Project Runway turned us all into armchair couture designers. Seeing up-and-coming designers wow us by churning out stunning new garments week after week, with crazy deadlines, bizarre limitations, and materials not meant to become clothing gave us all a sense of empowerment. Sure, these people are obviously quite gifted, and most went to school for some aspect of fashion design, but isn’t there a place for us in the fashion industry, too? Whether you dream of bursting onto the catwalk with a wholly original line, or just getting your foot in the door, the Baltimore Fashion Alliance has the event for you, next week. Mark your calendars for WORK IT.
WORK IT is the BFA’s “career day” of sorts—a chance to learn more about how to break into the fashion industry. There will be some of Baltimore’s top pros on hand to answer all of your burning questions about how to make a life in one of the most desirable and glamorous industries. Not only is this a great opportunity to learn about the ins-and-outs of fashion, it’s a great chance to hear from real people who’ve made it work right here in Baltimore. Some of the names on the panel include Kelley Krohn of Poppy and Stella, Lauren Bell of Babe boutique, Stacey Chambers of Gogo’s Retread Threads, Lana Rae of Fashion Awards Maryland, and John-John Williams of The Baltimore Sun. The event is free and open to all, with RSVPs appreciated.
WORK IT will be held Wednesday, April 2 from 7pm-9pm at Christopher Schafer Clothier, 1400 Aliceanna Street in Baltimore. For more information, visit www.baltimorefashionalliance.org.