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1450 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

424.259.1151

Team Fashion Camp is a fashion camp for students ages 8 to 16 in Los Angeles. We aim to inspire future designers by introducing them to the basics of fashion design and exposing them to other fashion career choices --. fashion stylist, costumer, fashion publicist, or fashion buyer. Teaching them sketching, illustrating, branding, marketing, construction, and draping, all in a fun, creative atmosphere by industry veterans.

Our Team

Our Founder

THIS IS OUR 4TH YEAR!  LET"S CELEBRATE!!!

Hi there!

I’m Courtney Alexander, the Founder of Team Fashion Camp. I’m a graduate of Parsons School of Design, both the New York and Paris locations. I’ve worked in fashion in New York, Paris, Milan, and Los Angeles as a designer, business owner, stylist, and costumer! But most importantly, I am a Mom. After living in Europe for 5 years, I launched clothing companies in the US and sold to boutiques across the country. I designed and made stage clothes for celebrities such as Cher, Elton John, the Scorpions, and ZZ Top and I worked for CBS, ABC, and Disney…after all this amazing experience, I realized my true passion is inspiring young designers to pursue their dreams by teaching them the behind the scenes of what it takes to make it in the fashion industry.

As a mom of two, it has taught me to pay it forward to our future designers. I love mentoring kids and sharing my vast experience in the fashion world -- teaching them about sketching, illustrating, styling, branding, and bringing their designs to life! Through Team Fashion Camp, young creatives get to explore the many career options in fashion. I hope to see you there!

xx Courtney

Our Team

Stacy Johnson - Fashion Entrepreneur Stacy Johnson has extensive experience in the fashion industry in New York and Los Angeles. With a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design, Stacy has worked on Seventh Avenue for Calvin Klein, Cynthia Rowley, and J.Crew. She started her own label in 1998, Stacia, with two retail stores in Brooklyn and Santa Monica and sold to over 300 boutiques nationwide. Today she runs her Stacia lifestyle brand online at shopstacia.com and launched a signature fragrance, Bungalow, sold in upscale Resorts. Stacy, a Mompreneur of three, enjoys sharing her love of fashion with inspiring young designers and helping them prepare for a career in fashion.

Stacy Johnson - Fashion Entrepreneur

Stacy Johnson has extensive experience in the fashion industry in New York and Los Angeles. With a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design, Stacy has worked on Seventh Avenue for Calvin Klein, Cynthia Rowley, and J.Crew.

She started her own label in 1998, Stacia, with two retail stores in Brooklyn and Santa Monica and sold to over 300 boutiques nationwide. Today she runs her Stacia lifestyle brand online at shopstacia.com and launched a signature fragrance, Bungalow, sold in upscale Resorts. Stacy, a Mompreneur of three, enjoys sharing her love of fashion with inspiring young designers and helping them prepare for a career in fashion.

Christine Syquia - Branding & Marketing Guru Christine has proven to be a leader in the accessory consulting business. Her company, charm and luck, grew to be a $8M company and was sold in Bloomingdales, Macy's, Nordstrom, and over 800 boutiques in the US. An art history graduate from the University of Southern California, Christine worked for Nordstrom in management before branching out on her own, launching her own handbag company with her sister Jenny. Traveling the world, sourcing and producing her designs lead her to create a consulting service and web site Accessory Business 101. Today, she enjoys consulting new fashion businesses full time, mentoring young students interested in fashion business and raising her two sons - Owen and Nathan.

Christine Syquia - Branding & Marketing Guru

Christine has proven to be a leader in the accessory consulting business. Her company, charm and luck, grew to be a $8M company and was sold in Bloomingdales, Macy's, Nordstrom, and over 800 boutiques in the US. An art history graduate from the University of Southern California, Christine worked for Nordstrom in management before branching out on her own, launching her own handbag company with her sister Jenny. Traveling the world, sourcing and producing her designs lead her to create a consulting service and web site Accessory Business 101. Today, she enjoys consulting new fashion businesses full time, mentoring young students interested in fashion business and raising her two sons - Owen and Nathan.

Adam Montelongo - Runway Director Extraordinaire Adam is an Art Institute of Hollywood graduate in Fashion Marketing & Management and made his mark in LA as the Fashion Club President. He saw a need for student growth and experience, and made the club the go-to glam squad in town! Throughout the year, he has helped produce a variety of fashion events such as Art Heart's LAFW, Courtney Allegra's store opening, Fair Trade Fashion Show, and Fashion Unleashed: Barkfast at Tiffany's. Adam also has a passion for sustainable fashion, animal rights, and giving back to his community. He uses the production platform for causes in a FASHIONABLE way to create awareness among fashionistas everywhere! He will be leading our Ready, Set, Runway course at Team Fashion Camp in 2017!

Adam Montelongo - Runway Director Extraordinaire

Adam is an Art Institute of Hollywood graduate in Fashion Marketing & Management and made his mark in LA as the Fashion Club President. He saw a need for student growth and experience, and made the club the go-to glam squad in town! Throughout the year, he has helped produce a variety of fashion events such as Art Heart's LAFW, Courtney Allegra's store opening, Fair Trade Fashion Show, and Fashion Unleashed: Barkfast at Tiffany's. Adam also has a passion for sustainable fashion, animal rights, and giving back to his community. He uses the production platform for causes in a FASHIONABLE way to create awareness among fashionistas everywhere! He will be leading our Ready, Set, Runway course at Team Fashion Camp in 2017!

