SEOUL — The Fashion Institute of Technology and South Korea’s FnC Kolon will host a summer workshop here for local fashion students this month, the Asian textile manufacturing giant said.
Beginning on July 13, 34 local students will take part in a week-long summer training program at the Fashion Institute of Kolon in Seoul. Students will follow a curriculum drawn up by faculty members from New York-based FIT, who will teach about textiles, design, merchandising and other fields plus mentor sessions during the program.
Students are to be split into five groups corresponding to Kolon’s five labels — Curonne (leather goods), Lucky Chouette (women’s wear), Customellow (women’s and men’s wear), Club Cambridge (men’s wear) and Henry Cotton (men’s wear) — and design business proposals for merchandising, visual merchandising and marketing for the brands. The students will also compete to develop eco-friendly ideas.
Each participant will receive a certificate following the program’s completion.
“It is a pleasure to be able to provide first-rate learning experience from New York for youths in Korea,” said Oh Won-sun, senior managing director of Kolon.
Kolon FnC, the fashion division of Korean conglomerate Kolon Industries, develops textiles and distributes international labels, including Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jimmy Choo and Berluti, in Korea.