fashion week in NYC, and our section in Harrods is far superior to yours.
What we don't have, however, is a doggy design school, a place where doginistas and slightly confused humans can learn the tools of the four-legged fashion trade. What these young pups need to keep brands like Puppia and Pet London fresh and innovative season after season (to those who say a harness is just a harness, I say, Levi's/Balmains, no difference--denim is denim!), is a canine-guided institution: a school where dogs are trained in fashion and train fashion human students as well. Thus I have decided to found the CFDA: Canine Fashion Design Academy. As I already have my Phd in Cuteness, I have taken the liberty of appointing myself headbitch and am currently in the process of scouting locations for our main campus (I'm thinking Hyde Park Corner) and putting together a teaching staff of London's most keen and cutting edge sartorial canine minds. The curriculum is to include classes such as:
Bone embellishment 101
The History of the Collar and Lead
Introduction to Canine Knitwear
Casting Collar for Beginngers
Technical Collar Design 101
Intermediate Seminar in Luxury Leashes
Beginning Shoe-Chewing: The Boot
Intermediate Shoe-Chewing: The Sandal
Advanced Shoe-Chewing: The Stiletto
Advanced Seminar in Mutt-tastic Millinery
Principles of Doggy Fashion Styling 102
Advanced Faux Fur for the Real Animal
Enrollment for the 2010/2011 academic year will commence in July. Applicants must submit a portfolio with no less than two examples of Shoe-chewing and concept sketches for a complete look--from collar to lead to pawcovers. Only successful applicants will be contacted.