Marah McMillan - Product Development Specialist Marah is a freelance product development specialist with more than ten years of professional experience in the fashion industry. She studied Apparel Manufacturing Management at FIDM in downtown Los Angeles. Marah thrives on developing quality apparel and accessories with  a focus on function, comfort, innovation, sustainability and technology. Sklled in both production and design, she enjoys creative problem solving and participating in the evolution of the product lifecycle. As a mother, she is very passionate about educating young people who are interested in apparel and accessories.

Marah McMillan - Product Development Specialist

Marah is a freelance product development specialist with more than ten years of professional experience in the fashion industry. She studied Apparel Manufacturing Management at FIDM in downtown Los Angeles. Marah thrives on developing quality apparel and accessories with  a focus on function, comfort, innovation, sustainability and technology. Sklled in both production and design, she enjoys creative problem solving and participating in the evolution of the product lifecycle. As a mother, she is very passionate about educating young people who are interested in apparel and accessories.

 
Bee Haskins - Model Bee has a passion for the Arts, specifically modeling and music. For years, she has worked with local art photographers around Los Angeles, and has most recently been showing off her style for LA audiences as the lead singer in her alt rock band, Bixby.  Along with her love for music and modeling, Bee is an avid writer and animal lover, and loves to find ways to mix and mash her passions and create new things.

Bee Haskins - Model

Bee has a passion for the Arts, specifically modeling and music. For years, she has worked with local art photographers around Los Angeles, and has most recently been showing off her style for LA audiences as the lead singer in her alt rock band, Bixby.  Along with her love for music and modeling, Bee is an avid writer and animal lover, and loves to find ways to mix and mash her passions and create new things.

Nicole Larson - Illustrator Nicole Larson is a freelance photographer and fashion illustrator living in Los Angeles. She studied fine arts at the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota before a study abroad program with Parsons School of Design in Paris. She attended FIDM in Los Angeles where she continued her studies in fashion design and illustration. Her latest passion for photography has lead her to create a freelance photography business, Raven Life Photography, where she enjoys capturing the inner beauty of her subjects. She loves sharing her natural artistic talents and love of fashion with young designers by teaching them the basics of life drawing, gesture drawing, and fashion illustration.

Nicole Larson - Illustrator

Nicole Larson is a freelance photographer and fashion illustrator living in Los Angeles. She studied fine arts at the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota before a study abroad program with Parsons School of Design in Paris. She attended FIDM in Los Angeles where she continued her studies in fashion design and illustration. Her latest passion for photography has lead her to create a freelance photography business, Raven Life Photography, where she enjoys capturing the inner beauty of her subjects. She loves sharing her natural artistic talents and love of fashion with young designers by teaching them the basics of life drawing, gesture drawing, and fashion illustration.

Taryn Hipwell - Eco Diva Taryn Hipwell is an enthusiastic and empowering Educator, Producer and EcoDiva who is committed to creating fun, authentic and bold educational experiences, content & events that shatter stereotypes, shifts perceptions and changes lives. Founder of Beyond the Label, she travels across the country teaching students about Sustainable Fashion and the True Cost of fashion in our environment. Taryn thrives by sharing incredible people's journeys, obstacles, and successes with audiences so they too can learn, grow and flourish ecodivaliciously!

Taryn Hipwell - Eco Diva

Taryn Hipwell is an enthusiastic and empowering Educator, Producer and EcoDiva who is committed to creating fun, authentic and bold educational experiences, content & events that shatter stereotypes, shifts perceptions and changes lives. Founder of Beyond the Label, she travels across the country teaching students about Sustainable Fashion and the True Cost of fashion in our environment. Taryn thrives by sharing incredible people's journeys, obstacles, and successes with audiences so they too can learn, grow and flourish ecodivaliciously!

Jovian Amirkiai - Fashion Designer Jovian Amirkiai is a native Californian fashion designer and entrepreneur.   Jovian began his journey into the fashion industry while studying International Business at St. Mary's College- CA.  During his undergrad,  Jovian was able to parallel his studies overseas studying fashion design in Milan, Italy.  After graduation he found himself working as a project manager for multiple Fortune 500 companies.  While working at Applied Materials, Inc. Jovian spring boarded his education adding a post-grad degree from FIDM in Fashion Design. There he culminated his love for sportswear specifically tailoring his designs for the Menswear market. In his spare time, Jovian plays semi-pro soccer for the City of Angels FC in the National Premier Soccer League.

Jovian Amirkiai - Fashion Designer

Jovian Amirkiai is a native Californian fashion designer and entrepreneur.   Jovian began his journey into the fashion industry while studying International Business at St. Mary's College- CA.  During his undergrad,  Jovian was able to parallel his studies overseas studying fashion design in Milan, Italy.  After graduation he found himself working as a project manager for multiple Fortune 500 companies.  While working at Applied Materials, Inc. Jovian spring boarded his education adding a post-grad degree from FIDM in Fashion Design. There he culminated his love for sportswear specifically tailoring his designs for the Menswear market. In his spare time, Jovian plays semi-pro soccer for the City of Angels FC in the National Premier Soccer League.