WE AIM TO PROVIDE A HOME THAT ENCOURAGES CREATIVITY AND REAL-WORLD LEARNING TO STUDENTS WITH DIVERSE INTERESTS, BACKGROUNDS, AND GOALS.
Located at the heart of Garment District in New York City, NYSD provides a training ground where students have access to new perspectives and inspiration as they immerse themselves in a rich and dynamic metro environment. It is important to us that our students are able to experience all the elements New York has to offer which is why we have created strong ties beyond fashion including education, arts, film, and non-profit initiatives.
Fashion Gives Back
Through a cooperation with Arch Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Fashion Gives Back is a project created by NYSD to help inner city high school and middle school students with increasing their exposure to the arts and design fields such as fashion.
Statistics suggest that 420 schools in New York City (nearly 30%) lack even one full-time certified arts teacher. The disappearance of the arts and design in schools is a daunting reality. Yet, students need an outlet to express their creativity allowing for growth and a healthy development.
HOW WE HELP
We believe in the importance of implementing arts into all school curricula. We then created Fashion Gives Back, where NYSD students, alumni, and staff volunteer their time to give back and assist our next generation in various workshops and seminars on arts and fashion design at inner city schools.
Special Thanks to Mrs. Anna Magliacane
We are truly grateful for the financial support of Mrs. Anna Magliacane. Her generous donation to Fashion Gives Back makes our mission all the more possible.
Mrs. Magliacane's career in the New York fashion industry spanned almost a century. As an ambitious seventeen year old woman in the 1930's, she took a leap of faith and left high school to follow her dreams in the fashion world. At that young age, she landed a job at a clothing manufaturer in the budding New York garment district, an area which now encompasses our NYSD campus. She made a mark on the fashion industry which included designing and producing formal women's gowns (see photo to the right of Mrs. Magliacane wearing one of her creations). During the time period in which New York City established itself as the fashion capital of the world, Mrs. Magliacane was in the center of it all.
Mrs. Magliacane turned 100 years old on September 30, 2016. Looking back, she notes that her inspiration has always come from an unfailing love of fashion. In addition, she feels strongly about giving back to the next generation of fashion designers. Her generosity and love of fashion will always be a legacy at NYSD.
Mrs. Anna Magliacane wearing a gown of her own creation (circa 1930's). The gown is black velvet with two tails lined in white satin and bugle beading in a herringbone pattern down the front.