Through Latina Fashionista, Latinas become aware of the importance of higher education and the impact it has on making a positive change in a community. Since its inception, Latina Fashionista has introduced its services to hundreds of youth and adults.
Latina Fashionista programs consist of workshops, industry site visits, and mentoring. The workshops and presentations are held at public middle schools, high schools and public libraries located in predominantly Latino communities. The industry site visits include apparel manufacturers, Los Angeles
The California Department of Education (2010) states that 52% of California K-12 girls are Latina. However, in Los Angeles County, high schools lose 41 percent of the Latino enrollment. Furthermore, the U.S. Census (2000) reported that only five percent of
The fashion industry changes so quickly! Here are some of our favorite fashion industry websites which keep us up-to-date. We read the latest news about designers, retailers, textiles, markets, trade shows, people, places, and anything else that affects this exciting industry.
Thank you to our friends who invited us to their events in 2014. We love meeting new fashionistas who are intelligent, passionate about the apparel industry and are planning their fashion future. We look forward to a fashion filled 2015!
We are happy to give a presentation about colleges with fashion programs, fashion careers, and resources used in the industry at your school, public library or conference. Contact us and we will schedule it in our calendar!
Where can I study fashion?
What are some fashion careers?
Do you need to go to college for four years to be a designer or work in the fashion industry?
Employers usually hire individuals who have a two or four-year fashion degree. However, a four-year degree can provide more career opportunities and higher pay. My degrees opened doors that I could not imagine!
One Stitch at a Time…
"Thank you again for all this info and I find what you do to be really great. You're giving young women a chance to get closer to their dreams."
“You've changed my life, literally....Latina Fashionista has helped me so much, I dream of being successful in the fashion industry, not just there but there is so much I want to do in life.”
"Thank you for all your hard work and all the wonderful information you share with us..."
Take a look at our favorite fashion industry websites, our fashion friends and supporters, and where we have been. We'd love to connect with you too!
Looking forward to meeting our fashion friends at...
Culver City High School, Miguel Contreras Learning Complex, Vail High School, Macy Intermediate School