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The Show Must Go On - Powerhouse: A Digital Fashion Week

The Show Must Go On - Powerhouse: A Digital Fashion Week

Fri, June 05, 2020

Instead of canceling their annual Walk It Out Fashion Show event, Fashion Arts and Business students showed resilience in letting the show go on.

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Jessica Rotolo: Model, Artist, Advocate is Now a Proud Humber Student

Jessica Rotolo: Model, Artist, Advocate is Now a Proud Humber Student

Wed, June 03, 2020

Jessica Rotolo is a dynamo. Her resume takes up several pages, but somehow, she still feels she has something to learn.

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Making Masks for a Cause

Making Masks for a Cause

Mon, June 01, 2020

With the help of her mother, Fashion Arts and Business program alumni student, Amanda Seto, has been making masks to donate.

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How to #DressForSuccess From Home

How to #DressForSuccess From Home

Fri, May 29, 2020

Fashion Management student Brendan Yhip created a series of videos on how to capitalize on fashion, interior design, and technology post-COVID-19.

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Fashion Management Virtual Open House Garners Significant Interest

Fashion Management Virtual Open House Garners Significant Interest

Tue, May 05, 2020

On April 18th, the Fashion Management postgraduate program held its first Virtual Live Open House on Instagram and Blackboard Collaborate.

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Fashion Management Student Receives Social Innovation Award

Fashion Management Student Receives Social Innovation Award

Tue, May 05, 2020

Fashion Management student, Arushi Gulati, recently received Humber’s Social Innovation Award for her sustainable business venture, Shades of Red.

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Students Recreate Iconic Looks Using Household Items

Students Recreate Iconic Looks Using Household Items

Fri, April 17, 2020

For their final assessment, Cosmetic Management students were asked to recreate a character from either a major motion film or television series.

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Fashion Management Student Stars in Nationwide Skincare Ad

Fashion Management Student Stars in Nationwide Skincare Ad

Fri, April 03, 2020

Fashion Management postgraduate student Brendan Yhip, was recently featured in the nationwide ad for IndeedLabs.

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Spa Management Students Nail Virtual Art Challenge

Spa Management Students Nail Virtual Art Challenge

Thu, April 02, 2020

To enhance online engagement in Esthetician/Spa Management program, weekly challenges were created for students to practice their technical skills.

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Students Showcase the Rich History Behind the Humber Fashion Institute

Students Showcase the Rich History Behind the Humber Fashion Institute

Thu, April 02, 2020

Fashion Management students, together with the Interpretive Centre launched an Instagram initiative focused on the history of the Fashion Institute.

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Fashion Student Places First at BYOB Video Pitch Competition

Fashion Student Places First at BYOB Video Pitch Competition

Wed, April 01, 2020

Fashion Arts and Business student Clare Palmer placed first at the school-wide Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) Video Pitch competition.

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Knitting Nights Hosts Zoom Meetups

Knitting Nights Hosts Zoom Meetups

Fri, March 27, 2020

Knitting Nights, led by Humber Boutique Manager Vanessa Press-Lalonde and Fashion Arts and Business students hosted their first session on Zoom.

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Students Create Zombie Makeup Using Home Pantry Items

Students Create Zombie Makeup Using Home Pantry Items

Mon, March 23, 2020

Cosmetic Management Professor Rosa Marchese challenged her students to recreate the effects of an atomic zombie using pantry items in their homes.

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Fashion Students Tour Canada Goose

Fashion Students Tour Canada Goose

Fri, March 06, 2020

On March 5th, Fashion Management students visited the Canada Goose manufacturing unit.

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Fashion Squad Takes Over Event Management Program

Fashion Squad Takes Over Event Management Program

Thu, February 27, 2020

The Fashion Squad was at full speed, training Event Management diploma program students at the "Dress for Success in the Event industry" workshop.

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Esthetician/Spa Management Lab Tech and Assistants Become Dermalogica Experts

Esthetician/Spa Management Lab Tech and Assistants Become Dermalogica Experts

Tue, February 18, 2020

During the break, Esthetician/Spa Management Lab Tech and Assistants, Jessica, Amber, and Monica achieved their Dermalogica Expert Certification.

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Humber Meets The Fashion/Tech Hackathon

Humber Meets The Fashion/Tech Hackathon

Mon, February 03, 2020

Fashion Management students traveled to Kent State University to participate in an event allowing them to create a technology-enhanced garment.

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Fashion Arts PAC Member Wins Proposal to Design Public Art Piece

Fashion Arts PAC Member Wins Proposal to Design Public Art Piece

Thu, January 30, 2020

Congratulations to Fashion Arts and Business Program Advisory Committee member Angela DeMontigny who was selected to complete a public artwork.

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Look Out 2020 - The Fashion Trends Are In

Look Out 2020 - The Fashion Trends Are In

Mon, December 23, 2019

Humber’s Fashion Arts and Business students reflect on 2019’s fashion trends and share their predictions for 2020.

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Visual Merchandising Class Gets a Behind the Scenes Peek of Square One

Visual Merchandising Class Gets a Behind the Scenes Peek of Square One

Thu, November 28, 2019

As part of the Visual Merchandising class, Fashion Management graduate certificate students visited Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga.

