There are certain kinds of kids that can’t wait for summer so they can get out of the class rooms and get into the wilderness, jumping into lakes and playing sports at an activity based summer camp. And then, there are also the kinds of kids that are bursting with self-expression and creativity.
Fashion Superstar Power Couple JOE ZEE and ROB YOUNKERS Lend Their Hearts To Kids Summer Camp; STITCHED!
JOE ZEE & ROB YOUNKERS
Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Style; Co-Anchor, FabLife. Professor; Host, Logo TV’s Secret Guide to Fabulous. Founders, Stitched Fashion Camp. New York
We’ll put it this way: if we have to work on a Saturday, it had better be for a good reason. Like, for example, if Joe Zee flies back from Los Angeles, where he’s taping episodes of FabLife (which he co-anchors with Chrissy Teigen and a host of others), just to be photographed by us at home with his fiancé, Rob Younkers.
New York’s summer STITCHED Fashion Camp inspires young designers
Joe Zee and Rob Younkers launched STITCHED three summers ago. Zee, Editor in Chief of Yahoo Style and former creative director of Elle, launched the program with Younkers, a fashion designer and Adjunct Associate Professor at Parsons the New School for Design in The School of Fashion.
Target Inspires Budding Designers at STITCHED Fashion Camp
This summer marked a fashionable first for Target, thanks to a partnership with STITCHED Fashion Camp – a first-of-its-kind program started by Joe Zee, editor-in-chief of Yahoo Style, and Rob Younkers, a professor at Parsons. Founded in 2013, the East Hampton, N.Y., summer camp provides children ages 8 to 16 with hands-on fashion design experience.
Stitched Fashion Camp: Where Childhood Fashion Dreams Come True
I was at a talk recently, organized by Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Nicole Kidman was interviewed on the subject of fashion and film. The Oscar-winning actress mentioned that her parents banned her from playing with Barbie dolls as a child.
How Rob Younkers Gives Back with Stitched Fashion Camp
Last summer, in an effort to ensure others had the same chance he did, Younkers—who balances teaching at Parsons, designing for Ariana Rockefeller’s eponymous collection, and creating his own men’s line (set for a fall debut)—launched Stitched Fashion Camp, a hands-on workshop for aspiring fashion designers ages 8 through 16, alongside his boyfriend, Joe Zee, Yahoo editor-in-chief and executive creative officer of Yahoo Fashion..
Joe Zee to Teach at Fashion Camp in Hamptons
CAMP WITH ZEE: Joe Zee, Elle’s creative director, is adding camp counselor to his résumé. Fashion camp. Zee and his partner, Rob Younkers, an instructor at Parsons the New School for Design, are starting on Aug. 5 a two-week crash course in design and garment construction called Stitched Fashion Camp for boys and girls, ages 10 to 14.