MULTIPLE FASHION SHOWS — Fashion Merchandising students host fashion shows throughout the year as part of the Fashion Show Production course as well as through two student organizations, the Fashion Association and the Visual Merchandising Club.
As an undergraduate fashion merchandising major, you can join the IUP Fashion Association and Visual Merchandising Club. Students are encouraged to take leadership roles in order to be prepared for real-world opportunities.
The IUP Fashion Association is a professional student organization that fosters advancement via activities both on and off campus. Guest speakers and alumni who are invited to campus often provide intern positions as well as counsel. The group also sponsors fashion shows that bring together creative students from other departments. Recent shows featured student designers and stylists. Throughout the year, members visit industry businesses in both New York City and Pittsburgh. They also participate in fundraising activities and public service projects.
Students gain hands-on experience by creating displays in Ackerman Hall’s impressive showcase through The Visual Merchandising Club. The club also organizes trips and activities that help provide a better understanding of the visual merchandising aspect of the fashion industry. The club recently held a men’s fashion show. Teamwork is vital as a visual merchandiser. In the club, working with other members to design and execute visual displays is a great way to learn to collaborate with others while also expanding students’ creative abilities. The club welcomes all IUP students.
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