Fashion School News Academy Award: Nordstrom Selects Two School of Fashion Students For 2007 Summer Internship Program

By Artist Kate Kavnevik.

Two School of Fashion students will spend the summer in Seattle designing for private label lines in the Nordstrom Product Group Design Summer Internship Program. BFA Fashion Design student Anh Luong will design for Caslon, a Nordstrom private label womenswear brand of comfortable, casual weekend wear, and BFA Fashion Design student Laura Pazin will design for the Accessories Department.

The competition entailed creating a women’s contemporary line for the Fall/Winter 2007 season. Students created presentations that included a written description of their design concept with visual, fabric, trim and color research, as well as illustrations and flat technical designs.

Linda Marie Tiliano, Nordstrom Recruiting, “was extremely pleased with the design talents” from the School of Fashion. The competition included students from Academy of Art University, Parsons and Otis.

Nordstrom internships are paid and open to college juniors and seniors lasting for eight to ten weeks through the summer. Interns receive training in management, coaching and leadership while gaining insight to the many roles and career paths available in the retail industry.

In 2006, three School of Fashion students were selected. MFA Fashion Design student Yoshimi Fukazawa designed for Halogen, a Nordstrom private label womenswear brand aimed towards a younger customer, BFA Fashion Design student Laila Ghorban designed for Caslon, and BFA Fashion Design student Joon Pak designed accessories.

Nordstrom has grown from one downtown Seattle shoe store into a nationwide fashion specialty chain with renowned services, generous size ranges and a selection of the finest apparel, shoes and accessories for all ages. The company’s philosophy has remained unchanged for more than 100 years since its establishment by John W. Nordstrom in 1901: offer the customer the best possible service, selection, quality and value. Nordstrom is a Hall of Fame member of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.