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Fashion Design Students Visit Tokyo for 3 Nights and 4 Days

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15 students from the Fashion Institute of Technology Fashion Design Department travelled to Tokyo, Japan for a field trip to get a hands-on global experience of the fashion industry.

Mark-Evan Blackman, Chair of the Fashion Design Department, led the 15 students, in their 2nd or 4th semester in the Fashion Design major, on this international field trip from Tuesday, June 20 to Friday, June 23. Prior to this trip, the students were required to conduct a professional analysis of the Seoul Fashion Market to provide them with meaningful insight before traveling to Tokyo. This analysis helped the students to compare and contrast the differences between the Korean and Japanese fashion markets when visiting the 15 assigned retail units.

During this three night and four-day trip, the students also visited 2 museums and 2 galleries, and met up with the Japanese apparel Design Director. This wonderful opportunity to communicate with the designer allowed the students to understand how designers articulate their intelligence into their design. While visiting all the assigned retail units, museums, and galleries, the students were able to review and analyze the clothing assortments and displays, as well as study the unique designs of the garments.