Who says children can’t design clothes? WFAC is a veritable wonderland for any child interested—really interested—in, not just wearing clothes, but designing them. A number of cool courses, programs, and projects are offered at age- and skill-appropriate levels, including the Little Designers Club for six- to eight-year-olds; Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Fashion Drawing; Beginner Designer Collections; Designer Boutique; and Designer Sewing.
Westchester Fashion Academy students stop pouting that they have nothing to wear and demanding rides to the mall (along with money for a new wardrobe). After all, they can create their own threads. Founder Denise Proctor, an FIT grad and 20-year fashion vet, teaches youngsters how to design, draw, pattern, construct—and even market and sell—their own clothing at her eight-year-old fashion school. Graduates hope to send their “collections” down the runway. Until then, many can help their parents dress better.