CAMP WITH ZEE: Joe Zee, Elle’s creative director, is adding camp counselor to his résumé. Fashion camp. Zee and his partner, Rob Younkers, an instructor at Parsons the New School for Design, are starting on Aug. 5 a two-week crash course in design and garment construction called Stitched Fashion Camp for boys and girls, ages 10 to 14.
The fashion teens will spend six hours in a studio in East Hampton, N.Y., getting lessons on illustration, design, construction, styling — even visual merchandising, according to its Web site. “They will sew a skirt or shorts, rework a T- shirt, and create a look from their illustrated collection,” said a description of the curriculum. Price? $1850, supplies included. “Please bring your own ‘brown bag’ lunch,” the site advises.
This story first appeared in the June 25, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.