PATHWAYS to the Fashion Industry

The fashion industry is one that is often dreamed about but seldom explained.  Team Fashion Camp teaches campers how to take an idea and bring it all the way from design to the marketplace.  Courses include "Drape It & Make It," "Fashion 101," "Ready, Set, Runway," and "Costume, Film & Makeup".  Aspects of and careers in the fashion industry are presented so campers can get a glimpse of what could be possible for them, and what education they need to pursue to achieve their goals. By the end of camp, they have learned about the business of fashion and that you can work in the fashion industry even without being artistic. The Young Angels Team Fashion Camp Fund provides 315 full scholarships, which makes it possible for 40% of the student body to participate in this high-end enrichment opportunity at no cost to them.  It is our belief that by providing this funding and inclusivity we can elevate the Team's collective ability to innovate and foster a broad range of new voices in the fashion industry. 


Courtney Alexander

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!


Stacy Johnson

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 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

 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.  


Nicole Larson

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.