Fashion Building Basics | Chicago
9:30am - 12:00pm CST
Choose a week-long session to build your own fashion concept. Receive a box full of fashion items and detailed instruction and guidence by our team of experts to create your own line.
Fashion Entrepreneur Masterlab | Virtual
12:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Learn how to harness and craft your own fashion brand from the best in the business. Learn about product design, photography & modeling, professional styling, digital marketing, e-commerce, and more.
“I looked forward to Fashion Camp every week because I was so excited to learn more and talk to you guys. I take a business class at school and I have learned more from this Frankie’s class than a semester of my school business class! I am so grateful for y’all and the Frankie’s family.”
—Ava, 14, Texas
"I had a blast and I'm so excited to start my brand. If there's any more open spots for the remaining weeks of camp, please let me know because I would love to come back!
—Claire, 16, New York
"A big thank you to your team for putting together such a creative and interactive virtual camp. The tactile activities combined with the virtual speakers was a brilliant balance."
—Anne-Marie, parent, New York
"Truth be told, my daughter cried yesterday when camp was over. Thank you so much for bringing normalcy to this summer and making it fun."
—Debbie, parent, New Jersey
Meet Our Camp Leaders
Allison, Director of Creative Content
If you’ve ever checked out our social media, website, or emails, I am the person behind the camera lens, styling, and creative! I grew up in Michigan and Washington DC, before moving to California to study Photography & Media at Scripps College. My love for fashion, art, and creative projects began when I was a tween and having mentors who encouraged my interests was so rewarding. I love leading Fashion Camp!
Are all the sessions virtual?
We have both a virtual program Fashion Entrepreneur Masterlab, ages 12-17, and an in-person camp for Chicago campers, Fashion Building Basics, ages 7-12.
How long is each session?
Sessions vary depending on the class offered that season. In general, each camp program runs for a week and each session is 3 hours a day.
What kinds of projects do campers make at Fashion Building Basics?
Frankie's Fashion Campers have launched all kinds of brands and businesses including creating jewelry, clothing, phone cases, self-care boxes, resin art... you name it! Many of our campers have gone on to sell their products at our stores, Pop-Up Shops, and independently online, as well as having their products featured in Frankie's Photoshoots!
What kinds of speakers do you have at the Fashion Entrepreneur Masterlab?
We love hearing from new speakers about their experiences in the fashion industry. Past speakers have included the founders of Stoney Clover Lane, Katie J NYC, Daydreamer, Squishable, State Bags, PJ Salvage, Malibu Sugar, and many more. We also love learning from professional photographers, stylists, brand reps from your favorite brands (like Aviator Nation), and beyond!
Do you have to know how to sew?
Absolutely not! There's no sewing involved. We'll teach you all the skills you'll need to know for the session.
Can I do camp with a friend?
Of course. You can sign up with a friend for either camp. Fashion Camp is also an amazing way to meet new friends from different schools!