A Week In New York

Traveling for school is sometimes boring but not when your a fashion major heading to New York City! I signed up for this class through the University of Minnesota. This class was about to learn about America’s fashion industry. Around thirty of us headed to New York City in May of 2015 and stayed at the Radisson Martinique on Broadway right in Time Square. We were there for around five days. The first two days were all about the fashion industry. We headed to J Mendel to learn about pattern making and look at how they operate in the fashion industry. We also toured DKNY (Donna Karan New York). It was great to learn about their design team as well. The same day we visited DKNY we took a tour in the Garment district. This was one of my favorite areas as we were able to tour different shops. We were also able to walk around Mood Fabrics. For anyone that doesnt know about mood fabrics, this is where the contestants on Project Runway shop for their fabrics for their new designs.

The next three days were all about touring New York. We were able to walk around Time Square and shop. We then took the subway down to Chinatown to experience what that was all about. I would suggest wearing walking shoes around this place as we put on miles! We toured the empire state building this same day. Wow was this ever cool. We pre purchased our tickets so we did not have to wait in line, but the lines to get up to the top were pretty long, but worth the wait. After getting into the second elevator to get to the top the views were pretty surreal. You are able to walk outside and look out over New York. We then took the subway up to central park and toured around. We also had the opportunity to tour Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. Overall the costumes were fun to see and tour around and learn a little history I was not familiar with.

Our last day in New York we toured Ground Zero. Wow did this take your breath away. I remember where I was when all of 9/11 took place. We then had the privilege to tour the 9/11 memorial. I remember standing on the escalator going down into the museum and it took my breath away. It’s hard to describe the museum as I feel it is better to experience in person then try and explain what it was like. So if you ever are in New York City this was by far the most memorable experience I have ever had while traveling.

Our last day we headed to John F. Kennedy Airport in our charter bus and made the trip home. Overall New York was such a fun experience and I definitely feel I did not get to see it all. Hopefully I will make my way back to this bright and wonderful city in the near future!


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