EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. – (Dec. 17, 2021) Global way of living retailer City Outfitters (UO) introduced a historically Black school and university (HBCU) exclusive capsule assortment this week, with styles designed with summer season interns from selected HBCUs including North Carolina Agricultural and Technical Point out University. 

From thought to creation, students worked with the UO buying crew to layout a 24-piece clothing and life style assortment celebrating the lifestyle and group of their respective schools termed the UO Summer months Class ’21 Selection, the first of its form. 

“Being in a position to share our resources with HBCU talent, and to function along with these learners creatively as they created their possess product, designed Summer Class enriching not only for our students, but for every single UO worker who acquired to be a portion of the method,” says Dalila Shannon, UO Women’s Divisional Merchandising Supervisor and Summer season Class Mentor. 

U’lia Hargrove, a manner merchandising and style and supply chain management college student, worked closely with the UO Women’s Sweater Team as a obtaining intern.  

“It was my initially time in a major town like Philadelphia,” reported the Henderson, North Carolina, indigenous. “We received to participate in photoshoots, fulfill the CEO and layout each and every aspect of the selection for our HBCU. I’m excited to have the option to operate with Urban Outfitters to educate their customer base and provide light-weight to our educational institutions.” 

The apparel contains Champion sweats and long-sleeve shirts that includes initial graphics by students. For N.C. A&T, there are 6 parts together with a premium letterman jacket made by Ebbets Field Flannel representing the students’ interpretations of the collegiate staple. 

Elizabeth Newcomb Hopfer, Ph.D., associate professor of vogue merchandising and design and style, is honored that one of her learners was picked to take part in the UO Summer season Course 2021.  

“This knowledge will permit her to glow in the brighter, far more inclusive style field of the future while providing her and other Summer season Class individuals the likelihood to rejoice the historic accomplishments of N.C. A&T and other HBCUs,” she mentioned. 

The assortment, formally certified by CLC, will be obtainable for acquire completely at urbanoutfitters.com and include things like a charitable donation to the students’ respective alma maters. 

The selection also incorporates styles for Clark Atlanta College by CAU students Dacia Redmond Jalen Bradford and Jasmine Logan and for Howard College by Howard scholar Janae Claxton. 

 About North Carolina A&T State University 

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical Condition University is the nation’s premier historically Black college, as effectively as its top rated ranked (Revenue magazine, Ideal Colleges). It is a land-grant, doctoral university, classified as “high research” by the Carnegie Foundation and a constituent member of the University of North Carolina Procedure. A&T is known for its leadership in generating graduates in engineering, agriculture and other STEM fields. The university was founded in 1891 and is found in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

About Urban Outfitters 
City Outfitters is a life-style retailer committed to inspiring prospects as a result of a distinctive mix of merchandise, creative imagination and cultural knowledge. Started in 1970 in a modest room across the avenue from the University of Pennsylvania, Urban Outfitters now operates in excess of 200 merchants in the United States, Canada and Europe, presenting experiential retail environments and a nicely-curated blend of women’s, men’s, equipment and household solution assortments. For a lot more info, pay a visit to City Outfitters at www.urbanoutfitters.com

By Amalia