Joe Zee: The Hamptons' Newest Camp Counselor

by Jamie Williams · June 26, 2013

    Joe Zee, Rob YounkersJoe Zee, Creative Director for Elle, will be heading out of the Hearst towers this August and off to summer camp in the wilderness. Well, East Hampton that is. He and partner Rob Younkers (a professor at Parsons), will be coordinating a two-week summer camp this August for fashionistas ages 10-14. These tweens will learn the ins-and-outs of garment design at Stitched Fashion Camp. Check out what the "ultimate behind the seams experience" entails this summer.

    [Photo: Founders Joe Zee and Rob Younkers]

    For six-hours a day at a studio in East Hampton, these stylish campers will study everything from illustration and construction to visual merchandising. The camp will end with a fashion show of sorts for the young designers in the making, with the campers choosing to model their new designs or not.

    All that potential Stitched campers are required to have for this two-week crash course in fashion are “a passion for fashion” and a bagged lunch! According to the website,

    No experience is necessary! We will teach you everything you need to know to bring your ideas to life!

    Well, and $1,850 tuition for their week at Stitched Camp! Sewing machine, supplies and bottled water are included.

    Who: Fashion loving girls and boys, ages 10-14

    When: 2 week session, August 5 - August 16 (Monday-Thursday 10am to 4pm)

    Where: Guild Hall- 158 Main Street, East Hampton

    Joe Zee, Rob Younkers [Joe Zee, Rob Younkers]

    Only in East Hampton! This sounds a little more like Troop Beverly Hills to us than tug-of-war and s’mores. Stitched is definitely not your average summer camp. But, if your 11 year-old stays up late reading Vogue under the covers, this sounds like the summer spot for them. And they leave having completed their very first collection!

    Check out Stitched Summer Camp HERE!

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