This is the first post in our new “Featured Student Organization” series, where we will do profiles on the many great clubs Northeastern has to offer. If you would like your student group to be featured, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a new series on this blog, it is important that the first post have pizazz. It has to have style. Luckily, Northeastern has an Haute Fashion club, and one cannot get more stylish than that. To get the inside scoop on Haute Fashion, I spoke with their Vice President and Marketing Director, Brooke Kamenoff.
Name: Haute Fashion Club
Brief Description: Haute Fashion is a platform as well as a community for students interested in any aspects of the fashion industry.
Meeting time/place: Tuesdays in 106 West Village G from 7:15pm to 8:15pm, all are welcome!
So, for the lay person: what exactly is Haute Fashion?
“Haute Fashion” essentially means “high fashion” though that’s not all we focus on. Our club really tries to cater to our members’ interests whether this be design, PR, buying, writing, or something completely different. Haute Fashion is still trying to find its voice on campus, which is why it is such an exciting time to be a part of it! Everyone in the club has a say in how we execute events, which speakers we bring in, and what we do each meeting.
Your masthead features a lot of people involved in various departments, is there room for more and where/how would you like to have these new members be involved?
There is definitely room! We’re actually currently looking for a ton of positions to be filled; we want so many people to be involved. Positions we’re looking to fill now and for the spring semester include: Marketing Assistant, Treasurer Assistant, Creative Assistant, and Blog Writers. Members can email email@example.com stating their interest and we’ll send them an application.
What inspired you to get involved in this club?
I decided to get involved with Haute Fashion because I not only love the fashion industry but I also hope to work in it one day. It’s a great way to show potential employers my interest in fashion, which is something I learned when interviewing for fashion-related co-ops.
Some people say that haute fashion is “a superficial art”, how would you respond?
Everyone looks at fashion differently, which is what’s so great about it. For me, fashion can take many forms. Everyday clothing is personal expression, haute couture is an art form, editorial is a snapshot of the culture at the time, retail is business at my co-op (TJX)… the list goes on and on. So, I guess what I would say is that it’s one’s own opinion, but there really is so much below the surface.
If Haute had an infinite budget and the ability to put on any program/event you wanted, what would you do?
There isn’t just one dream program I’d put on with an infinite budget. We’d first and foremost ensure that we would have our spring runway show because last year’s funds prevented us from putting it on. Additionally, we’d probably try to have some awesome speakers come in from New York City or even maybe a club trip to New York City would be in the works… All of these are some of our dream ideas that we’re currently trying to put into motion (but an infinite budget would definitely make it a lot easier!).
And finally: what’s the awesomest thing about the haute fashion club?
Oh wow! There are so many awesome things about Haute Fashion and I don’t know if I can pick just one! I think the people are the best part and that I can always find someone ‘fan-girling’ (so to speak) about the same things I am. For example, most of my friends might have no idea what to say if I asked their opinion on the hype with CR Fashion Book or Elie Saab’s most recent couture collection, but I can find that in fashion club.
For more info on the Haute Fashion Club:
-Meeting Times: Tuesdays in 106 West Village G from 7:15pm to 8:15pm