The pet fashion industry is trending and nowhere is that shown than in New York City in February, when the world famous Westminster Dog Show and equally renowned Fashion Week occur simultaneously.
The Fashion Institute of Technology, which also offers a professional certificate program in pet product design and marketing, is providing classrooms with dog dressmaker forms from tiny to huge, said Joan Volpe, managing coordinator of the school whose graduates include Calvin Klein, Norma Kamali and Michael Kors.
Larger, heavier set dogs are growing more popular, especially in trend-setting New York City.In 2012, the Labrador and bulldog gained ground on the list of favorite canines , according to the American Kennel Club.
More than 78 million dogs live as pets in the United States. This is up from 53 million two decades ago, according to American Pet Products.
For plus-sized pooches and designers who cater to them, PawVogue.com is a website devoted to doggie couture.
Fashion Institute of Technology (Pet Product Design & Marketing )
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