WHAT IS WRIGHT
HOUSE OF FASHION?

Wright House is a non-profit organization that inspires and engages youth in collaborative partnerships with the fashion design community. We create opportunities for youth to build their skills in leadership, teamwork, and citizenship through creative expression. Our mission is to empower underrepresented populations with design, fashion, and sustainable principles as vehicles for change so that we develop more conscious citizens who can then contribute positively to their schools, communities, and the world.

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ABOUT

Fostering Inclusivity

WHF creates an inclusive and welcoming environment where individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, and experiences feel valued and supported. This inclusivity promotes diversity, which is crucial for a richer, more well- rounded educational experience.

Breaking Down Barriers

We take pride in being a community dedicated to diversity and creativity that is helping to break down social, economic, and systemic barriers. By offering our access, it levels the playing field and allows individuals to overcome obstacles that may have held them back in the past.

Social Responsibility

Building a diverse art educational community is an essential step in addressing social and equity issues. It reflects our commitment to social responsibility by actively working to mitigate disparities and ensure equal opportunities for all.

Innovation & Creativity

and feel diversity leads to increased creativity and innovation. When people from different backgrounds come together, they bring fresh ideas, viewpoints, and approaches to problem-solving, which can lead to groundbreaking discoveries and creative works.

Unlocking Hidden Potential

We do this by providing a supportive community, where our students can unlock their potential and contribute their unique perspectives and skills to the creative field.

WRIGHT HOUSE BOOK

Wright House is a non-profit organization that inspires and engages youth in collaborative partnerships with the fashion design community. We create opportunities for youth to build their skills in leadership, teamwork, and citizenship through creative expression. Our mission is to empower underrepresented populations with design, fashion, and sustainable principles as vehicles for change so that we develop more conscious citizens who can then contribute positively to their schools, communities, and the world.

This book is the visual embodiment of the Iowa City fashion ecosystem over the past 10 years — models, designers, photographers, and organizers who helped Iowa City carve out a place in the fashion scene. With the Wright House, we hope to empower the next generation of designers, thinkers, thought-provoking, cast-outs, creatives, free spirits, and artists.  

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NIGHT SCHOOL

15 Weeks | 3.0 U of I Credits

COMING IN FEBRUARY. We are making school cool. Offering classes in Graphic Design, Advanced Branding, and Fashion Design.  There will be games and time to hang out with friends you will be surrounded by everything you need to build a brand and create a movement.

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NIGHT SCHOOL ALA CART

Youth Courses

Graphic Design 101

5 Weeks    February
Weds. & Thurs.    5:30pm - 8:00pm

This course is designed for beginners, emphasizing fundamental skills like mouse navigation and software proficiency. It's an ideal starting point for those new to the field. Projects are tailored to be beginner-friendly, ensuring a smooth introduction.

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Fashion Design

5 Weeks    March - April
Weds. & Thurs.    5:30pm - 8:00pm

Learn how to create patterns and work with textiles. Gain hands-on experience, from mastering a sewing machine to navigating virtual fashion platforms like CLO3D. Explore our new quilting lab and seize the opportunity to craft your own fashion line, culminating in a spectacular fashion show.

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Marketing/Branding

5 Weeks    April - May
Weds. & Thurs.    5:30pm - 8:00pm

Perfect for individuals and organizations with existing brands. We offer advanced techniques to maximize your brand's potential. Learn from industry experts and gain practical experience in traction, production, social media management, scalable business planning, and strategic design.

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