This month, the Stephens College School of Design — ranked among the best fashion schools in the world, according to The Business of Fashion, London — hosted two weeklong fashion summer camps for young fashion enthusiasts. The camps are part of the College’s Dream Up Summer program that allows kids to learn about and explore their interests.


Camp Highlights 

Fashion Immersion:

Campers received a tutorial in sewing and visited the College’s Historic Costume Gallery, where they learned about the history of costume using real garments from its collection.

Pictured below: Campers dip dye to make ombre monochromatic or colored bags. Students had the option of drawing on the bag before dyeing for the creation of a more unique look. Pictured top: Campers works on their projects.

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Fashion Design Challenge: 

Campers took a field trip to see the “Small Works” exhibit at Sager Braudis Gallery in downtown Columbia. Then, they visited ARTlandish, where they took photos of their favorite works and later created batik prints inspired by them.

Pictured below: A camper sketches a batik design from her photos.

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Pictured below: Campers dye their batik designs.

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Pictured below: Campers use unique patterns and textures from manhole covers to dye fabric.

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Pictured below: Completed designs.

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View full photo album.

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