Ready for a Close-Up
Miami is ready to take its place in the global fashion industry with the launch of the College’s Miami Fashion Institute at Wolfson Campus.
The state-of-the-art facility celebrated its grand opening last month with an exciting Reveal event showcasing the technology, curriculum and creative classroom spaces that are transforming students into skilled professionals who can succeed in the dynamic world of fashion.
On hand for the event was the Fashion Institute’s advisory board, comprised of notable designers, manufacturers and retailers with ties to South Florida, including Perry Ellis International President and CEO Oscar Feldenkreis, high-profile designers Naeem Khan and Rene Ruiz, along with Miami Fashion Week producer Secundino Velasco.
MDC’s new degree in Fashion Design & Merchandising is the only program of its kind offered at a public college or university anywhere in the state. The program instills knowledge in product development, fashion forecasting and research, merchandising strategies and retail analysis, creative design, clothing construction and portfolio development. This MDC initiative was made possible with financial support from the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation. For more information, call Marimar Molinary, director of academic program development, at 305-237-3675.