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Capital Region Career & Technical School

Global Fashion Studies

DEsign studentsStudents enrolled in Global Fashion Studies will have the opportunity to study creative design and core business concepts while applying them to the world of fashion.  Further exploration will include careers in fashion, merchandising, marketing, retailing and e-tailing.

With the ever-increasing focus on fashion trends, star apparel and more, this field is perfect for students with strong design skills, a strong imagination or just a desire to stand-out.

Fast Facts

Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Job Projections: 3 percent through 2016
  • Median U.S. Salary: $65,170 per year (in 2016)
  • Education requirements: Most fashion designers have a bachelor's degree in a related field, such as fashion design or fashion merchandising. Employers usually seek applicants with creativity, as well as a good technical understanding of the production process for clothing, accessories, or footwear.


Fashion picHow Capital Region BOCES CTE can get you there

Leadership skills are emphasized along with creativity, problem solving, writing, communication and presentation skills. In addition, students are exposed to state-of- the- art technology skills used by fashion industry professionals.

Hands on fashion career exploration is included in all phases of this course. As a college prep program, students may have opportunities to research and visit top fashion colleges during their course studies.

Students will be guided through the development of a Fashion Trade Portfolio showcasing their best work.

Work based learning opportunities will be available to students to work with local retailers at area shopping malls to learn visual display and merchandising.

After completing Global Fashion Studies, students may start their careers or advance their education at two or four year colleges such as Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in New York City, Mount Ida College in Boston, Herkimer County Community College or Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California.

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College articulation agreements

  • The Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM), Manhattan
  • Herkimer County Community College
  • Schenectady County Community College


Who should enroll in Global Fashion?

  • Students Interested in pursuing a college degree in a fashion major
  • Students who want to explore careers in fashion
  •  Students who want to learn about the fashion industry
  • Students who explore artistic/creative interests




Teacher: Chloe Perazzelli

Integration teachers: Mike Hazaz and Kristina Fermann (English) (Learn more about them by following the link)

Guidance couselor: Eileen Coffey  (email her using the provided link)


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