Student Information

Student Name

Jessica Surowiec




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Donna Karan New York

Mentor(s):Lisa Rosa

Topic of Internship

Fashion (Production and Technical Design)

Background Information

Donna Karan New York (DKNY) is a clothing company whose market targets a range of customers in department stores and end users who consist of all ages, gender, and location. "Simply stated, DKNY is the energy and spirit of New York, international, eclectic, fun fast and real. The mission of the Donna Karan Company, as a design driven company, is to represent the international pulse of New York in the design, marketing and delivery of a complete lifestyle system to a global customer. They apply the highest standards of creativity, integrity, quality and innovation to their products and concepts."

Summary of Internship

Welcome to the amazing world of fashion. Entering my internship at DKNY, I expected to see the simple process of collections and fashion shows coming together, but I was wrong! Instead of an easy process, my internship showed me the story behind every garment. My days at Donna Karan New York were filled with fittings with the kindest models, organizational tasks, invoices that require filing, the use of the Excel program, and much more. I learned that the technical design department is such an essential part to the clothing procedure, bringing the clothes from the runway to you. This internship has taught me how to take on new responsibilities and social skills that are applicable in the work place. Throughout this rewarding experience, I developed a whole new perspective on fashion and the process that passes through many departments. Next time Iím shopping, I will know who to really thank for that perfect fitting garment!

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