The Fashion Merchandising and Design Program at North Carolina Agricultural Technology State University (NC A&T) has partnered with fashion agency Harlem’s Fashion Law (HFR) and luxury conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) to develop the school’s 4 Prepare your sophomores for college careers. luxury fashion industry.
Industry experts from HFR and jewelers Tiffany & Co. (part of LVMH) share practical knowledge, advice and experiences in Associate Professor Devona Dixon’s fashion class in 10-week lecture series Tenacity Talks .
NC A&T’s fashion program is one of three programs nationwide to be selected as a historically black college or university (HBCU), Brandice Daniel, CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row, said in her first address. rice field.
“The goal of this program is to prepare me to enter this industry when I graduate from university. and you will understand,” said Daniel.
This fall, 16 students and three faculty members will travel to New York City’s fashion district, tour Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store and headquarters, and attend company executives and seminars.
In the class on August 24th, Daniel talked about how the industry has changed since he founded HFR in 2007.
“One of the conversations that was very difficult[at the time]was race,” said Danielle. “Brands didn’t want to talk about it. Industry didn’t want to talk about it either… Then around 2018 things started to change a bit.
That, coupled with the murder of George Floyd in 2020, was the beginning of a shift for brands to become more inclusive and train underrepresented fashion students for the industry.
“This is your turn,” she said. “This is an industry ripe for change, and it needs to change.”