Boy Meets Girl® University is a hands-on learning experience for students who aspire to work in the fashion industry and who want to learn about the creative business side of building a brand.
Boy Meets Girl® Creative Director and brand Founder Stacy Igel says, “I wanted to bring my brand to major campuses and classrooms throughout the country because I felt Boy Meets Girl® could be a positive influence for college and high- school girls.”
We were thrilled to launch Boy Meets Girl® University at Penn State back in 2011 and since then, we have taken our ideas to High Schools and Colleges all across the country! If you didn’t catch the show in the Episode of “Behind the Seams with Stacy Igel” watch it here or on Lockerz!
I. Partnerships / Collaborations
Fairfax Academy for Communication and the Arts, Fashion Design Class-Vienna, VA
Thirty students from the fashion design class at Fairfax Academy came to NYC to visit the Boy Meets Girl® offices. Founder/creative director, Stacy Igel, sat down with them to discuss her education and experiences in the fashion industry and how it all came together to shape what the brand is today. The visit inspired and encouraged the students while giving them an opportunity to observe and experience the fashion industry for themselves. Eight lucky girls won our trivia challenge and being from Virginia, they received tees, tanks and hoodies from our Boy Meets Girl® University collection for the University of Virginia. Check out all the fun we had here!
Bloglovin’ Contest Winner at New York Fashion Week
In December 2012, we joined forces with bloglovin’ in creating a contest where one lucky winner, Amanda Daucher, received an all expenses paid trip to New York City, among other prizes. Amanda, a senior at Madison High School and design student at Fairfax Academy in Vienna, VA, assisted our creative director/founder, Stacy Igel, in designing a new look for her Fall 2013 line for the Boy Meets Girl® New York Fashion Week runway show. Amanda not only created a shirt for the show but she helped to style it and attended the show to see her design on the runway.
“This contest supports students who wish to explore fashion and design and might not otherwise have the resources to break into the industry on their own,” Stacy said. Read more about the contest and Amanda’s experience in this Fairfax Times article and watch Amanda’s vlog about the event here. Also, check out Stacy’s blog post recapturing all the fun they had!
The University of Wisconsin’s Textile and Apparel Student Association- Madison, WI
Seven amazing students from the University of Wisconsin’s Textile and Apparel Student Association (TASA) came to NYC to visit the Boy Meets Girl® offices and meet our Founder/Creative Director, Stacy Igel (who is also a University of Wisconsin alum)! Stacy spoke with them about her experiences in college and how she began her career to get to where she is now. Everyone made a wish in the wish wall in our showroom and we played Boy Meets Girl® trivia where 4 students won a Wisconsin hoodie from our Boy Meets Girl® University collection! Pictures here!
New York Fashion Week with Lower Eastside Girls Club- NYC
Check out the pictures from our September 2012 Boy Meets Girl® by Stacy Igel “Forever Young” New York Fashion Week show presented by Lockerz captured by some of the amazing ladies from the Lower Eastside Girls Club! We were so lucky to have 13 girls shadow us in the areas you see listed below; including Photography, Social Media and Design just to name a few. The goal was to provide them with an educational experience taught through a first-hand account. We, however, greatly benefitted from their willingness to learn! The show would not have been possible without their help! Check out some recent press from the show as well here on our partnership!
Visit with Agoura HS Student, Jody Lee as featured in this Episode of “Behind the Seams with Stacy Igel” and her Q&A that Stacy Igel featured on her blog!
Agoura High School Online Mood Board Contest- Agoura Hills, CA
The students we worked with at Agoura HS created online mood boards focused on themes created by Boy Meets Girl® specific to their classroom. Themes included; Causes we support and are actively involved in, Holiday and Retro California. See all their entries here!
Latin High School Opportunity to Win a Day with our Founder/Creative Director (and alum), Stacy Igel- Chicago, IL
Katie, a soon-to-be Senior won an auction item where the prize was to spend a day with me at our office and learn about the world of a fashion designer. Read about all our fun on Stacy’s Blog!
Job Shadow with Students from the High School of Art & Design
Stacy had the privilege of hosting two students from the school, who won a fashion project through the joined forces of the Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York), Fashion Fantasy Game (FFG), LIM College and the High School of Art & Design. Under the direction of Stacy, they created mood/inspiration boards and from there they learned how to design their own t-shirts. Pictures here!
Panel Week & FIT Merchandising Society Comes to Visit BMG!
Stacy had the opportunity to speak on this panel where students came to learn about fashion merchandising. Then she got to bring them back to our showroom to experience working in a real fashion office. Pictures here!
II. Boy Meets Girl® University Licensed Apparel Collection now available at the following schools and Made in the USA:
Clemson University, Check out our feature on the Clemson Girl blog! UPDATE: Her Campus Clemson covers Boy Meets Girl® University at New York Fashion Week!
University of Virginia, Check out our feature on Her Campus – UVA!
University of Wisconsin- Madison, Check out our feature on Her Campus – Wisconsin!
More Schools Coming in 2013!!!
Boy Meets Girl® University products are all “Made in USA”
It was important to Founder/Creative Director Stacy Igel to educate students on the importance of local and domestic production. We create custom collegiate apparel that requires craftsmanship, tailoring and attention to detail all in the USA.
III. What You Will Gain
First-hand experience within the following areas allows us to successfully train, teach and inform high school and college students about our brand. We use different platforms such as social media, traditional marketing, campus events and charity involvement, to help further demonstrate our constant engagement with our followers and provide a deeper understanding of our involvement in the Fashion tech and University spaces. You will also gain an understanding of local production and sustainability and the importance of using these methods to help your brand grow and help our environment. By assisting our team in the following areas, students can apply their passions towards our goals of success.
Currently, we are working on programs that will reward a student with $2,500 towards their education or charity of their choice. More details soon!
Questions / School Requests
If you are a teacher or student and want us to participate in our program, email us at BoyMeetsGirlU@boymeetsgirlusa.com.