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Fashion Management Students Tour Exclusive Exhibit at The Gladstone Hotel

Fashion Management Students Tour Exclusive Exhibit at The Gladstone Hotel

Mon, November 25, 2019

Fashion students attended an exclusive tour of Hard Twist, an annual exhibition of contemporary textile and fibre art at the Gladstone Hotel.

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Humber's Eco Closet Event Offers Sustainable Choices And An Important Message

Humber's Eco Closet Event Offers Sustainable Choices And An Important Message

Fri, November 22, 2019

The second annual Eco Closet event held in the IGNITE concourse featured clothing, accessories, and shoes donated by the Humber community and beyond.

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Student-Made Art Turned Into Mode Art

Student-Made Art Turned Into Mode Art

Fri, November 22, 2019

Every year fashion students create a vision of what the fashion show theme evokes in them and then print and mount their creations to be judged.

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Fashion Takes Over Insurance Management

Fashion Takes Over Insurance Management

Thu, November 21, 2019

On November 4th, Fashion took over the Insurance Management program with the first-ever "Dress for Success" event.

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Humber Spa Wins SkinCeuticals Bronze Award

Humber Spa Wins SkinCeuticals Bronze Award

Wed, November 20, 2019

This year, the 2018 Premium Partner Bronze Award was given to The Humber Spa for best representation of the cosmeceutical brand.

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Fashion Students Create Holiday Display for CF Shops

Fashion Students Create Holiday Display for CF Shops

Tue, November 19, 2019

Fashion Arts and Business students experienced the hands-on application of classroom learning by designing a holiday window display at CF Shops.

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Fashion Management Students Give Back

Fashion Management Students Give Back

Tue, November 19, 2019

Fashion Management students volunteered for charitable organizations in “Fashion Gives Back" for their Advertising and Promotion Planning class.

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Humber Participates in First Tri-College Fashion Conference

Humber Participates in First Tri-College Fashion Conference

Mon, November 04, 2019

Over 200 Fashion students and 30 Fashion Business faculty members participated in the INSIGHTS: Fashion Business to 2030 conference at Seneca College.

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Fashion Students Awarded at Ryerson CREA Charrette Competition

Fashion Students Awarded at Ryerson CREA Charrette Competition

Fri, November 01, 2019

Fashion Management postgraduate students represented Humber at the annual CREA Charette at Ryerson and won awards across all of the major categories.

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Fashion Students Showcase Their Florence Experience

Fashion Students Showcase Their Florence Experience

Fri, November 01, 2019

On October 28th, one of the world’s high fashion destinations was explored through the creative projects of Fashion students at the FUA Showcase.

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Fashion Students Present Apparel Line to Buyers

Fashion Students Present Apparel Line to Buyers

Mon, October 14, 2019

Students from FASH 229 Wholesale Sales, presented fashion product lines to retail buyers in an integrated work learning role-play experience.

The course is designed to provide students with the basic skills required for a sales position in the wholesale segment of the fashion industry. Students participate in presentations and role-playing in order to develop confidence, professionalism, communications, listening and perceptive abilities skills within the classroom. As a result, they gain the tools required for any future fashion or business courses

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Fashion Students Learn The Art of Weaving at Waverly Workshops

Fashion Students Learn The Art of Weaving at Waverly Workshops

Tue, October 08, 2019

On October 5th, fashion students from diploma, postgrad, and degree programs attended Waverley Workshops: Sustainability and the Art of Fabric Design.

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Humber Fashion Alumna Pursuing Her Masters in Italy

Humber Fashion Alumna Pursuing Her Masters in Italy

Tue, October 01, 2019

Victoria Gawronska, a Humber Fashion Arts and Business graduate, is living her fashion career dreams in Milan, Italy. 

Currently, Victoria is pursuing her Masters in Fashion Communications and Styling at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design). In addition to her studies, she's also attending fashion industry events and collaborating on several fashion projects alongside influential and talented industry leaders in the Italian market.

Her current projects include: working on the production of both editorial and commercial fashion shoots centered around menswear, womenswear and still life; working part-time on her lifestyle blog; and producing and styling her first fashion film for VOGUE Italia that will be presented/published in the late fall. 

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Dermalogica Partnership Celebrated at Humber North Campus

Dermalogica Partnership Celebrated at Humber North Campus

Mon, September 30, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, 2019 the Faculty of Business celebrated an eleven-year partnership with international skincare brand Dermalogica.

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Humber Co-Hosts Student Career Panel With Fashion Group International of Toronto

Humber Co-Hosts Student Career Panel With Fashion Group International of Toronto

Fri, September 27, 2019

The event featured a fashion industry panel and a networking session.

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Celebrating Dermalogica’s Enduring Generosity to Humber College

Celebrating Dermalogica’s Enduring Generosity to Humber College

Fri, September 13, 2019

Humber College celebrated their 11-year partnership with international skincare brand Dermalogica.

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Fashion Students Gain Experiential Learning in Global Retail Operations Course

Fashion Students Gain Experiential Learning in Global Retail Operations Course

Thu, May 16, 2019

Over the last 8 years, our Fashion Arts and Business program have established a WIN-WIN collaboration with the Vaughan Mills Shopping Center.

This collaboration provides our 4th-semester students the opportunity to work hands-on with Mall Leasing, Marketing & Tourism Management teams to create business concepts that meet the evolving needs of the retail center. Students draw on their knowledge from previous semesters and in the Global Retail Operations course are assigned their mission: To think like retail consultants and create or source business concepts that shopping centers can implement.

