Top designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Narciso Rodriguez, Naeem Khan and Georgina Chapman, whom Obama has all worn designs by, will participate in the workshop with 150 students from 14 schools around the northeast.
Congrats to Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh! of the most influential ladies in the world, First Lady of the United States of The united states Michelle Obama is clearly a fan of the young designerâ��s work.
The day will be broken down in to five fashion-focused areas: wearable expertise, contruction, inspiration, journalism and entrepreneurship. Students will have the chance to build their own piece of wearable tech, listen to the inspirations of influential designers like Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Phillip Lim and Reed Krakoff, learn about technical construction skills by Marchesaâ��s Georgina Chapman, up-and-coming designer Azede Jean-Pierre and Zac Posen. Top editors in the fashion industry including Eva Chen and Cecilia Dean will lead the journalism workshop, where students will write a document on the dayâ��s activitiesâ��and in the entrepreneurship workshop industry insiders such as stylist Mary Alice Stephenson and Spanxâ��s Sarah Blakely will share tales about beginning their own fashion businesses.