Guttman Students Get Backstage Access to Fashion Week As Volunteers

February 20, 2014 | Events, Student Feature

On Tuesday, February 11, thirteen Guttman students traveled to Pier 59 Studios to participate in the Fashion Palette New York Fashion Show during Fashion Week. Dressed in all black, students volunteered as dressers for IMG_3875professional models, backstage traffic control monitors and ushers during the show. Students witnessed and participated in a fast-paced, cutting-edge fashion event and gained valuable hands-on experience in the industry. “It was a great learning experience as many of the attending students are interested in careers in event planning, fashion, media, public relations or marketing”, noted Tiffany Bailey, Academic Internship Specialist at Guttman.

Inaugural student and business administration major Binqing Stephanie Lin has previously worked with the organization and was able to connect the Office of Partnerships & Community Engagement with Fashion Palette to provide Guttman students this rewarding experience. Sonya Mefaddi, Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Palette, was very impressed by our students, stating “…they were amazing and [I]would love to have you all back in September for our Spring/ Summer show!”photo1photo2

About Fashion Palette

Fashion Palette is designed to showcase independent fashion and accessory designers in New York and Sydney – connecting designers with world-wide buyers, press and stylist. FP is a part of the international fashion calendar, providing the right platform for designers to build their brand on a global level. “Fashion Palette New York was created to organize, centralize, and modernize Fashion, as well as provide a platform like no other for designers to present their collections to worldwide media and buyers.” Fashion Palette Director – Sonya Mefaddi

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