The Future of Fashion: The Gap Between Education & Real World Skills

Named one of the “8 Podcasts Every Fashion Girl Should Download” by Harper’s Bazaar and “The 5 Fashion And Beauty Podcasts You Need To Be Listening To Right Now” by the Huffington Post, you can imagine my excitement when host Charles Beckwith of Fashion Media Center asked me to come on his show, American Fashion Podcast.

Listen to American Fashion Podcast Episode 70: It’s About the Future

Recorded last week in NYC’s garment district, Jessica Hemmer from Bemis Worldwide talks about the technology they use to glue fabric instead of sewing, Michael Lavergne of Fixing Fashion discusses whether it’s the designer or the consumer who’s responsible for making ethical and sustainable clothing decisions, and I express my concern for the lack of industry essential Illustrator skills designers are not learning at top fashion schools so they are prepared and qualified for fashion design jobs. Hosts Charles Beckwith, Seth Friederman and Lisa-Maria Radano lead us through this discussion on the future of fashion and the gap between the real world skills and knowledge designers need versus what they’re actually learning in school.


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