In January, members of the Missouri State Chapter of Springfield Design Association attended the Last Vegas Winter Market in Las Vegas, Nevada. In total 24 students and 2 faculty attended the Market.
Trips like this are essential for students to get exposure to the business-world. Students attend Market to experience the latest trends and find inspiration from the industry’s top brands. Markets provide an efficient venue to meet with multiple vendors at one time, in one location.
The group met with 3 industry professionals on the first day of the trip, including renound designer Christopher Guy Harrison, owner and designer of the Christopher Guy brand. He stressed to the students that “If you are always busy looking at the neighbors, you will never see anything outside of the neighborhood.” He encouraged them to travel and see different places and styles.