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This week the Fashion Research Institute announced its short course for avatar apparel design for virtual worlds. This fast-paced course takes a student from novice user to functional avatar apparel designer by building essential skills in just 20 hours of instruction. Students completing the course can go on to supplement or replace their real life salaries by developing their own virtual goods design business.
Students learn how to develop their brand (label), develop
their product, and create a storefront, all without ever leaving
the safety and comfort of their homes. Instruction follows best
practices as defined by more than 3 years of research in
immersive spaces such as OpenSim and SecondLife
Avatar apparel design is becoming an increasingly important
market. Last year, more than $5 billion in virtual goods were
sold globally, said Shenlei Winkler, CEO of Fashion Research
Institute. We have heard of designers making up to $125,000 USD
annually with their own virtual world label. Our course gives
new designers the essential skills to effectively enter this
highly competitive premium content marketplace of avatar apparel
Recently my FashionCAD class at Buffalo State College
completed a Fashion in Second Life Learning Module with Shenlei
Winkler from the Fashion Research Institute, said Elaine Plivnen,
Professor, Buffalo State College. The specialized learning
module Shenlei developed was an excellent virtual learning
experience for the fashion students. Under Shenlei's guidance,
they quickly learned basic concepts of building and developing
fashion garments in a virtual setting. Shenlei is a master
virtual world builder and has developed and marketed successful
in-world fashion labels. She also has 30 years experience as a
real world designer she is the perfect professional to present
the virtual future of fashion and the opportunities it can
provide for students of fashion. These are critically important
concepts for all fashion students as well as fashion
To register for Avatar Apparel Design 101, please visit http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?eventid=727953. Fashion Research Institute is the leader in researching virtual world applications for the apparel industry. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people to use immersive spaces to virtualize business, enabling companies to save time, money, energy, and the environment.
For more information, press only: Belvedere Fotherington, 646-699-4042, firstname.lastname@example.org
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