Fashion students participate in ‘Fashion Forward’ competition
Junior Chantel LeViege works diligently, pinning the pleats on the skirt of her mock-up dress. “I think the most powerful part of the fashion forward project will be capturing all of my ideas into one garment and really making it come to life,” LeViege said.
Photo Credit: Summer Thomad
Juniors in Fashion Design have begun participating in a city-wide fashion design competition.
“The first challenge is to sew a muslin mock up pleated sundress. It showcases the students ability to interpret a commercial pattern and their advanced sewing skills, such as stay stitching, under-stitching and sewing numerous sized pleats,” Fashion Design instructor Mrs. Sheila Petrosky said.
Students will be judged based on the quality of their garments by a group of industry professionals who will determine which designers will move on as finalists and participate in the final challenge.
“The second challenge is to draw a nine head croquis (fashion sketch) of a garment inspired by a randomly assigned city. There were 10 cities as an option,” Petrosky said.
Once the chosen finalists are assigned a city for their outfit and design a sketch, they will proceed to sew their garments in class.
“This will be one of the first sewing projects we’ll be doing on our own. By taking bits and pieces of other patterns and putting them together, we can create one singular outfit that represents the city we were assigned,” junior Samantha Cruzado said.
Assigned cities from around the world include the following:
St. Petersburg, Russia
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel Aviv, Israel
“Later on, if we’re chosen as finalists, we are going to either model the outfits ourselves or have someone else model them down the runway,” Cruzado said.