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The Fashion Department at American River College is committed to exposing students to fashion all over the world. Come join us when we travel to New York, Los Angeles and even Paris, France. 

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Paris, France. Here is the group at the Eiffel tower.

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Paris, France at the Paris Hotel

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Paris, France Moulin Rouge

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StuParis, France Shopping in Paris

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Paris, France. Riding the Paris subway

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Paris, Seine River Cruise

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Paris, France. We are all so photogenic!

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France, Palace of Versailles

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France, Giverney (Monet's Water Lily Garden)

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New York. The journey begins as we take a red-eye flight. We arrived amazingly fresh and ready to shop.

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New York.  We saw new lines that had just been released. Here is a sneak peak at the Fall Calvin Klein collection.

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New York, Fashion Avenue really does exist in the Fashion District.

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New York. All the latest trends were in the stores, well before they hit Sacramento.

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New York. We always see a Broadway show and they are always absolutely amazing.

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New York. We talked to industry professionals about their jobs… how thy got them and what they actually do.

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New York. We visited design studios and saw how things are done “behind the scenes”.

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New York. Textile design was a fascinating part of the tour.

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New York. Times Square looks just like it does in the movies, only bigger and brighter.

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New York, spring 2008 We talked with trend specialists and learned how fashion trends and colors are predicted and created.

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New York, spring 2008 New York is famous for it’s windows, and Bloomindales had some of the best.

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New York, spring 2008 There is nothing quite like the original Bloomindales, as must on any New York trip.

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Los Angeles Fashion Symposium. We stayed at the Biltmore Hotel, right in the middle of the Fashion District.

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Los Angeles Fashion Symposium. We visited Karen Kane and observed how fashion is created, from the design phase to the manufacturing phase.

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Los Angeles Fashion Symposium. This was our design team for the denim destruction contest. They had to create a new product from a pair of jeans in exactly 40 minutes.

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Los Angeles Fashion Symposium. We toured Dexter mannequins and learned how mannequins are designed and made.

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Los Angeles Fashion Symposium. More “behind the scenes” insider information.

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Los Angeles Fashion Symposium. You will always make new friends on one of our trips.

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Los Angeles Fashion Symposium. Touring Karen Kane enterprises.

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Los Angeles Fashion Symposium. Fortune Fashion give us an inside look into how the designs on tee shirts are created and screened.

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Los Angeles Fashion Symposium. The world of trim. So much to look at!

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Los Angeles Fashion Symposium. We saw the Broadway play “Wicked”. It was fantastic!

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