With so many exciting encounters at UC Davis, it is scarce for us to uncover a route Aggies have not taken. But for the first time at any time, a few Aggies attended New York Fashion Week (NYFW) by a partnership with the top collegiate trademark licensing corporation, CLC, and manner demonstrate chief IMG. On this U of NYFW trip, our Aggies attended runway shows, savored a personal breakfast with jewelry designer Kyle Garcia, and attended panel discussions with marketplace pros. And now, they are going to notify you about the practical experience themselves.

Isabella Verduzco standing in Instances Sq./Andrew Bourland

Isabella Verduzco (She/her/hers)

“I’m a fourth-calendar year double-majoring in design and style and communication with the goal of pursuing a vocation in advertising and branding just after graduating this spring! I’m from Stockton, California.”


Lexi Trucco Standing in Occasions Square/Andrew Bourland

Lexi Trucco (She/her/hers)

“I’m a third-year interaction main with a small in technological innovation management, preparing to go after a occupation in marketing and advertising when I graduate. I am at this time a marketing and advertising intern with UC Davis. I’m from San Ramon, California, and I also engage in on the women’s soccer crew at UC Davis.”

Julliet Hill Standing in Moments Sq./Andrew Bourland

Julliet Hill (She/her/hers)

“I am a third-calendar year interaction main from Fairfield, California. I’m portion of the UC Davis cheer crew and STREAM, the UC Davis pupil-led social media team. I am interested in the business enterprise aspect of the manner and entertainment field.”


Passion For Manner

“Since I was minimal, I have constantly been obsessed with manner. From dressing up with my sister, to picking out outfits each working day for superior school, and now to understanding about the sector more in-depth, vogue has usually been some thing I have been passionate about. I experienced often explained to myself, with a enthusiasm for manner and athletics, that I needed to perform in the enterprise side of one of these domains. Now with my role as a promoting intern and the working experience at New York Vogue Week, I have unquestionably develop into extremely interested in promoting and branding within the trend field.” ―Lexi Trucco

“I have often experienced a appreciate for manner and the way it functions as a kind of artistic expression that is obtainable to everyone. The point that I appreciate about it is that style does not want to be high-priced to get the job done, it just requirements to make perception to the man or woman putting on the clothes. Since I can recall, I often required to perform in a creative discipline like trend and style that associated curation and innovation. Even so, it was not right up until I started having style and design courses relevant to branding and visual messaging that I became conscious that a job in the fashion or branding field was possible for me to pursue.” ―Isabella Verduzco


New York, New Prospects

“I received involved with the NYFW method by means of my social media internship with Strategic Communications at UC Davis. Early on in my internship, my supervisors questioned if there was everything they need to know about us, and I permit them know about my need to perform in style article-graduation. From then on they designed certain I was related with alumni and other folks that experienced worked in the industry. When this possibility arose, they offered me the prospect to go to continue my networking and get that 1st-hand working experience.

Julliet Hill likely to discover New York./Isabella Verduzco.

“When I was initially questioned about this, I was honestly speechless. Never in my daily life did I imagine I would be capable to execute these kinds of a significant-scale target of mine, let by itself this early in my job. Heading into the journey, I experienced my nerves about unique matters: who I was likely to meet up with or if I was going to be requested anything at all I wouldn’t know. But more than anything, I was fired up. I did not know precisely what I would be executing whilst I was there, but I was confident it was heading to be everyday living-modifying and present me with at the time in a lifetime prospects.” ―Julliet Hill


Biting Into The Significant Apple

“The spotlight of this trip for me was the vogue show we attended on our third day. We noticed designer Son Jung Wan and it was a single of the most transformative activities of my lifetime. I have hardly ever been to a trend present and for this to be my initially I could not have asked for a greater working experience. As the display started off the lights dropped and songs commenced to blast as a result of the speakers. As the designs arrived out I was entirely immersed. The patterns coupled with the tunes and the architecture of the room were all indescribable. The display was only about eight minutes, but it was one particular of the most awesome matters I have ever observed. That was the second that solidified my need to be a part of this earth.” ―Julliet Hill

Isabella Verduzco staring at the New York skyline./Julliet Hill.

“One significant issue that occurred on the excursion was being able to essentially sit and watch a vogue show. I had chills the full time, and this working experience truly proved to me how passionate I am about style, and how eager I now am to go after a job that would permit me to do the job carefully with large-fashion manufacturers. I felt so immersed in art and the community in the course of the demonstrate. I couldn’t feel that I, a UC Davis pupil, was sitting down and watching this pair of minutes of beautiful clothes, modeling and manufacturing that Son Jung Wan experienced generated! It was a experience I will under no circumstances forget about, and something I am dying to encounter all over again in the foreseeable future. 

