At this year's New York Fashion Week, LSU Fashion Merchandising major experienced what she hopes will be her future dream job.
Katie brunet recently went to New York Fashion Week through LSU licensing with IMG.
Brunet is a junior studying apparel design at LSU, and it was through her major that she was able to attend New York Fashion Week.
“I really want to move there, and have a job in the industry there,” Burnet said
Early this year Brunet’s professors told her about this opportunity through IMG College Licensing. They were sending 17 students from 13 universities to New York Fashion Week, and wanted to offer an LSU student the opportunity.
IMG intended for this opportunity to be a “once-in-a-lifetime experience and insight into the fashion industry to some of the best and brightest students from our partner institutions.”
Bruce Cameron, the head of the Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and merchandising was contacted by IMG through LSU, and thought this experience would be an excellent opportunity for his students to get a behind the scenes look at their future.
“We created an application for our students to submit to. There were ultimately 16 or 17 students that applied, and Katie was one of the students selected," Cameron said.
This was LSU’s first time participating in this opportunity, and hopefully it won’t be the last.
Brunet said it was an unforgettable experience, both for her future and potential networking opportunities.
“Going to fashion week is like nothing you are going to learn in the classroom," Brunet said. "I’ve been emailing like all the people I met saying, Hi me again.”
While in New York, Brunet and 16 other students attended orientations, saw multiple fashion shows, went to panels and toured Bloomingdales and Victoria Secret’s PINK headquarters.
“We went to a women empowerment panel with a designer who showed the day before, it was one of her first shows, and it was really awesome to hear her," Brunet said.
Overall Brunet had an unforgettable time and she encourages others to apply as well.
“Having a job in the fashion industry is more possible than I had thought," Brunet said.
Katie Brunet wants to encourage all who are interested to apply. All majors are welcome, just contact Professor Bruce Cameron for more details.