Training the next generation of fashion industry leaders.
The Lipscomb Fashion program curriculum is designed to prepare students for success in the ever changing fashion industry through transformative experiences. Our three core principles, Sustainability, Philanthropy, and Collaboration, inform and direct planned activities both in and outside of the classroom. With a holistic approach to the design process and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the business of fashion, we are dedicated to challenging students academically, spiritually, and as global community citizens.
As a student of Lipscomb Fashion, you have the opportunity to study fashion in the heart of Nashville, the country’s fastest-growing community of independent designers. The culture of our department encourages personal relationships among students, and the Fashion faculty takes personal interest in helping you realize your goals and dreams by tailoring educational content, encouraging personal growth, and connecting you to the industry at large.
Our internship placement gives students field training, networking opportunities, and an essential resume building experience. In collaboration with the other Schools in the College of Entertainment and the Arts, you have unique and valuable opportunities to collaborate in the fields of music, film, theater and creative media.
Upon graduation, our Fashion & Design curriculum prepares students for careers within various facets of the fashion industry. From design, merchandising, retail and buying to journalism, public relations, entrepreneurial ventures and more. The following fashion companies large and small proudly employ our alumni:
Tractor Supply Co
Saks Fifth Avenue
Music City Sewing
The Fashion Design curriculum guides students through the process of identifying and developing a design aesthetic while acknowledging the importance of a strong business acumen. With an emphasis on construction techniques, textiles, and product development the curriculum introduces the fundamentals of building a business plan that covers sourcing and production, marketing, distribution and sales. You'll have access to our historic archive including Halston, a world-renowned designer. Our collection includes historic garments from every decade since 1890 — including designer clothes.
As a student in our Fashion & Interior Merchandising program, you will experience an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the business of fashion. Combining classroom and field experience, our students are exposed to the many facets of the fashion industry from entrepreneurial venture studies to mass market industry studies.
While experiencing Italian culture, fashion students visited the exclusive Loro Piana showroom in Milan. Vice President of Interiors North America Beckany Jeffery, led a tour and explained the merchandising philosophy of Loro Piana.
Students witnessed, first hand, the creative process of designer Duccio Mazzanti and the artisans at Mazzanti Plume in Florence.
The School of Art and Design got the opportunity to stay in Florence, Italy for the month of June. Student were able to travel all over Italy including Milan, Rome and Venice.
Department of Fashion and Design Fashion Week Over the Years