This past weekend, Teen Vogue held their annual weekend of “Fashion U” classes, with over 30 designers — including Alexander Wang, Chris Benz, and Betsey Johnson — and other industry professionals offering guidance, advice, and their stories of success to would-be fashion worker bees. (All of whom, needless to say, were dressed far nicer than the average university professor attending a 9:45 a.m. class on a Saturday morning.) While most of the day’s worth of lectures actually focused on useful advice — like the ins and outs of internships and how to get started in the business — there was also plenty of fun, non sequitur insight to be had. Here’s a selection of observations:
• You can’t fake camel. This is important!