As a group, students review global retail trends, mall demographics & psychographics and select a business concept worth exploring. They prepare strategies for visual presentation, marketing and customer experiences that bring this concept to life. Their sales pitch to the mall management team provides them with an opportunity to hone their presentation and selling skills. This year our managers from Vaughan Mill said: “The students had great ideas, presented well and really did a great job in coming up with unique experiences. We will surely take some ideas away with us." In addition, Vaughan Mills took the next step, " We were so impressed by the caliber of students that we would like to arrange a JOB FAIR at Humber College.”

Congratulations to all of the students, who will be able to add this element of experiential learning to their personal resumes and portfolios. Thank you to their Professor, Anna Zamparo.

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Fashion Professor Visits the Copenhagen Institute of Design and Technology

Fashion Professor Visits the Copenhagen Institute of Design and Technology

Thu, May 16, 2019

Rossie Kadiyska visited the Copenhagen Institute of Design and Technology to participate in knowledge exchange and build collaborative opportunities.

During the visit, Rossie Kadiyska observed classes in Biomimicry, Sustainable technologies and Design, met with Humber exchange students, conducted interviews with KEA students on sustainability and gave a guest lecture on sustainability framework in the luxury fashion.

The visit in Denmark was a peek into a world where sustainability is weaved into the everyday activities of the Danes and has become a permanent and inseparable part of their lives: from the daily commute with bicycles (2:1 per person) to sustainable buildings, healthy and slow food, sustainable textiles and fashion and the stress free Danish way of living "hygge".

During the trip, both sides explored opportunities for collaboration and deepening the partnership. As a result of the trip, our first Fashion Management and Promotions Graduate Certificate student will complete an internship with two Danish companies working in sustainable fashion and shoes.

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Fashion Arts and Business Students Organize 2019 Walk It Out Fashion Show

Fashion Arts and Business Students Organize 2019 Walk It Out Fashion Show

Fri, April 12, 2019

Earth, wind, fire and water, took to the runway at this year’s Walk It Out: The Elements of Humber fashion show.

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Slow Fashion Exchange at Humber

Slow Fashion Exchange at Humber

Wed, April 10, 2019

Humber’s Sustainable Fashion Committee, led by Fashion Professor Francesca D’Angelo, kicked off Earth Week at Humber with a Slow Fashion Exchange.

This event was a pop-up experience and chat on sustainable fashion organized by Fashion Management degree and graduate certificate students at the Lakeshore campus. It opened up the conversation on the negative environmental impact of the fashion industry, and how to take steps in the right direction to become part of the slow fashion movement.

Campus and community members donated gently-used or new clothing to facilitate an exchange, where attendants purchased items as an environmentally-conscious means of updating their wardrobe. Along with the exchange, the event provided the opportunity for people to share their best-piece-of-clothing story at the Selfie Station and to learn what the slow fashion movement is all about. Adding to the event was a panel discussion from industry experts on sustainability, including representatives from the City of Toronto and clothing brand H&M. The event was concluded with an announcement of integrating courses focused on sustainability into Humber’s Fashion Management Graduate Certificate program for the upcoming academic year.

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Fashion Management Degree Students Go on Annual Field Trip to Panalpina

Fashion Management Degree Students Go on Annual Field Trip to Panalpina

Tue, April 02, 2019

Fashion Management Degree students had their annual visit to Panalpina, the Mississauga-based freight forwarder.

The students enjoyed a head office tour as well as a warehouse tour where they had an inside look at Harry Rosen’s Closet, a customs clearing zone and a highly protected area, where digital body scans and ids are required to gain access.

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Fashion Arts & Business Students Gain Real-World Retail Experience

Fashion Arts & Business Students Gain Real-World Retail Experience

Tue, February 05, 2019

Through their Global Store Operations course, final semester Fashion Arts & Business students were introduced to global retail in Canada. 

The experiential learning course has been collaborating with Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre for 6 years now and we are very excited to announce that for 2019, we have added Mississauga Square One Shopping Centre to the mix. Both Ivanhoe Cambridge ( Vaughan Mills) and Oxford Properties (Square One) represent major players in the Shopping Centre Industry in Canada and students were introduced to the General Managers and key Management in both these centres.

The final semester students will be challenged to think beyond retail products and look to create and bring to life business concepts targeted at creating a customer experience that will draw traffic to the shopping centres. Drawing from their acquired knowledge and experience with Marketing & Social Media studies, Trends, Visual Presentation, Photoshop and other courses. This project will allow students to package all their learning and impress the panel of judges from both Humber's Business School and the Shopping Centres.

Stay tuned for the results of the presentations at the end of March.

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Fashion Students Raise Funds for Youth Without Shelter

Fashion Students Raise Funds for Youth Without Shelter

Tue, February 05, 2019

Students from the Fashion Arts and Business program donated the $843.04 in proceeds they raised from their Eco Closet event to Youth Without Shelter.

They were given a private tour of the facility from Mike Burnett, Community Engagement and Education Specialist of Youth Without Shelter. The event planning and budgeting fashion students selected this charity as they wish to give back to the community.

Youth Without Shelter (YWS) is an emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth. They are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs for homeless youth ages 16­-24. They provide an independent shelter, committed to diverse client ­focused services, in a safe, non­judgmental environment. Their programs enable youth to live responsibly and independently in society.

