As a professional fashion club, F&R focuses on creating opportunities for students to express their creative vision and gain insight in the industry through various projects.
The F&R Content Creation Team provides members the opportunity to explore the world of editorial shoots to populate the F&R social media and blog. Members can explore fashion design, set design, photography, photo editing, modeling, hair/makeup, and more in a collaborative and positive environment.
F&R Speaker Series
As a professional organization, F&R strives to educate members on professional opportunities and diverse career paths within the fashion and retail industries. In Fall 2020, we launched the Speaker Series, a virtual series of live zoom sessions where members can connect with leaders across the industry. Previously, we have had the privilege of hosting the following professionals: Mona May, Alexandre Birman, Jessie Randall, Kobi Halperin, Alexandre Birman, and Alexandra O’Neill!
Since its founding, the Fashion and Retail Association has hosted an annual Fashion Show featuring work from student designers, models, makeup, and hair artists, and executed by our event planning team. The Spring 2023 show was titled "Gardenia." Drawing its primary inspiration from the Dior Fall 2022 Men's Collection, the show was an ode to all things spring.
The F&R Blog creates a platform for students to write articles about all things fashion from upcoming trends to sustainable fashion practices. Writing for the blog is a great way for club members to gain experience in fashion media research and offer the BU community an online fashion magazine.
Inspired by the success of the virtual speaker series, F&R held its first professional panel in Fall 2022. Hosting five panelists from numerous iconic brands in the fashion and beauty industry such as Allbirds, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani Fragrance, Polo Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder, and more, the panel was an opportunity for attendees to gain wisdom and insight to develop their own careers in retail.
Inspired by the passion of two students, F&R embarked on a journey to create two full-length magazine publications. Featuring editorial shoots and articles by F&R members, the F&R Magazine provided hundreds of students with creative opportunities unlike any other.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, F&R couldn't host an in-person fashion show, so the F&R Documentary was created to showcase what the members and designers were working on during the pandemic. The documentary follows three designers as they create pieces and work together with their teams for F&R's Annual Fashion Show in 2022.
In 2021, F&R hosted its very First Annual Gala, modeled after the fashion event of the year, The MET Gala! Our theme was "Be You (BU)," which encouraged guests to dress in a way that expresses their most fashionable self! At the Gala, F&R premiered our Spring 2021 Fashion Show, "Live In Technicolor, " which featured three designers' journeys to create pieces during the COVID-19 pandemic.