Fashion Edition

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Fashion Edition Institute
Advance your fashion career. Scale your business. EMPOWER your confidence.

Photo Credit: Essence Latifah

Program Summary

Since 2015, the Fashion Edition Institute has provided fashion professionals and entrepreneurs with an intentional and inspirational learning environment that promotes an “I Got This” mindset. Students enter the Institute ready to take advantage of career and business development coaching and mentoring that helps bring their career and/or business goals to life.

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Program Details

    Institute Schedule

Dates: March 2021 – August 2021
February 26-28: Fashion Mindset Retreat, an experience to prepare you for the Fashion Edition Institute lifestyle.

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, every Monday and Tuesday

Application opens October 5, 2020 – December 16, 2020

The Ideal Candidates

Age: 18-35

Candidate Status: We are seeking motivated, coachable fashion professionals and entrepreneurs who embrace honest feedback, desire to improve their skills and knowldge about the business behind the industry. Candidates must have 2+ years experience working in one of the below career paths:

    • Designer (accessories, footwear and apparel)
    • Wardrobe/Personal Stylist
    • Event Producer (fashion shows and events)
    • Film Producer and/or Director
    • Model
    • Creative Director (fashion shows, photoshoots and events)
    • Beauty: Makeup, hair, etc. for fashion professionals and/or events
    • Lifestyle Brand + Retailer
    • Blogging
    • Fashion and Talent Agent
    • Graphic Designer
    • Fashion Show Stylist
    • Fashion Ambassadors

Institute Tuition

$2,150 for early stage entrepreneurs or professional paying themselves (true value $8,000+) – supports the cost of a 2night/3day Fashion Mindset Retreat, weekly coaching, supplies, workbook, dinner at each session, RT travel and overnight accomodations to business trips and your custom business toolkit. PAYMENT PLANS ARE OFFERED.

The business toolkit will include equipment, supplies and gift certificates aligned with your individual career and/or business goals. Items may include a sewing table, shoe horns, certificates to pro bono or low-cost marketing services,  and more.

$8,000 for established businesses investing in their team members – supports the cost of a 2night/3day Fashion Mindset Retreat, weekly coaching, supplies, workbook, dinner at each session, RT travel and overnight accomodations to business trips and your custom business toolkit. PAYMENT PLANS ARE OFFERED.

The business toolkit will include equipment, supplies and gift certificates aligned with your individual career and/or business goals. Items may include a sewing table, shoe horns, certificates to pro bono or low-cost marketing services,  and more.

What you will get out of the program

Coaching from industry professionals

Coaching from seasoned industry leaders and entrepreneurs in the fields of fashion, business, mindset strengthening and marketing. They will help you gain clarity on next steps while giving you insider tips on how to market yourself as an influential asset companies and the fashion community. In addition to have access to a variety of professionals, each fashion professional is paired with a coach to help them develop and employ a 3-month action plan.

Behind-the-scenes look into the industry

Travel with us to tour creative companies in the Capital Region and NYC Fashion District. You will learn behind-the-scenes logistics that make fashion businesses and events look flawless – from running the operations to being a professional who helps a company or event meet goals, ultimately positioning you for promotions or referrals.

Improve your
self-confidence

Through the Fashion Edition Institute you will become a version of yourself that you are proud while deepening your knowledge of industry trends  and achieving your goals.

Career and business opportunities

Throughout the program career and business opportunities will be made available to students who demonstrate high reliability, commitment, grit and passion.

Each year we accept up to 8 fashion professionals and entrepreneurs who are coachable, embraces honest feedback and desires to improve while bringing their career and/or business to the next level.

The fashion professionals focus their attention on how to:

  • Enhance their brand and influence
  • Develop a better understanding of business operations as an employee, freelancer or business owner
  • Work alongside a community of industry professionals and peers who inspire them to move forward

At the end of Institute, during the Rites of Passage Ceremony, students present the goals they’ve achieved during the Institute, announce the additional resources they need to bring themselves to the next level and are awarded with a customized business toolkit. Industry professionals and peers in the audience step up in real time to let them know which resources they can provide. If you are ready to to access rockstar mentorship and coaching, click the interest form button to sign up for emails and be one of the first to to receive notice to apply.

Testimonials

Unique Mason

Fashion Designer

“I feel more motivation to move forward with my business because I have a better understanding of production costs, my customer profiles and how to operate my business.”

Company: Uniquely D’Vine

Donnay Stone

Emerging Fashion Designer

“I got to see the real ins and outs of how the back end side of the industry works. I experienced and develop[ed] a deeper understanding of the business of fashion from industry leaders.”

Malaika Iyok

Wardrobe Stylist

“Meeting professionals in the industry helped me get valuable feedback about what I want to do and knowing someone in the professional field of what I want to do gave me the confidence to do it.”

Company: Iyok Stylez

Eugene O’Neill

Apparel Designer

“The program is what I asked for. Our experience with Kierra, one of the teachers/mentors, helped me define who my brand is for.”

Company: Made In Truth Clothing

Thank You to Our Institute Partner

The You To Our Sponsors

Contact Us

Coach Carmen, MSW
Chief Coach and Founder
O: 518-207-0209
E: cduncan@matransitionservices.org

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