Student Information

Student Name

Hayley Hampton




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Michael Kors

Mentor(s):Samatha Filipowicz

Topic of Internship

Fashion/Title Design

Background Information

Michael Kors dresses the stars, both real and imagined. The company designs, distributes, and sells high-fashion apparel and footwear for men and women. It has expanded its products portfolio through the years by inking several licensing agreements, such as timepieces with Fossil, eyewear with Marchon Eyewear, swimwear with Warnaco Swimwear, and socks with American Essentials. The firm's collections include such brands as Michael Kors, KORS Michael Kors, and MICHAEL Michael Kors.This company established in 1981 was fist launched in 1981 located in stores such as Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Michael Kors, himself, owns about 15% of the company, while Sportswear Holdings, the holding company owned by fashion investors Silas Chou and Lawrence Stroll, bought some 85% of the company in 2003.

Summary of Internship

As an intern at Michael Kors, I worked with the fabric and color department. The job as an intern in this field consists of filing and organizing fabric for each season. This process is done using each fabric from that seasonís fabric code and also the fabric agent. Fabric agents are companies that help communicate with the mills that make the fabric. Each season is also divided by woven and knit fabric. This job also consists of organizing approved lb dips by season, knits or woven, and color. Lastly, an intern on the fabric team at Michael Kors helps with making fabric boards, which show all the fabric of a season and are organized by season, type of fabric, and color.

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