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High School Students Learn about Luxury Brands and Sustainable Fashion during Career Week

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
Speaker Panel Includes Representatives from Louis Vuitton, Steve Madden and WindowsWear

High school students had a chance to learn about top luxury brands and focus on sustainable fashion during the Berkeley College virtual Fashion Summer Workshop on July 13, 2020. The workshop featured conversations with industry experts and interactive projects.

“Our summer workshops are always a hit with students, and we’re excited to once again offer this chance for anyone interested in a career in fashion,” Laurie McBrinn, Berkeley College High School and Community Relations Coordinator, said.

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The first speaker – Christina Ciglar, Retail Creative Director at Steve Madden – discussed where she finds her inspiration to create. Next was Alex Montefalco, Director of Executive and Creative Recruitment at Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. The brand is well known and active in areas such as wines and spirits; fashion and leather goods; perfumes and cosmetics; and watches and jewelry. Joline Mujica, Head of Trends and Tours, WindowsWear, presented “Sustainability in Fashion,” and will look for feedback from students.

Nancianne Esposito, Professor, Fashion, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business®, directed an interactive project on “Building a Sustainable Brand.” Students worked in groups to develop a brand concept and target market.

Additional Career Week workshops were held in Legal and Justice Studies (July 14), Business Leadership (July 15) and Healthcare (July 16).

“Choosing a career is an important decision, and I encourage students to take advantage of these opportunities,” McBrinn said.

About Berkeley College
Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College has campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, NY, as well as in Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 5,700 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News and World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for seven consecutive years. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu

The mission of Berkeley College is to empower students to achieve lifelong success in dynamic careers.


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