Do your students want to get involved in fashion? If so, eduSTAR can help. We will take your group through the Garment District, the epicenter of fashion in New York City. This fashion tour of New York City is more than shopping. eduSTAR can take your group to the Parsons School of Design or the Fashion Institute of Technology. We want your students to learn the design differences between Gucci and the GAP and the merchandising differences between Macy’s and Sak’s 5th Avenue. There is so much to do in NYC relating to fashion, including the following:
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- Metropolitan Museum of Art —Students can visit the museum and view exhibits that focus on fashion, its history, and its impact on culture
- Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) —The FIT museum is one of only a few specialized fashion museums. Its goal is to collect, conserve, document, exhibit, and interpret fashion. The Museum’s permanent collection now encompasses roughly 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the 18th century to the present.
- Parsons School of Design —Parsons School of Design is a private art and design college in Greenwich Village. Parsons is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious art and design universities in the world. Parsons has been known in recent years as the home of the popular reality series, “Project Runway.”
- Garment Center shops —The Garment District is the epicenter of New York’s fashion design and fashion manufacturing industry. Dozens of fabric stores, trim shops, notions stores, and garment production-related services are all located within just a few blocks, providing the visitor with a high concentration of fashion merchandise.
- Tour of Macy’s —Macy’s 10-story flagship store is located in Herald Square. This historical building, which still has some old wooden escalators, sells everything.
- Lower East Side Tenement Museum —Fashion and clothing have been a part of New York’s history for a long time. This fabulous museum gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of the immigrants who toiled in the early sweatshops of the city.