Pictured in the left-hand photo is Mike Burnett, Community Engagement and Education Specialist of Youth Without Shelter, Fashion Arts and Business student Rafaa Chapti, and Program Coordinator, Jennifer Dawson.

Learn more about Youth Without Shelter by visiting their site at www.yws.on.ca.

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Humber Spa Team Creates and Organizes First Annual Shoebox Project Initiative

Humber Spa Team Creates and Organizes First Annual Shoebox Project Initiative

Thu, January 24, 2019

The Shoebox Project for Women collects and distributes gift-filled shoeboxes to women impacted by homelessness.

The Shoebox Project for Women collects and distributes gift-filled shoeboxes to women impacted by homelessness in communities across Canada and the U.S. Each thoughtfully created and decorated shoebox can enhance self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation for women in need.

The Humber Spa team has taken on the endeavor of creating the First Annual Shoebox Project Initiative. The team collected an impressive total of 90 shoeboxes generosity donated by staff, students and members of the surrounding community.

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The Fashion Institute's New Showroom Space

The Fashion Institute's New Showroom Space

Mon, December 10, 2018

The Textile Product Knowledge and the Wholesales Sales Management classes held a trade show in the new Showroom Space in Humber's Fashion Institute.

It was a great morning where students were able to share their research and knowledge with each other. It also gave the third- and fourth-year students an opportunity to network and learn from each other. The new Showroom Space is a welcomed addition to the Fashion Institute and earned rave reviews from the students.

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Fashion Students and Faculty Attend trends event at the FGI

Fashion Students and Faculty Attend trends event at the FGI

Tue, December 04, 2018

On November 27th, 2018, fashion faculty, program advisory, and students attended a Fashion Group International (FGI) event.

Fiona Aztler & Regan Timson from Peclers Paris presented to FGI for a special tailored Trend Presentation for the Toronto Fashion Community. The presentation focused on how to understand what consumers are looking for, how Peclers creates their own colours, and selects the themes & insights for Spring 2020. Humber faculty and students were engaged throughout the presentation and pleased to gain insights into future trends in the fashion industry.

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Fashion Innovation Within Take Back The Tap

Fashion Innovation Within Take Back The Tap

Tue, December 04, 2018

Fashion Management and Promotions students visited the Humber Lakeshore Welcome Center to explore the impact of waste on our environment. 

The Take Back the Tap initiative was a collaboration between the Fashion Graduate Certificate program, Humber Sustainability and Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Center. In addition to learning about the most common pieces of garbage found in Lake Ontario and textile products that can be made from recycled materials, the students were able to engage with the speakers about how the fashion industry hurts our environment. Students engaged in an interactive discussion on steps we can make within our own personal lives and within the fashion supply chain to reduce and eliminate waste.

The fashion industry is one of the most impactful industries in waste and pollution. There are many things that we can do to eliminate waste, such as: reducing consumption of non-sustainable products, choosing to buy local or Canadian-made products that have not travelled around the globe, and finding ways to reuse garments and accessories in order to reduce the amount of textiles ending up in landfills. The visit reinforced Humber strategic priorities of career-ready citizens and innovation in education.

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Esthetician/Spa Management Alumna Wins COSA Award

Esthetician/Spa Management Alumna Wins COSA Award

Mon, December 03, 2018

Congratulations to Ana Furda, a 2014 Esthetician/Spa Management Diploma Program graduate.

Ana won Best Service by a Skin Therapist at the 2018 Cosmetics Outstanding Service (COSA) Awards. The award was presented to her during a ceremony held on November 15th at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Toronto Ontario.

Ana currently works as a skin therapist at the prestigious Hammam Spa located in Toronto, Ontario, and was nominated for this award by her peers and vendors for her outstanding skill and professionalism in her position.

This is an amazing achievement and is much deserved!

View Ana’s acceptance speech at the COSA Awards. >

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Fashion Students Organize a Highly Successful Sample Sale

Fashion Students Organize a Highly Successful Sample Sale

Tue, November 06, 2018

Humber's Fashion students launched their very own Pop Up Shop at The Fashion Institute's trendy, street front location, 3166 Lakeshore Blvd. West.

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Faculty and Students Attend the Fashion Visionary Awards

Faculty and Students Attend the Fashion Visionary Awards

Thu, November 01, 2018

On Tuesday, October 30th, Fashion Group International presented its annual fashion visionary awards.  

Humber students, staff, faculty, and alumni were present. The Toronto Fashion Group International recognized the achievements of Roxie Earle, Christopher Bates, and Laurie Balzak who are Fashion Group International’s 2018 visionary recipients.  Past recipients of the esteemed FGI Visionary Award include Robin Kay, Harry Rosen, Susan Langdon, Barb Atkin & Bonnie Brooks. 

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Fashion Students Find Solutions to a Real-World Problem at CREA Charette

Fashion Students Find Solutions to a Real-World Problem at CREA Charette

Thu, November 01, 2018

Five Bachelor of Commerce - Fashion Management students participated in the 2nd annual Canadian Retail Educators Association (CREA) Charrette. 

