Joshua Williams, Chair, Fashion Merchandising and Management

It’s hard to believe that our fall quarter is almost complete. There is an energy on each campus at this time of the year as students busily prepare their final projects and study for their final exams. It’s always such a reward to see how far each student has come from the beginning of the course to the end. Students gain confidence in the skills they learn as they get closer to graduation and prepare for future careers. Of course, this time of year is also centered around the winter holidays. Faculty and students look forward to a break in their busy schedules to spend time with their family and friends. I wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday. I look forward to seeing you back on campus in the new year!


Professor Butensky’s NYC Fashion Forecasting class taking the Windows Wear tour of New York

On Wednesday, December 3rd, Professor Butensky’s NYC Fashion Forecasting class took the Windows Wear tour of New York, exploring the city’s fashion industry from the outside in. While being dazzled by the incredible displays, we learned a good deal about the architecture, the stores and the inspiration behind the glass. We especially loved the Sak’s windows, “An Enchanted Experience,” where classic fairy tale characters were presented with an Art Deco twist. Sensational!

Join or start a fashion club on your campus. Contact

Professor Mark Friedberg at

Want to be part of Berkeley Bold? Please contact Nicole Turnbull in SDCL at

Student Spotlight: ASHLEY PERRY 

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“I have loved fashion for as long as I can remember. It stemmed from dressing Barbie in the playhouse as a kid to now being in college, pursuing my dreams to become a fashion editor and entrepreneur. Fashion is a beautiful art and to have interned with multiple fashion companies and people has truly been a blessing that attending Berkeley College in NY has allowed me.

My greatest achievement thus far has been assisting costume designer, Lorraine Coppin, with a fitting for the 2014 movie “Addicted,” and actually seeing the clothes come alive. Recently, I did my first “test shoot” [photos shown], inspired by Lana Del Ray’s single “Money, Power, Glory.” This is only the beginning! I will be graduating winter quarter 2015!”

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Faking It: Originals, Copies & Counterfeits

Dec 2-Apr 25, MFIT, 7th Ave @ 27th Street

Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/1962

Dec 9, Clic Bookstore & Gallery, 255 Centre St.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

thru Jan 10, National Museum of the American Indian

1 Bowling Green

Killer Heels: The Art of High-Heeled Shoes

thru Feb 15, Brooklyn Museum

Dance & Fashion

thru Jan 3, MFIT, 7th Ave @ 27th Street

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire

thru Feb 1, MET Museum, Fifth Ave at 82nd Street

Kimono: A Modern History

thru Jan 4, MET Museum, Fifth Ave at 82nd Street

Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection

thru Jan 25, MET Musuem, Fifth Ave at 82nd Street

Maryland to Murano

thru Mar 15, Museum of Arts & Design, 2 Columbus Circle

Helena Rubenstein: Beauty is Power

thru Mar 22, The Jewish Museum, 1105 Fifth Ave

Coming Soon!

YSL + Halston: Fashioning the 70s

Feb 6-Apr 8, MFIT, 7th Ave @ 27th Street

Lauren Bacall: The Look

Mar 3-Apr 15, MFIT, 7th Ave @ 27th Street

Chinese Whispers

May 7-Aug 16, MET Museum, Fifth Ave @ 82nd


Seasons Greet-Inks

Dec 10-13, FIT Pomerantz Bldg, 27th @ 7th

Paul Frank Holiday Pop-up

thru Jan 3, Paramount HOotel, 235 W 46th


125 Wooster St


67 Wooster Street

TopShop Flagship

605 Fifth Avenue

Events listed on this page are not related to or

sponsored by Berkeley College. #BizWithStyle


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Berkeley College, established in 1931, is a regionally accredited college providing excellence in teaching and learning through a student-focused approach to career education. Berkeley College offers Bachelor's and Associate's degrees, Certificate programs, and non-degree professional courses at campuses in New Jersey, New York, and through Berkeley College Online. A Master of Business Administration degree is offered in Woodland Park, NJ, and online. The college enrolls over 7,100 students (more than 440 international students, representing nearly 75 countries).


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