It has been a dream of mine to visit America’s fashion capital for years. So when I heard there was an opportunity to participate in a New York City Fashion Tour, I jumped at the chance. Two Purdue professors took sixteen Apparel Design & Technology and Retail Management students to Manhattan for five days and four nights. We had professional site visits with companies involved in all aspects of the industry. These professionals were generous with their time to give us valuable insight into the fast past fashion industry.
As a group, we also saw the Broadway show Chicago, visited the Met, took a bus tour of the city, and had a group dinner to wrap up our trip. We also had a bunch of free time too and I took advantage of every minute of it. I checked out Central Park, Rockefeller Center, & Times Square, woke up and went to the Today Show, window shopped 5th Ave and SoHo, fabric shopped in the Garment District, and enjoyed some yummy New York style cheesecake and pizza.
It was surreal to experience the city where all of the fashion, culture, and art is born and developed. Being able to share this opportunity with fashion lovers helped to make it even more worthwhile. I can’t wait to return!
--- Kelsey Leliaert
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