The Charrette (part of Ryerson University's Retail Week) is an intensive, interdisciplinary team learning experience. CREA works with retail industry partners to identify a "real-life" problem scenario, which will be revealed to the teams on the first day. Teams will then collaborate to design a solution within a specified time limit. This year's problem scenario centred around the redevelopment and retail revitalization of Union Station and asked the students to develop innovative retail concepts for space. Student's work was judged by industry partners including Beauleigh Retail Consulting (lead retail consultants for the Union Station project) and Osmington (Union Station's landlord). Humber Faculty, Bruce Sinclair, who is also Co-President of CREA worked to make the event happen. 

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Humber Fashion Students Intern with Yorkdale Dior

Humber Fashion Students Intern with Yorkdale Dior

Mon, October 01, 2018

Two Humber fashion students interned with Dior in Yorkdale from August 4th to the 20th this past summer.

The internship was for a Canada-wide capsule collection launch for “Amour Dior.” It's an incredible experience for students who wish to work with a luxury brand like Dior.

The successful candidates were:
Christopher Morrison – Fashion Arts and Business Diploma – 2018 Grad
Diliana Karaleeva – Fashion Management and Promotions – Post Grad

Dior specifically reached out to find Humber students. They also wish to continue to partner together after our #HumberDior successful event at the ROM last February. Congratulations to Christopher and Diliana. We look forward to future collaborations with Dior.

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Fashion Student Featured in Shoppers Ad Campaign

Fashion Student Featured in Shoppers Ad Campaign

Mon, October 01, 2018

Asma Karimi, a Fashion Arts and Business Diploma student, was recently featured in a Shoppers Drug Mart campaign.

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Fashion Students Attend the Time Capsule Exhibition

Fashion Students Attend the Time Capsule Exhibition

Mon, September 24, 2018

The Fashion Arts and Business students and faculty travelled to Union Station for the Time Capsule Exhibition presented by Louis Vuitton.

The Time Capsule Exhibition is a journey that revisits landmark innovations in technology and design through the history of the luxury fashion house. The exhibition was a great fit for faculty and students to experience, and they were offered exclusive guided tour access.

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Business School Graduate Showcases her Fashion Collection at New York Fashion Week

Business School Graduate Showcases her Fashion Collection at New York Fashion Week

Mon, September 24, 2018

Medjy Mezilus, a Humber graduate of 2017 had the opportunity to showcase her MeMe Collection in the Big Apple, during the New York Fashion Week.

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The Fast and the Fierce Window Display

The Fast and the Fierce Window Display

Mon, September 24, 2018

This window display was developed by a talented group of students who recently won second prize for their NASCAR-inspired window concept.

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Humber Fashion Alumna Working as Fashion Professor in India

Humber Fashion Alumna Working as Fashion Professor in India

Mon, June 18, 2018

Devu Choksi, a Humber Fashion alumna, is now working as a full-time fashion professor at the IDT-Institute of Design and Technology in Gujarat, India.

There, she teaches subjects such as Design Idea, Business Management and Visual Merchandising. Recently, Devu returned to Humber to give a guest lecture about Fashion Design in India and what she's been doing since her graduation. In addition to her guest lecture, Devu also helped organize and plan the Haute Humber Fashion Show.

"I combine my learning at INIFD and Humber in my teaching career (as they are so different). It is so much fun to teach the design and business side of Fashion when you have to learn both," said Devu on her blog. "Working for Haute Humber Fashion Show 2018 was an amazing experience. To be part of this fashion show as planning in advance is what I really enjoy."

Thank you Devu, and congratulations!

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Program Advisory Committee Member Awarded Mind Body Spirit Award

Program Advisory Committee Member Awarded Mind Body Spirit Award

Mon, June 18, 2018

Angela DeMontigny is the Mind Body and Spirit 2018 Award recipient and one of our Program Advisory Committee members for Fashion Arts and Business.

The award is organized and presented by the Brilliant Minded Women Organization and Foundation. Founded by Agata Klimczak in 2013 it is a corporation that awards brilliant women in various fields that have gone above and beyond their duties to their families and careers. They have been trailblazers in their industries and have been inspirations to us. We are here to create networking opportunities and aim to facilitate strong bonds.

Angela DeMontigny is an internationally-renowned, indigenous designer. Her custom-made, all leather clothing collections, bold accessories & statement jewelry made of semi-precious jewels, crystals & diamonds have been sold in specialty boutiques and galleries throughout North America and Europe since 1995.

The award ceremony will be held this fall. Congratulations Angela!

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Faculty Represents the Business School at First Indigenous Fashion Week

Faculty Represents the Business School at First Indigenous Fashion Week

Mon, June 18, 2018

Fashion Program Coordinator Jennifer Dawson and Dean Alvina Cassiani represented Humber at the first-ever Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO).

The IFWTO was held from May 31 – June 3, 2018. The event aims to present the most distinct and progressive Indigenous artists working in fashion, textiles, and craft. And, according to the IFWTO website, they are "committed to exploring the deep connections between mainstream fashion, Indigenous art and traditional practice through presentation for broad audiences and industries. With amplified visibility of and led by Indigenous women, IFWTO is bold, inclusive and accessible."

Also present at the opening reception event, was the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The Business School was honoured to sponsor the Indigenous Fashion, Craft and Textiles Runways Showcase.

Congratulations to the IFWTO. We can't wait to attend next year!

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Humber Fashion Trip to New York

Humber Fashion Trip to New York

Mon, June 18, 2018

Diploma, Degree, and Post Grad fashion students traveled to New York City for a fashion business trip with their Program Coordinators.

