Today marks the second-year anniversary of In True Fashion, and coincidentally also the first day of its fifth semester. With a group of mentors including both In True Fashion veterans and newcomers, the semester is already off to a strong start. The energy in the classroom this morning was palpable, the students filled with a composed mixture of excitement and anxiety.  In True Fashion’s reputation clearly preceded itself.

The participation of special guests is an integral and much-anticipated part of the program. The devotion of their time and pledge of their support speaks volumes to the students, and the lessons they impart are tremendously impactful. Past special guests have included the legendary Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, Jane Wurwand, founder and owner of skincare giant Dermalogica, Steve Schimmel, a founding business team member and 13th employee at Google, Rob Minkoff, acclaimed film director with credits like The Lion King to his name, Bobby deLeon, development executive at Johnny Depp’s production company Infinitum-Nihil, and social entrepreneur/co-founder of VeeV Vodka, Carter Reum. Though such names leave big shoes to fill, In True Fashion’s snowballing success and notoriety assures that indeed, they will be filled.

The combination of consistent support from in-class mentors and awe-worthy support from special guests is a compelling and powerful one. In True Fashion is looking forward to yet another semester of inspiration, collaboration, learning, growth, laughter, the good kind of tears, and above all, dreaming big.