Teen Vogue’s Fashion University with top Asian Designers

Phillip Lim

This past Saturday, October 20th, TEEN VOGUE hosted its seventh annual three-day Fashion University event, giving more than 500 aspiring fashionistas the opportunity to learn fundamentals from the most celebrated names in the industry.

TEEN VOGUE’s Fashion University is a one-of-a-kind program that provides “Fashion 101” from some of the biggest names in the industry. Held annually in New York City, this exclusive three-day event, October 19-21, provides 525 young women who aspire to a career in the fashion industry the opportunity to learn from top designers, editors and fashion entrepreneurs. This year’s “instructors” include Grace Coddington, Nicole Richie, Peter Som, Pamela Love, Erin Fetherston, Christian Siriano, Rachel Roy, Phillip Lim, Olivier Theyskens, Chris Benz, and TEEN VOGUE’s EIC Amy Astley, among others.

Nicole Richie

Among the topics that were covered include accessory design, fashion photography, styling, retailing, breaking into the business, fashion blogging, and—of course—clothing design itself.

VOGUE Creative Director Grace Coddington delivered a special opening, kicking off a full day of classes. Other speakers included: Nicole Richie, Olivier Theyskens, Phillip Lim, Erin Fetherston, Chris Benz, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung, Bryanboy, Rumi Neely, Peter Som, TEEN VOGUE Editor in Chief Amy Astley, and TEEN VOGUE VP/Publisher Jason Wagenheim.


The curriculum for this year’s Fashion U events at the Hudson Theater:
One of America’s most prominent editors kicks off Fashion U. with a welcome address to share her journey within the fashion and magazine industry and to inspire the new generation of fashion royalty

As a frontrunner and innovator in the fashion industry, Olivier Theyskens was awarded the title of Best International Designer by the CFDA and currently holds the position of Artistic Director of Theory as well as Head Designer of the Theyskens’ Theory collections. Theyskens will reveal the challenges and benefits of overseeing a variety of fashion brands as well as the valuable insights he has learned throughout his illustrious career.

Nicole Richie wears multiple hats from Creative Director of Winter Kate and House of Harlow 1960, working with The Richie-Madden Children’s Foundation, to writing a best-selling book called “The Truth about Diamonds.” Richie will share how she stays on the pulse with what she is known for and how she influences numerous industries and individuals through her many talents.

Whether you’re interested in becoming a magazine editor and/or are an avid TEEN VOGUE fan, you’ll hear firsthand stories of what it takes to produce a top fashion magazine from our panel of editors, led by Editor in Chief Amy Astley.

Leading a pioneering force in the industry, Phillip Lim embodies youthful elegance and personal style. Lim will take you behind-the-scenes in what the day-to-day is like for this influential designer and his steps to success.

For more, please visit: www.teenvoguefashionuniversity.com.

Erin Fetherston

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