The Penn Fashion Collective is, in essence, the CFDA of Penn. We are a community committed to the industry and dedicated to the support, defense, and encouragement of all interested members of the Penn community. We foster budding designers and give them resources to work with and a stage to display their work. We welcome anyone with even the slightest interest in fashion to explore the industry through multiple opportunities provided for learning, networking, and experiencing. As the hub of fashion on Penn’s campus, we in The Collective are dedicated to giving fashion a voice in an otherwise pre-professionally driven environment. While we were founded on the idea of creating a space for the creative side of the industry, we have grown to represent and connect Penn students with any and all of the countless opportunities the fashion industry provides.
Together as the Penn Fashion Collective, The Collective and The WALK share resources, operations, events, ideas, and networks. We are a diverse and nuanced community of designers, writers, editors, artists, sponsors, marketers, and business leaders committed to Fashion at Penn.