Message from Fashion Institute Director

Welcome to Marist College and the PreCollege Summer Fashion Institute for high school juniors and seniors. If you are interested in the exciting and dynamic world of fashion then this program is an excellent opportunity for you to earn 3 college credits. The Marist College Fashion Faculty will help you understand the business of fashion through the eyes of either a merchandiser or a designer. At Marist, Fashion is serious business. If you agree, then Marist is the place for you!


Sonia Roy, Senior Professional Lecturer in Fashion Design and Merchandising, is the director of the Summer Fashion Pre-College Institute. Mrs. Roy teaches the following courses in the Fashion Program at Marist College:  Fashion Design II, Fashion Design III, Portfolio Development, Product Development, Principles of Apparel Design and Trend Forecasting and Analysis. She holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York City. Mrs. Roy joined the Marist Faculty after a career as a Sleepwear and Lingerie designer in New York’s fashion industry.