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Humber Spa “Evaluapp” to Streamline Classroom Learning

Humber Spa “Evaluapp” to Streamline Classroom Learning

Mon, June 18, 2018

George Paravantes MFA IxD, Program Coordinator Multimedia Design and Development, has helped the Humber Spa develop their "Evaluapp."

"The Humber Spa App is a Tablet Application focused on moving the conversion forward on Mobile Learning tools in the classroom. The Tablet Application is focused on helping facilitate the “Moment of Need” and feedback to students as a Mobile Learning Support Tool.

The tablet application has been designed using Human-Centered Design methods to better understand both the lab technologist and student needs. The Tablet App enables lab technologists to mark more effectively and share student feedback in real-time. The classroom tablet scenario can be either an assessment or an evaluation.

Many of the in-process evaluations and assessments technologists use in labs tend to be on paper and require a transfer to a digital LMS system which can delay crucial feedback for students. Timely feedback can help to progress students more confidently in a project in class. Critical feedback at the right moments can sometimes create the creative confidence we look to instill in the students' project and work.

Finally, the tablet application has been purposely designed to be used not just by one program at Humber but any program or school across the college that evaluates or assess in-process work. It imports banner students list and lets the technologist create Assessments and Evaluations with a rubric in a fast intuitive gesture-driven touch Interface."

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Humber Students Organize Fashion Show Fundraiser

Humber Students Organize Fashion Show Fundraiser

Thu, June 14, 2018

Humber Event and Fashion students and faculty put on a fashion show at the Fierce and Fabulous Gala, a social event empowering youth and women.

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Lights, Camera, Fashion!

Lights, Camera, Fashion!

Wed, April 18, 2018

Students from multiple programs gathered to combine their creative talents at Silverline Studios.

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Fashion Management Students Treated to VIP Visit to Panalpina

Fashion Management Students Treated to VIP Visit to Panalpina

Thu, April 12, 2018

Fourth-year Fashion Management students were treated to a VIP visit to Panalpina, one of the world’s leading freight forwarders for luxury fashion.

They met with Dimitri Brink, the Country Head of Marketing & Sales, Cindy Woodcock, Senior Communications Professional, and Kevin Wallace, Country Industry Vertical Sales Manager - Luxury Fashion at Panalpina. The team organized a stellar presentation confiding the inner workings of the company’s organizational structure and operating schedule with the students, who were invited to take a seat in the company’s boardroom.

They were also given a warehouse tour by Dave Hammond, Business Unit Head of Logistics, where they not only came up close and personal with some luxury brands but also had the opportunity to walk into a mystery Canadian retailer’s closet!

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Pinnacle Cosmetics Executive Speaks to Cosmetics Management Students

Pinnacle Cosmetics Executive Speaks to Cosmetics Management Students

Mon, April 09, 2018

Our Cosmetic Management students were pleased to welcome guest speaker Marta Etynkowski to their Ethics & Sustainability class.

Marta is a Senior Cosmetics Executive for Pinnacle Cosmetics, a private label cosmetics company located right here in Toronto. Pinnacle's range of products are paragon free, hypo-allergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and not tested on animals.

Marta commented on her visit to Humber: "I had such a great time speaking to Humber College students about ethics & sustainability in the cosmetics industry. We discussed animal testing, environmental issues, ethical sourcing, recyclable packaging, chemical and ingredient regulations, labelling, ethical advertising, and more. These young women are so well informed on the various issues relating to the beauty industry - it's incredibly inspiring! They are truly concerned about ethical and social issues, animal welfare and our planet. They're our future generation of cosmetics professionals who will be shaping the industry and making sweeping, positive changes. I couldn't be more honoured to have met them."

We too were thrilled to have Marta interact with our students and share her real-world experience and views on these key issues affecting our cosmetics industry.

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Walk It Out Fashion Show 2018: Haute Humber

Walk It Out Fashion Show 2018: Haute Humber

Sun, April 01, 2018

Every year, graduating Fashion Arts and Business students organize an annual fashion show called Walk it Out.

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Professors Travel to Saxion University for International Week

Professors Travel to Saxion University for International Week

Sun, April 01, 2018

Two business school professors, Jennifer Dawson and Rossie Kadiyska, attended International Week at Saxion University in the Netherlands.

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Student Presents Her Winning Essay for the Greatest High School Teacher Contest

Student Presents Her Winning Essay for the Greatest High School Teacher Contest

Sun, April 01, 2018

Fashion Arts and Business Student, Alyson Condon, submitted one of the winning essays in the Greatest High School Teacher Contest.

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Students Learn About a Career in Fashion at Night Owl Event

Students Learn About a Career in Fashion at Night Owl Event

Mon, March 26, 2018

On March 14th, 2018, the fashion-focused Night Owl Networking event was hosted by The Business School Placement Centre at the Lakeshore Campus.

 

The event was well attended with over 60 Fashion Management program students, as well as students from various other Humber College Business programs. The Job Market Panel was comprised of eight professionals from multiple unique fashion industries.

The event began with a short introduction by panel members and the conversation included important topics such as continuous learning, leadership, networking and making connections. Students then asked questions about what it is like to work in the fashion industry and how to approach a mentorship relationship. The responses from the panel were well received by the attending students. The event concluded with a networking session, offering students the opportunity to make connections with industry professionals.

