Explore the intersection between form, function and attitude in the week-long exposure to fashion design. Learn how designers integrate traditional methods with cutting edge technology to drive innovation in the world of fashion. Throughout the week, teens will experience the design process firsthand as they create original work with guidance from guest designers.

This FREE 5-session summer workshop will begin on Monday, July 16 and end on Friday, July 20. Sessions run from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each afternoon. Students are required to attend all 5 sessions: Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm daily. Registration is open to rising 9th graders and current high school students in New York City.


Monday, July 16, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 17, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Wednesday, July 18, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Thursday, July 19, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Friday, July 20, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm


Students are required to bring a completed parental consent form on the first day (7/16).


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DesignPrep is made possible by the generous support of the Altman Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, and the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and internal Smithsonian Institution funds from the Youth Access Grants Program.