Showcasing past enrolled and current adult student pet product designs. See our doggie models strut the runway in true fashionista style. BARK-à-Porter is also a charitable endeavor, held in partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Alliance and Animal Care and Control of NYC. We promise an experience worthy of market week in Paris.
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Date: May 3, Friday
Posts tagged: Pet Fashion
Here are a few photos from this years Certificate Ceremony.
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‘BLACK-AND-CO’ is an upscale contemporary canine apparel and accessories line, specializing in genuine leathers, suede, snakeskins and industrial grade hardware. Design inspirations are taken from the Mens and Womens Fashion Industry, using current trends and colors to develop fashion-forward canine collections, including collars, harnesses, leashes, coats, sweaters and totes.
I will begin selling online shortly at WWW.BLACK-AND-CO.COM. All products will be manufactured in NYC. You can also contact me directly for any custom pieces from the FIT Pet Fashion Show at Dawn@BLACK-AND-CO.COM
Simply, for the love of dogs and fashion! As a clothing designer in the fashion industry for over 20 years, I was frustrated when I could not find a warm, fashionable coat for my male toy schnauzer, Chappy. Most coats were a plain nylon, fiber filled with a Velcro tab- the velco sticks to his hair, and he hates it. So I designed him a simple coat, inspired by the seasons trend of shearling, and attached adjustable metal rivet snaps, in case he was wearing a heavy sweater underneath. I live in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, which has a very large dog population. People started stopping me and asking me where I got his coat. I realized that I was not the only person not able to find functional and fashionable coats for dogs. I found that I had found my true passion, designing clothing, but for canines!
Experience in the Pet Design & Marketing Program:
My experience in the PET CERTIFICATE PROGRAM has been very rewarding and positive. All of the instructors are in the pet industry, so they bring a wealth of knowledge to this little known industry. The classes are very diversified, from design, sketching, patternmaking, branding and marketing. Many of the instructors have guest industry speakers, which further demonstrates that the pet industry is a large, and exciting field that is constantly growing.
It is thru the support of the instructors and staff of the program that I have been able to participate in the annual canine fashion show for the last 2 years, placing 2 ensembles last year in “Best Designs’ and winning ‘Best of Show’ and co-winning ‘Most Saleable’ this year.
With an estimated number of 165 million pets in the United States today. and the humanization of pets rapidly increasing, Lauren Brooke of Emma’s Closet created a company that caters to the luxuries for today’s pet. She provides entertainment and happiness to pets and pet parents alike by creating enjoyable and fashionable clothing, party-wear, collars, leashes, and jewelry to spice up everyday life as well as formal events.
Contact Lauren Brooke at (516) 655-2400 for private consultations and additional information.
Emma’s Closet was founded in 2011.
Lauren Brooke is a Fashion Design student at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has extensive experience in the fashion industry both styling customers and designing apparel and accessories. She has worked for companies such as the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Anthropologie, and Paper Magic Group, Halloween Costume Division. Lauren also has also had her work displayed in the Fashion After Bark Fashion Show in 2011 & Barkinistas Unleashed in 2012, and has designed Pet Apparel for the New York Yankees.
Experience in the Pet Design & Marketing Program:
There has never been a time in my life where fashion wasn’t a predominantly large factor. I come from a family of fashionistas and artists, from my mother who worked in a Soho gallery, to my opera-singing grandparents, and even their parents. And I am an avid dog-lover and give nothing but the best for my little princess. The experiences that I have had in my life thus far have taught me that it is always best to follow your heart. So I have decided that since making pet apparel does nothing but put a smile on my face as well as satisfies my creative side, I must go for it. The Pet Design & Marketing Program at FIT has guided me towards fulfilling my dream.
Gone to the Dogs Couture creates elegant custom apparel for the chic four-legged fashionista. Share you special occasions with your furry friend. She can now be a beautifully attired as you. If you are walking down the aisle on your wedding day or down the red carpet on that special night, let Gone to the Dogs Couture design a gorgeous gown or ensemble for your companion.
Gone to the Dogs Couture was founded in 2011 and Virginia is now available for private design consultations.
www.GoneToTheDogsCouture.com (currently under construction)
The founder and designer, Virginia Armstrong, is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked on Seventh Avenue in better missy and high-end firms before starting her own custom design business for bridal and special occasion wear. In addition to many private clients, she also sold to the bridal salon at Henri Bendel. After several detours along the way, Virginia has returned to custom couture design, but now for the four-legged set- combining her life-long love for animals and fashion.
Experience in the Pet Product Design and Marketing Professional certificate program:
I discovered the Pet Product Design and Marketing program by pure and happy coincidence when I was visiting F.I.T. for a quilt show last year. I enrolled immediately and have enjoyed all of the faculty, courses, and fellow students. Just as in my first experience at F.I.T. many years ago, I have learned richly from the accomplished faculty and have made many wonderful life-long friends. Although I have completed the certificate program, I plan to return to take advantage of additional courses.
The main goal of Pink Diamond Paws (PDP) is to design and produce quality made clothing for puppies small dogs, and to create a shopping environment that caters to the apparel needs of your pet. PDP invites the owner to have a great experience choosing a quality made garment for their pets. And your pet will feel so comfortable in all of our garments. Our focus for our clothing line will be evening dresses, casual dresses jackets, and vests. Your pet will appreciate PDP as much as you will.
Pink Diamond Paws was created in 2010 and will launch in October 2012
I chose to attend the Pet Apparel Certificate program because I knew that it would guide me into the right direction to be able to design my own small dog apparel line. It would also give me the correction information to expand it a company and a brand. My experience has been nothing short of wonderful. I have truly enjoyed this program and would honestly recommend it to anyone with a passion for fashion in pet apparel.
Experience in the Pet Fashion Design and Marketing certificate program:
My experience attending Pet Apparel Certificate Program has been such a wonderful experience. I have had the pleasure of meeting so many individuals who are vested in the same ideas as myself regarding fashion and pets. I have also formed life long friends that I know I will be able to connect with as I proceed with my business goals. The instructors have been such a vibrant part of the programs. These faculty member have worked and owned businesses within the industry and has a proven track record to help the students strive for success. I know my business will prosper and grow due to all that I have learned in this program.