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Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Window Display at the Fashion Institute

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Window Display at the Fashion Institute

Mon, March 19, 2018

The latest window display at the Fashion Institute features the work of Fashion Arts and Business, Fashion Management, and Event Management students.

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High School Students get Pampered at the Humber Spa

High School Students get Pampered at the Humber Spa

Thu, March 08, 2018

The Humber Spa participated in a recruitment initiative for students from Fletcher's Meadow Secondary School in Brampton Ontario. 

Along with a tour of the college, a visit to the arboretum, and a hands-on workshop in the culinary labs, the Esthetician/Spa Management students offered 80 high school students a complementary treatment so that they could experience life as a student.

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Fashion Diploma Student Appears on the Marilyn Denis Show

Fashion Diploma Student Appears on the Marilyn Denis Show

Thu, March 08, 2018

Fashion Arts and Business diploma student, Vanessa Ariganello, appeared on the Marilyn Denis Show. 

Venessa participated in the Stylist Academy Segment with Peter Papapetrou. She and another student from Ryerson appeared on the program to learn tips and tricks of the trade. In the program, Peter gave the two stylists-in-training a person to makeover, followed by a shopping trip to put their looks together. In-studio, their client’s makeover was revealed to the studio audience, while Peter gave them feedback.

This is a very exciting opportunity and great exposure. Congratulations Vanessa!

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Fashion Student Launches Shoe Line at New York Fashion Week

Fashion Student Launches Shoe Line at New York Fashion Week

Thu, March 08, 2018

Fashion Arts and Business student, Taneish Leslie, had the opportunity and privilege of debuting her shoe line at the 2018 New York Fashion Week.

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Esthetician/Spa and Cosmetic Management Students Give Back to the Community

Esthetician/Spa and Cosmetic Management Students Give Back to the Community

Wed, March 07, 2018

A team of students from the Esthetician/Spa Management and Cosmetic Management diploma programs volunteered their time to give back to the community.

During an event at Michael Power/St. Joseph High School in Etobicoke, Humber students offered complimentary nail polish changes and makeup touch-ups for a Mother-Daughter Wellness Tea. The event is designed to support social, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness for young women and their guardians. This year marked the 10th and final year of the event. Thank you to all those who made it a success.

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Student Discusses Her Love of Cosmetics Industry

Student Discusses Her Love of Cosmetics Industry

Fri, February 23, 2018

Nicole Seow, a second-year student in the Cosmetic Management program, has been passionate about makeup since High School.

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Fashion Students Visit the ROM’s Christian Dior Collection

Fashion Students Visit the ROM’s Christian Dior Collection

Tue, February 13, 2018

On February 1st, over 200 Fashion students and faculty had the privilege of attending the Christian Dior collection event at the Royal Ontario Museum.

On February 1, over 200 students and faculty from the Fashion Arts and BusinessFashion Management and Promotions, and Fashion Management, Bachelor of Commerce programs had the privilege of attending the Christian Dior collection event at the Royal Ontario Museum. The collection showcases the works of Christian Dior from 1947 to 1957, which, after the devastation of World War II, revived the Paris haute couture industry.

The event featured a welcome and overview of the exhibit given by Alexandra Palmer, the fashion costume senior curator and chair of the Veronika Gervers Research Fellowship in Textiles & Costume at the ROM. This was followed by a main-lobby reception before the groups were brought in to view the exhibition.

Jennifer Dawson, Fashion Arts Business program coordinator, collaborated with Douglas Mandel, the VP of Dior Canada and Las Vegas, to give students exposure to this fashion visionary and vital moment in the history of western fashion.

“It’s great to learn the history of fashion, especially in a generation that is not run by social media. It’s great to see how they promoted this fashion and to see how Christian Dior played a prominent role in Canadian fashion,” said one student after viewing the exhibit.

This event was an excellent learning and networking experience for students as they prepare to launch their own Fashion Show, Haute Humber, on April 10th.

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Fashion Students Attend Higher Education Summit

Fashion Students Attend Higher Education Summit

Tue, December 12, 2017

On November 26 & 27, 2017, Fashion Arts and Business students attended the annual Higher Education Summit at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

There they displayed their award-winning, student-driven exhibit of a pop-up retail space dedicated to steampunk.

The Higher Education Summit is an annual high-powered event that explores the top issues affecting postsecondary education today. The Summit features networking opportunities for students in attendance, as well a talks with leading educators and leaders. Some featured speakers at this year’s Summit included Daniel H. Pink, Ellen Stofan, Neil Pasricha and more.

Congratulations to the students and faculty that attended this year’s Higher Education Summit.

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From Concept to Reality: This Humber Cosmetic Grad Makes It Happen

From Concept to Reality: This Humber Cosmetic Grad Makes It Happen

Wed, December 06, 2017

After graduating from the Humber Business School, Elisa started working at Orchard International as a Cosmetic Product Developer.

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Fashion Management Students Attend Talk Featuring Shopify CEO, Harley Finkelstein

Fashion Management Students Attend Talk Featuring Shopify CEO, Harley Finkelstein

Tue, December 05, 2017

Members of The Business School Placement Centre accompanied eight Fashion Management students to an event featuring Harley Finkelstein, COO, Shopify. 

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Esthetician/Spa Management Grad Excels in Industry

Esthetician/Spa Management Grad Excels in Industry

Fri, November 24, 2017

Kaileigh Gunn always had a passion for esthetics and cosmetics. From a young age, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in this industry.

