Study Abroad in Fashion Capitals

In the Spring, we offer the students an opportunity to embark on a study abroad trip to a major fashion capitol of the world. Past trips have included Paris, Florence and Milan. On the trip, students will engage in an on-site project as well as experience the fashion, culture, working environment and commerce of a major fashion capitol of the world.

Paris, France

Notre Dame Cathedral
Fashion-Focused Tour of the Louvre
International Fashion Academy of Paris
Azzedine Alaîa Exhibition in Le Marais
Museum of Paris
Musee de Artists
Yves St Laurent Museum
Foundation Louis Vuitton
Chanel Boutique

Milan, Italy

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Bagatti Valsecchi
Duomo di Milano
Royal Palace of Milan
10 Corso Como Exhibit
Fondazione Prada
Brera District
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
Duomo, Via Della Spiga

London, England

Fashion and Textile Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
Design Museum
Somerset House
Tower Bridge
Oxford Street
Buckingham Palace
The National Gallery
Dover Street Market, Haymarket
Fashion Space Gallery

Florence, Italy

Galleria del Costume
Salvatore Ferragamo museum
Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio
Silver Museum
Torrini Museum
Palazzo Strozzi

New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is one of the most exciting and influential events in the fashion industry. During NYFW, LIU fashion students have worked backstage at some of the major shows. This is a fabulous hands-on opportunity to not only see the inner workings of a real live runway show in action, but to work with design assistants, models and production teams.



Industry Visits

Embark on industry visits to gain an understanding of how the fashion industry operates. Have had the opportunity to access top showrooms and meet designers such as Rebecca Minkoff, Elie Tahari, Phillip Lim, Martin Andersson, and the founders of Vineyard Vines, to name a few. The visit will give students a full overview of how their respective brands function. We expose students to an atelier so that they can see how clothing is made from pattern-making to finished samples. Past industry trips have included stops at Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), fashion’s prominent trade publication, to hear from editors, staff writers, and stylists; fabric and trim sources in the famed Garment District, such as Mood Fabrics featured on Project Runway; and note-worthy fashion exhibitions in and around NYC.

Fashion Forum

Join Fashion Merchandising Adjunct Professor Margaret Nicklas' dialog with Diana Varva, CEO of Spotlight Beauty PR, as she shares her career journey and offers advice for the next generation of fashion industry leaders.

Fashion Merchandising Press

Cherie Serota
Director of Fashion Merchandising