EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. – (Dec. 17, 2021) Worldwide way of living retailer Urban Outfitters (UO) released a traditionally Black higher education and college (HBCU) distinctive capsule collection this 7 days, with types developed with summertime interns from selected HBCUs which includes North Carolina Agricultural and Technical Point out College.
From concept to generation, learners worked with the UO shopping for crew to design and style a 24-piece clothing and life-style assortment celebrating the society and community of their respective faculties referred to as the UO Summertime Class ’21 Collection, the initially of its sort.
“Being ready to share our assets with HBCU expertise, and to work together with these pupils creatively as they created their very own item, produced Summer Class enriching not only for our learners, but for each and every UO employee who bought to be a component of the software,” says Dalila Shannon, UO Women’s Divisional Merchandising Supervisor and Summertime Class Mentor.
U’lia Hargrove, a manner merchandising and design and supply chain administration scholar, labored intently with the UO Women’s Sweater Group as a purchasing intern.
“It was my very first time in a massive town like Philadelphia,” said the Henderson, North Carolina, native. “We bought to participate in photoshoots, meet the CEO and design every facet of the assortment for our HBCU. I’m enthusiastic to have the prospect to function with City Outfitters to teach their consumer base and carry mild to our educational institutions.”
The apparel contains Champion sweats and prolonged-sleeve shirts showcasing initial graphics by pupils. For N.C. A&T, there are 6 parts which includes a premium letterman jacket created by Ebbets Field Flannel representing the students’ interpretations of the collegiate staple.
Elizabeth Newcomb Hopfer, Ph.D., associate professor of fashion merchandising and structure, is honored that 1 of her pupils was selected to participate in the UO Summer time Course 2021.
“This practical experience will enable her to shine in the brighter, additional inclusive trend marketplace of the future while providing her and other Summertime Class members the opportunity to celebrate the historic accomplishments of N.C. A&T and other HBCUs,” she reported.
The assortment, formally accredited by CLC, will be obtainable for invest in completely at urbanoutfitters.com and include a charitable donation to the students’ respective alma maters.
The collection also consists of types for Clark Atlanta College by CAU pupils Dacia Redmond Jalen Bradford and Jasmine Logan and for Howard University by Howard scholar Janae Claxton.
About North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technological Point out College is the nation’s premier traditionally Black university, as perfectly as its top rated ranked (Cash journal, Greatest Schools). It is a land-grant, doctoral college, classified as “high research” by the Carnegie Basis and a constituent member of the College of North Carolina Method. A&T is known for its leadership in producing graduates in engineering, agriculture and other STEM fields. The university was founded in 1891 and is located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
About Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters is a lifestyle retailer dedicated to inspiring clients via a one of a kind mix of merchandise, creativity and cultural knowledge. Started in 1970 in a little room across the road from the University of Pennsylvania, Urban Outfitters now operates around 200 shops in the United States, Canada and Europe, supplying experiential retail environments and a properly-curated combine of women’s, men’s, accessories and residence merchandise assortments. For much more facts, go to Urban Outfitters at www.urbanoutfitters.com.