In-person classes have a dedicated instructor to guide you, assignments to help you make progress, and evening meeting times to connect you with classmates. You’ll get a high level of attention and personalized feedback from your instructor while interacting with fellow students to form new connections. Classes include weekly lessons, workshopping, and assignments. There is also an ongoing online discussion forum where you can connect with your instructor and classmates between meeting sessions.
Spot trends, review collections, and write articles with the fashion news editor at ELLE.com
- Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm ET, 8 sessions full schedule
This class will provide you with the skills necessary to find work as a professional fashion writer. Through insight into the fashion world and media, you'll learn to grasp the different styles of fashion journalism and gain insight into and an understanding of the fashion industry.
Using trend reports, reviews of collections, and analyzing the craft and business of fashion, you'll learn how to tackle fashion stories from different angles. The focus will be on established high fashion magazines, non-traditional publications, and websites. Class will also include guest lectures from fashion magazine editors.
You will learn the value of networking, creating and keeping contacts, and how to work with PR so that you get the heads-up on scoops and are invited to press launches and fashion shows. In addition, you'll learn to write pitch letters and emails to ensure you secure interviews with designers.
Throughout the course, you'll build a portfolio of spec clips that will exhibit your ability to analyze and report on fashion.
By the end of class, you will have:
A pitch letter for a fashion feature and a collection of clips for a high fashion magazine.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- Watch shows, interpret collections, and develop an eye for inspiration
- Write fashion headlines, runway reviews, and fashion features
- Use your personal style to create stories that editors crave
- Understand the differences between fashion editors, writers, and freelancers
- Write compelling pitch letters