High Street Fashion

Summer edition
Mentorship by Marlo Saalmink

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High Street Fashion is for the ultimate Nextwear Expert, the missing link between ‘what’s in and what’s out’ with a deep understanding of the world scenes and lifestyles of the here and now. In the recent roller-coaster of social media influencers, limited editions, new creative directors, paradoxical collaborations, ‘see now, buy now’, and normcore; which clothes and styles will be the hottest on the high street of tomorrow?

The curriculum includes: contemporary fashion, fashion buying, sociology of imaginary, graphic design, typography, the panorama of the fashion magazines, fashion trend forecasting with theory and practice of colour, materials, methods, and applications, photology and photography.

The course also includes: a visit to the Gucci or Ferragamo museums; an international guest lecture by a fashion industry expert; a personal project; and an individual interview with a senior teacher from the course to assess your potential and further opportunities to continue in this field of study.

Participation in this course is an excellent initial stage of preparation in the fashion business, a course of study that may continue with the 4-year undergraduate program in Business of Fashion or Fashion Marketing & Communications or with the 9-month master’s programs in Luxury Business or Fashion Retail Management.


Marlo Saalmink
Visual Artist and Creative Journalist
After stints in Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin and Copenhagen, Marlo Saalmink settled on a calm, internationally oriented, atelier in Bergen, Norway, for design and fashion project assignments. Next to operating as the Fashion Editor for Fucking Young! Magazine and Some/things, Marlo continuously embarks on a range of curated creative direction projects, including the curation of two concept stores under the "Pepper Stores" monicker, where he is both senior buyer and art director. Whilst maintaining a small Paris bureaux, the Bergen-based studio works on diverse projects within architecture, fashion, art and retail. Internationally, the atelier’s art direction and strategy work is aimed at advancing design in all forms towards various markets. With a profound understanding of "nowness", as a foundation, the atelier likes to connect well appointed boutiques, magazines, artists, designers and sincere mavericks. The blend of commercial projects, "avantgardism" and foundation assignments, makes the atelier a dynamic place of invention.

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