A further critical issue that transpired was acquiring to go to sponsorship activations in the manner clearly show. As another person fascinated in advertising and marketing, it was a pretty rewarding learning working experience to see their internet marketing in action. Lovesac was a sponsor of NYFW, and we talked with a agent about their concepts to productively advertise Lovesac although preserving with the concept of trend week. With lots of sponsors these kinds of as UPS and Perrier in addition to Lovesac, it was so distinctive to get a deeper dive by seeking at them through a lens of comprehension promoting methods.

A design struts down the runway donning Son Jung Wan./Julliet Hill

And lastly, we got the opportunity to go to Kyle Garcia’s apartment and chat with her, as nicely as an editor at Athletics Illustrated and many others, about the realities of what it requires to be profitable inside the fashion and the sporting activities industries. This converse really opened my eyes to the methods I need to acquire as an undergraduate student to posture myself for foreseeable future good results. I figured out the relevance of networking, internships and studying alternatives, and how to make oneself stand out in a pool of other prospective candidates for a position. Not only was it incredible to be in a wonderful, contemporary condominium in SoHo (that is my Aspiration), but to be empowered by a team of prosperous women of all ages was an exceptionally special knowledge.” ―Lexi Trucco


Creating Skills in Genuine-Time

“As a design significant, a significant portion of my classes are job-based mostly with real-entire world purposes that need you to be entirely associated in the curation and creation method. Very similar to my job-centered finding out at UC Davis, I approached the excursion as an experiential finding out opportunity to achieve the most from my take a look at to New York. With this I identified myself networking with individuals, asking questions and starting to be immersed in a qualified natural environment that reflected what I will be encountering in the future. With the selection of pros we met in our subject, I was utilizing my networking abilities so often in the course of the vacation that by the close of the weekend I grew to become considerably less conscious of when I was putting them into use!” ―Isabella Verduzco

U of NYFW Contributors Pose Outdoors the UPS X NYFW Party/Andrew Bourland

“A precious section of this experience was the skill to network with so several persons, from the other students that have been preferred to be a portion of U of NYFW, to our hosts with CLC and the staff of IMG manner. I felt that being a interaction big had helped me create powerful communication capabilities above the very last couple of years, which geared up me to be comfortable with introducing myself and facilitating discussions with everybody that I arrived in get hold of with on the excursion. During this vacation, I labored on getting relaxed with introductions, smaller chat and attempting to make a additional own connection with strangers. Following remaining in a quarantine way of life for so lengthy, and just about assembly and interviewing with experts, it was each a frightening and extremely fulfilling working experience finding to shake someone’s hand, appear them in the eye and ask them inquiries about their profession and how they obtained to exactly where they are at now.” ―Lexi Trucco


Catwalking into the Long run


“As a first-era little one of immigrants, it can be effortless at situations to tumble target to imposter syndrome and question if I am competent to be wherever I am or if I’m dreaming also major. However, this journey shut down all of all those doubts.

Isabella, Julliet and Lexi return from their practical experience with renewed inspiration and fervor./Andrew Bourland

It reminded me that nothing at all is unattainable with the suitable quantity of work and persistence. By no means in my wildest dreams did I feel I would show up at NYFW and sit in the second row of a fashion demonstrate it was a scene straight out of a motion picture. Even as I boarded my plane to NYC, I couldn’t fathom my reality. Nevertheless, there I was seated at an NYFW present and conference individuals functioning in the vogue sector I have generally sought to enter. No text can explain how monumental this excursion was in reaffirming my career aspirations to get the job done in advertising and marketing and branding inside of the fashion market.” ―Isabella Verduzco

“This vacation meant all the things to me, and it truly felt like I was residing a aspiration. Heading to New York, having to be in a stunning apartment in Soho, sitting down in a trend present, receiving a tour of Spring Studios, a wander by means of the Dior exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum and additional. It does not get a great deal much better than this, and I am so unbelievably grateful to have been chosen to expertise it. I arrived again with a travel to carry on to establish professionally and put what I realized on the vacation into action.” ―Lexi Trucco

“This vacation was the actual physical manifestation of a person of my best targets. For any person intrigued in manner, NYFW is most likely superior up on your record of to-do’s, and most folks almost certainly think it is an unrealistic objective just like I did. To be preferred to characterize my college was an indescribable emotion, just like the total excursion. I was continuously in awe of the place I was and what I was executing. It also gave me the reassurance that I have been performing something correct. As much as people about you explain to you you’re accomplishing a excellent position, remaining rewarded with prospects like this just seriously can make your accomplishments truly feel like they’re currently being acknowledged.” ―Julliet Hill


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