Fashion Design + Merchandising student Mercedes Miller was chosen by a committee from VCUarts to attend New York Fashion Week as a part of the Collegiate Experience at NYFW: The Shows, a one-of-a-kind educational experience for students created by IMG College Licensing and the IMG Fashion Events division. The VCU Office of Trademarks & Licensing partners with IMG for the official licensing of the VCU brand.

New York Fashion Week “is one of the industry’s biggest events, how could I not want to go?” said Miller, who spent the summer interning for Burlington Stores Inc. and aspires to be a fashion stylist. “I never thought I’d be able to say I’ve been to fashion week, and it’s amazing that now I can.”

“Being the No. 1 public arts and design program in the country, I felt it was only natural for a student from VCU to be considered for the NYFW experience with IMG,” said Christy Rabil, marketing, trademarks & licensing manager at VCU. “Our office’s partnership with IMG College Licensing allows VCU to be included in rare opportunities like this. Miller was a wonderful representative of VCU and stood alongside some of the top schools in the nation.”

Read the full article in VCU News.

Image: Mercedes Miller, a senior fashion student, attended select runway shows as part of her trip to New York Fashion Week this month. Photo courtesy IMG. Credit via VCU News.


October 1, 2018