We believe learning plays an integral role for the success and sustainability of an emerging apparel brand. That is why we are pleased to offer two distinct online courses from the top names in fashion through our partnership with Masterclass. Masterclass is a San Francisco based online educational platform in which leading industry experts, including public figures and celebrities share their expertise on a variety of topics, from fashion, art, cooking, pet training, lifestyle, film, music, and more. Please review our course offerings below.
Marc Jacobs’ infamous grunge collection got him fired; it also won him the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. He went on to become the creative director for Louis Vuitton for sixteen years before leaving to concentrate on his own eponymous line. In his first online class, the eleven-time CFDA Award-winning designer teaches his hands-on process for creating clothes that push boundaries and set trends. Learn Marc’s construction techniques, how he creates unique shapes and silhouettes, and how you can develop your own ideas from first sketch to final piece.
In her twenties, Diane von Furstenberg convinced a textile factory owner in Italy to let her produce her first designs. With those samples, she flew to New York City to build one of the world’s most iconic and enduring fashion brands. In her first online class, Diane teaches you how to build an apparel brand from start to finish. You’ll learn how to create a visual identity, build loyalty, stay true to your vision, and launch your product.