NYC’s fashion industry has many resources. Through various databases, you can find suppliers and vendors for practically any need, from sample makers, to sources for buttons, buckles and bows.
NYC FashionSourcing Database & Showroom Directory
Council of Fashion Designers in America
Fashion Schools in New York
Fashion schools are a great resource for information. Whether you’re just starting out in the industry or you’re from another country, it’s good to at least take a few classes just to get an idea of how things work in New York. You can get a feel for the industry because many of the teachers are industry veterans, and some are stil working in the field. From them you can learn real-life experiences, not just examples from text books.
Art Institute of New York City, Fashion Design Fashion Institute of Technology Parsons, the New School, Fashion Design Programs Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, Fashion Design LIM College Berkeley College
“Taking classes at those schools is a great way to get a feel for the industry”– Nicole Ryder, Creative Director of Volver Design Group