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Spa Management Grad Excels in Nail Art

Spa Management Grad Excels in Nail Art

Wed, November 08, 2017

Art comes in all forms and can be displayed in all types of venues. 

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Students and Faculty Help Launch 100 Years of Heritage Fashion Exhibit

Students and Faculty Help Launch 100 Years of Heritage Fashion Exhibit

Wed, October 18, 2017

As a tribute to Canada 150, the Humber Fashion Institute and the Fashion Management and Promotions program presented “100 Years of Heritage Fashion”. 

This exhibit of vintage Male and Female fashion spans 100 years of Canada’s fashion history (from the 1880s to the 1980s) and has been loaned to the Institute by Mr. Robert Wain.

The exhibit was led by Wayne McLennan, Professor of Visual Merchandising, with the assistance of the collector, Robert Wain and Rossie Kadiyska, Program Coordinator. Twenty students from the Visual Merchandising class of the Fashion Management and Promotions Program volunteered and worked Friday evening to set up the exhibit and Saturday during the day to host and clear the exhibit.

The exhibit received excellent feedback from the community. Many visitors expressed their gratitude towards the exhibit and commented that it allowed them and the community to connect with the beauty of fashion. The students were honoured to welcome their first visitor, Alvina Cassiani, Dean of the Business School and an ardent student and fashion supporter.

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Canadian Retail Educators Association’s Inaugural Retail Charrette

Canadian Retail Educators Association’s Inaugural Retail Charrette

Tue, October 10, 2017

Three students from Humber's Fashion Management programs participated in the Canadian Retail Educators Association's inaugural Retail Charrette.

The 2017 CREA Charrette is an intensive, interdisciplinary, team-learning experience held during Retail Week at the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management. Teams were challenged with a complex problem related to the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area. Veronika Kizhlo (Fashion Management, Bachelor of Commerce), Diliana Karaleva (Fashion Management and Promotions) and Mananshi Patel (Fashion Arts and Business) participated alongside students from Ryerson University, Fanshawe and Seneca Colleges. Bruce Sinclair, Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management acted as a mentor to the Charrette groups.

The event was a great success and we hope to encourage more students to participate next year. Pictured are Veronika Kizhlo and Diliana Karaleva.

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Fashion Management Program Coordinator Visits Namuna College of Fashion Technology

Fashion Management Program Coordinator Visits Namuna College of Fashion Technology

Wed, September 27, 2017

Jennifer Dawson, Program Coordinator of the Fashion Management program, visited the Namuna College of Fashion and Technology on July 14, 2017.

An introductory meeting was held between her and officials of the college during which information on the respective educational institutions were shared. She also had a lively interaction with students and faculty members of the college during a tour of Namuna college. A token of remembrance was presented to her by Anil Kumaar Upadhyay on the college's behalf.

The visit was facilitated by the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN) and also present were Ramola Sthapit (Officer Manager, FWEAN) and Shreejani Tuladhar (Member, FWEAN).

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Fashion Arts Professor Promotes Women Entrepreneurship in Nepal

Fashion Arts Professor Promotes Women Entrepreneurship in Nepal

Thu, September 14, 2017

Jennifer Dawson, a professor and Program Coordinator for the Fashion Arts and Business program, participated in a life-changing volunteer opportunity.

Jennifer volunteered with the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN). The mandate of FWEAN is to empower and inspire Nepali women and assist them with their entrepreneurial and business endeavours.

As part of the Leave for Change program, Jennifer travelled to Nepal for a three-week stay to assist FWEAN in their mandate. She conducted workshops on Leadership and Management to women entrepreneurs, while also promoting women entrepreneurship through advocacy and networking. When she wasn’t teaching, Jennifer was enjoying Nepali culture, food, sites and fashion.

“My Leave for Change was an experience of a lifetime, and I will cherish the memories forever,” said Jennifer of her volunteer experience. "I would like to thank Humber College for allowing me to demonstrate leadership and expand my personal and professional horizons while acquiring a deeper understanding of international development.”

Leave for Change is a program that is a part of Uniterra and is managed by two non-profit organizations: World University Service Canada (WUSC) and the Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI). Humber College is partnered with Leave for Change and sponsors full-time Humber employees to participate and volunteer their expertise around the globe.

Congratulations Jennifer on your amazing work in Nepal. Thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to this worthy cause.

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Fashion Management Degree Students Apply their Experience During Capstone Course

Fashion Management Degree Students Apply their Experience During Capstone Course

Thu, June 29, 2017

Students in the Fashion Management degree program completed their capstone course this past spring.

The course was a major undertaking for the students, as they had to apply the knowledge, skills and experience they acquired throughout their years of study.

The objective of the 15-week course was to plan and design a start-up retail enterprise. Throughout the course, eight student groups had to create an original concept, focus on the customer experience and market the business. In fact, three groups substantially altered their business concepts within the first two weeks of the course. Everyone learned that adaptability and problem-solving are essential skills to have when planning a business venture.

Throughout the process, most students had to balance other courses, a full-time work schedule and personal commitments. It was an intense challenge, but it was an excellent lesson in time management and balancing priorities.

Thanks to Mark Stoiko, a Professor at The Business School, for teaching this class and offering students guidance and advice throughout the course. And thank you to the Fashion Management students in the capstone course for their hard work, creativity and dedication towards their business ventures.

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