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News Congratulations Kayla Marasiak, Junior Apparel Design Major! 9/11/2019

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​Kayla Marasiak, Junior Apparel Design Major

ATLANTA, GA (September 9, 2019) – As the fashion world converged in New York for the Spring 2020 Fashion Week, Kayla Marasiak, an Apparel Design major, was treated to a one-of-a-kind educational experience thanks to a collaboration between University of Delaware, Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the university's exclusive trademark licensing agency, and IMG's fashion events division. Kayla Marasiak was one of 21 students from 12 universities that participated in the program designed to support innovation and the development of future leaders in the fashion industry.

This unique academic enrichment program provided a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry, including entry into select runway shows, panel discussions and networking opportunities with industry leaders, as well as on-the-job shadowing with collegiate licensees.

The students experienced two NYFW runway shows, as well as backstage tours to observe the production and execution of a fashion show. The group also participated in the screening of the film "THE REMIX: Hip Hop x Fashion" and participated in a panel discussion with director/producer Lisa Cortés and director Farah X.

"This unique collaboration with IMG's fashion division allows us to offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience and insight into the fashion industry to some of the best and brightest students from our partner institutions," said Cory Moss, SVP and Managing Director of IMG College Licensing. "In providing resources and opportunities beyond what a traditional licensing partner can provide, we deliver greater value to their campuses and communities while promoting innovation and learning."

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In addition to the experiences at New York Fashion Week: The Shows, the students also spent time with key staff at sports fashion brand Champion and College Vault licensee Original Retro Brand. The students also had an opportunity to visit collegiate jewelry licensee KYLE CAVAN where they interacted with designers and marketers from the company, as well as online fashion outlet Storr and licensee Hillflint.

The program delivered unique academic enrichment opportunities for the students with costs covered by the universities. Institutions participating in this collegiate enrichment program at NYFW: The Shows includes University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of Arkansas, University of Delaware, Northern Arizona University, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, Syracuse University, TCU, Texas A&M University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and West Virginia University.

"We are committed to delivering opportunities for future leaders in the industry to engage and learn from others that know what it takes to be successful," said Leslie Russo, Executive Vice President, IMG Fashion Events. "This unique experience aligns perfectly with our mission, and we are happy to partner with our colleagues at CLC to welcome these great students to NYFW: The Shows."

Participating students were asked to chronicle their experiences through social media using #UofNYFW and share their learnings with other students upon their return to campus.

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  • Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies
  • 211 Alison Hall West
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8714
  • United States Fashion Industry Association