What is Boy Meets Girl® University?
Boy Meets Girl® University is a hands-on learning experience for students who aspire to work in the fashion industry and who want to learn about the creative business side of building a brand. Creative Director and brand Founder Stacy Igel says, “I wanted to bring my brand to major campuses and classrooms throughout the country because I felt Boy Meets Girl® could be a positive influence for college and high- school girls.” We were thrilled to launch Boy Meets Girl® University at Penn State back in 2011 and since then, we have taken our ideas to High Schools and Colleges all across the country! If you didn't catch the show in the Episode of “Behind the Seams with Stacy Igel” watch it here!
What You Will Gain
First-hand experience within the following areas allows us to successfully train, teach and inform high school and college students about our brand. We use different platforms such as social media, traditional marketing, campus events and charity involvement, to help further demonstrate our constant engagement with our followers and provide a deeper understanding of our involvement in the Fashion tech and University spaces. You will also gain an understanding of local production and sustainability and the importance of using these methods to help your brand grow and help our environment. By assisting our team in the following areas, students can apply their passions towards our goals of success.
- Hair/Makeup Styling
- Social Media
Questions / School Requests
If you are a teacher or student and want us to participate in our program, email us at BoyMeetsGirlU@boymeetsgirlusa.com.
Our Partnership with Through Our Lens
Representation always matters. Boy Meets Girl® is currently working with Through Our Lens, Inc., which is a New York City-based non-profit organization that uses photography and mentorship to help ambitious high-school-aged girls explore careers in fashion. Our boss lady Stacy Igel spoke at their first session to discuss the fashion industry, photography, giving back, branding, and entrepreneurship. A shirt has been designed through Boy Meets Girl® University where 50% of the proceeds from this t-shirt will be going to Through Our Lens. #BMGxTOL
Our Partnership with the Lower East Girls Club?
We love working with and educating the girls from the Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC). We were lucky to have 13 girls shadow us for our September 2012 Boy Meets Girl® by Stacy Igel “Forever Young” New York Fashion Week show presented by Lockerz. These amazing ladies helped out in different areas including photography, social media and design, to name a few. The goal was to provide them with an educational experience taught through a first-hand account. We, however, greatly benefitted from their willingness to learn! The show would not have been possible without their help! Check out the pictures captured by some of them!
As a continuation of our University initiatives with the LESGC, we kicked off the Fall 2013 school season with the girls joining us once again behind the scenes at our September 2013 Just Dance with Boy Meets Girl® NYFW Show (pictured above). In November 2013, we caught up with the girls in their new East Village facility. They asked our Founder/Creative Director Stacy Igel lots of great questions about the brand and what goes into planning a fashion show. We look forward to working with them again soon! Check out our Fall ’13 fun with the LESGC, here.
High Line Fashion Show, NYC
Boy Meets Girl® participated in the High Line’s first Back-to-School Teen Fashion Show, presented by Friends of the High Line and in partnership with with Harlem’s Fashion Row and Caravan Stylist Studio. The show featured professional models wearing fall fashions for young adults, designed and styled by local teens in collaboration with American fashion designers. Two fashion students, Jaqueline and Fabian, teamed up with our Founder/Creative Director, Stacy Igel, to create looks for the runway using Boy Meets Girl® clothing. Jacqueline and Fabian came to our office prior to the show to work with Stacy in styling these looks. Check out all the photos from behind the scenes preparations to the final looks down the runway!
Stitched Fashion Camp, East Hampton, NY
Boy Meets Girl® Founder/Creative Director, Stacy Igel, taught a class of aspiring young designers ages 10-14 at Stitched Fashion Camp. Stacy talked about the influence of music in fashion using all of her Boy Meets Girl® collections and runway shows as examples.
Joe Zee, the Creative Director of Elle Magazine and Rob Younkers, fashion designer and Adjunct Associate Professor at Parsons the New School for Design, founded Stitched Fashion Camp to encourage and develop adolescents’ love of fashion. “I’m thrilled to be working with Joe and Rob on this amazing initiative to give kids a unique fashion experience, “ said Igel. “Offering this level of insight into the fashion industry to kids at such a young age is something I’ve always been passionate about doing.” More pictures here!
Fairfax Academy for Communication and the Arts, Fashion Design Class-Vienna, VA
Thirty students from the fashion design class at Fairfax Academy came to NYC to visit the Boy Meets Girl® offices. Founder/Creative Director, Stacy Igel, sat down with them to discuss her education and experiences in the fashion industry and how it all came together to shape what the brand is today. The visit inspired and encouraged the students while giving them an opportunity to observe and experience the fashion industry for themselves. Eight lucky girls won our trivia challenge and being from Virginia, they received tees, tanks and hoodies from our Boy Meets Girl® University collection for the University of Virginia. More pictures here!
Bloglovin’ Contest Winner at New York Fashion Week
In December 2012, we joined forces with Bloglovin’ to create a contest where one lucky winner, Amanda Daucher, received an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City, among other prizes. Amanda, a senior at Madison High School and design student at Fairfax Academy in Vienna, VA, assisted our Founder/Creative Director, Stacy Igel, in designing a new look for her Fall 2013 line for the Boy Meets Girl® New York Fashion Week runway show. Amanda not only created a shirt for the show but she helped to style it and attended the show to see her design on the runway.
“This contest supports students who wish to explore fashion and design and might not otherwise have the resources to break into the industry on their own,” Stacy said. Read more about the contest and Amanda’s experience in this Fairfax Times article and watch Amanda’s vlog about the event here. Also, check out Stacy’s blog post recapturing all the fun!
The University of Wisconsin’s Textile and Apparel Student Association- Madison, WI
Seven students from the University of Wisconsin’s Textile and Apparel Student Association (TASA) came to NYC to visit our offices and meet our Founder/Creative Director, Stacy Igel (who is also a University of Wisconsin alum)! Stacy spoke with them about her experiences in college and how her career path lead her to where she is now. Everyone made wishes in our wish wall and we played Boy Meets Girl® trivia where four students won a Wisconsin hoodie from our Boy Meets Girl® University collection! See all the pictures here!
Agoura High School Online Mood Board Contest- Agoura Hills, CA
The students we worked with at Agoura HS created online mood boards focused on themes created by Boy Meets Girl® specific to their classroom. Themes included; Causes we support and are actively involved in, Holiday and Retro California. Read more about the contest on Stacy Igel’s blog here!
Job Shadow with Students from
the High School of Art & Design
Stacy had the privilege of hosting two students from the school, who won a fashion project through the joined forces of the Junior Achievement of New York (JA New York), Fashion Fantasy Game (FFG), LIM College and the High School of Art & Design. Under the direction of Stacy, they created mood/inspiration boards and from there they learned how to design their own t-shirts. More pictures here!
Panel Week & FIT Merchandising Society Comes to Visit BMG!
Stacy had the opportunity to speak on this panel where students came to learn about fashion merchandising. Then she got to bring them back to our showroom to experience working in a real fashion office. Pictures here!
Boy Meets Girl® University Licensed Apparel Collection
University of Virginia, Check out our feature on Her Campus – UVA!
University of Wisconsin- Madison, Check out our feature on Her Campus – Wisconsin!
Boy Meets Girl® University products are all “Made in USA”