Modeconnect, a creative community for fashion education
Launched in May 2012, modeconnect.com intends to provide resources for all those interested in creating fashion. It offers a worldwide platform on which fashion students, educators and young designers can show their work and share information.
Each month Modeconnect highlights a different city, providing an in depth review of local fashion resources. In addition to its main coverage, Modeconnect runs two blogs in parallel. The Local Voice gives a grass root perspective on the chosen city and the Global View shares information from around the world. In January 2013 Modeconnect launched Your View, a feature dedicated to young designers at different stage of their training.
Modeconnect does not promote the consumption of fashion; instead it supports those who intend to create the fashion of tomorrow.
Fashion education must develop individual creativity, technical skills and an understanding of local and worldwide markets. The global perspective this requires is often difficult to achieve in schools where teaching methods and students backgrounds tend to be similar.
The mixing of cultures, influences and individuals contributes to greater creativity. By showing the life, work and inspiration of young fashion designers around the world Modeconnect hopes to stimulate and satisfy their curiosity for different approaches to fashion, making them aware of the possibilities offered by an ever increasingly global industry.
Modeconnect believes in the benefits of curiosity, exchange and collaboration.
The students work presented throughout the site is carefully curated by Modeconnect. Fashion students who would like to be featured on Modeconnect should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have graduated recently or will soon, email mentioning: Application to be featured in the subject box, include a link to your online portfolio and the email contact of a tutor.
Younger students, who will not graduate within a year, may be featured in Your View. Send a Tweet with an image of your work, your name, age, city and #Modeconnect. If you do not have a Twitter account you may email this information to email@example.com mentioning: Application to Your View in the subject box.
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The Issue of Copyright
Modeconnect takes copyright very seriously. It will defend its and its contributors’ rights. Similarly the editorial team takes great care to insure proper authorization is granted and credit given when using the work of others. If despite our greatest efforts we failed to do so, please let us know and we will make the necessary adjustments.
Modeconnect is also a community of writers and curators featured on our Contributors Page. Their ages and backgrounds are varied, their points of view unique. From time to time they are kind enough to share their perspective on subjects that matters to them.
If like them you would like to write for Modeconnect please email: firstname.lastname@example.org outlining how contributing to Modeconnect could help you achieve your objectives, attach your CV and samples of your writing.
Sharing Information with our community
To help share information across the different geographies of its community, Modeconnect runs two Pinterest accounts, hence two sets of Pinterest boards. If you wish to contribute information, follow the group board of Modeconnect Community’s Pinterest account on which you wish to pin. Within a couple of days, Modeconnect will invite you to join the group board you have followed.
After reviewing the pins gathered on those boards, Modeconnect will re-pin, according to geography, relevant information on Modeconnect’s Pinterest boards, trying as much as possible to promote this information.
If you wish to contribute information or promote a specific event read further About Modeconnect Community Boards.