Student Tours - Fashion

Study Tour Destinations for Fashion Students:
* New York City
* Paris, France
* Milan and Florence, Italy

The Fashion Industry and New York City
This fashion-focused trip is designed to introduce students of fashion to the industry in this fast-paced city. Presenting a balance of business and cultural experiences, students will enjoy visits to various industry appointments combined with museum tours, sightseeing and a Broadway Show.

You'll enjoy the excitement of the Garment District as racks of ready-to-wear are pushed through the streets from factory to showroom or off to be shipped to stores across the US. Visit Mood, the fabric store made famous by Operation Runway.

Most shops along Madison specialize in sumptuous merchandise; every design house under the sun has a shop along this gold-plated stretch. It's all here, from Calvin Klein and Donna Karan to Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Chloé, Emanuel Ungaro, Valentino and Vera Wang. It's worth strolling the blocks even if you don't intend to buy, as the windows can be particularly entertaining. The other must on Madison is Barney's New York, a dizzying display that makes a fitting conclusion to a shopping spree. And don't forget Macy's, Henri Bendel, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's.

Your trip will include a visit to the Observatory of the Empire State Building on the 102nd floor provides a special opportunity to view the city from above. On clear days visitors can see the surrounding countryside for distances up to 80 miles, looking into the neighboring states of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts, as well as New York. Do this at night for a dazzling display.

Walking tours of the various Manhattan neighborhoods gives one a peek at the various ethnic groups who live here. Chinatown, Little Italy and Harlem are all filled with interesting architecture, colorful shops and authentic cuisine. Greenwich Village, made famous by the hippies of the 60's, is still home to artists, poets and young professionals. SoHo is famous for the galleries and shops lining its narrow streets and Tribeca, or the 'triangle below Canal' is where you will find great shopping bargains.

New York is home to some of the world's finest museums. Students will visit the Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum as part of the tour but may want to see the Guggenheim, Museum of Modern Art or any of the smaller collections around town.

No trip to New York City is complete without a trip to Times Square. Newly opened restaurants and shops make this one of the city's hot spots. Adjacent to the Theater District, it is the perfect place for a quick bite before a show.