dress have changed over the years and how the emerging of different culture’s have effected and is effecting the fashion industry.

What do you think of UCOF’s mission and presence in the fashion industry? I think what UCOF has to offer is exciting. It definitely opens opportunities for students to learn and to be involved in the fashion industry. I also think it’s great that UCOF also raises funds towards humanitarian causes
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Spring is Almost Here…

In Blog / February 17, 2015 / 0 Comments

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Spring is Almost Here…

By Ada Onuegbe

Have you registered for our Fashion Education Program yet? The deadline for the Spring session is quickly approaching. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the courses being offered this year:

  • Fashion 360 Seminar
  • Styling 101
  • Fashion Branding
  • Introduction to Visual Merchandising

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The cost of the program is free for candidates who are:

  • Residents of the NYC metro area*
  • In financial need
  • Between the ages of 15 and 20 and currently enrolled in school.**
  • Interested in the fashion field
  • Able to attend the entire seven week seminar program in order to earn a Certificate of Completion

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Fashion Education Gains a New Supporter

In Uncategorized / February 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

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Fashion Education Gains a New Supporter

By Ada Onuegbe

Between the popularity of television shows like Project Runway and sartorial blogs, fashion is continuing to define itself as an art form to be taken seriously — so seriously that First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a fashion education workshop as part of the Reach Higher initiative in October of 2014.

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Industry luminaries such as Tracy Reese and Anna Wintour were in attendance, providing insight in an advice panel and mentoring students during workshops. The First Lady gave a speech in which she addressed the wealth of careers in the fashion industry.

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