On Tuesday April 12th, the University Fashion Group hosted our 3rd meeting for the Spring 2022 semester. The meeting consisted of both in-person and online participation from our members.
At the meeting, we had a guest speaker, Colleen Rast, discuss her experience in the fashion industry. She provided an alternative background and experience from our previous speakers because her focus is in finance. A few members expressed their excitement about hearing from a non-fashion major discuss how they entered the fashion industry. Although a large portion of our members are in the Textiles and Apparel major, a few members come from Colleges and majors all across the university. A few majors include History, Exercise Science, Finance, Business Administration, Communications, Sociology, and Marketing.
Colleen’s story was filled with twists and turns in her journey to her current position as a Senior Demand Planner at Four Hands. She offered advice involving career changes and how she marketed her skill set to eventually become involved in product distribution.
At the meeting, Tess, our current president, gave the members an overview of the Senior Capstone Collection 2022 Fashion Show. There was also a volunteer sign up form that was passed to the members. If any members are interested in volunteering at the show, check your email for the latest message from UFG. Feel free to reach out to UFG on Instagram @universityfashiongroup and dm our creative team about signing up to be a volunteer. We need all the help we can get to make the show a success!
Lastly, members split into committee teams to discuss with their respective officers about the last tasks needed to complete before the fashion show.
Our show is a week away!
Written by: Kayla Nelson