Fashion Show

by Jay Frey, Reference Manager

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  • JT Jackson poses at the end of the runway, showing off the project he and his group made.

  • Emily Stephens walks down the runway, showing the outfit her and her group made.

  • Victoria Reinbold shows off the outfit her and her group made.

  • Kelsey Nash walks down the aisle, showing off the project her and her group made.

  • Cadence Fiebelkorn poses at the end of the runway, showing off the outfit her and her group made.

  • Justin Mowry shows off the back of the outfit that he and his group made.

  • Ethan Ingram shows off the back of the outfit him and his group made.

  • Emma Koehler poses at the end of the runway, showing off the outfit her and her group made.

  • Ethan Ingram poses at the end of the runway, showing off the entirety of the outfit he and his group made.

  • Savannah Loftus shows off the outfit her and her group made.

  • JT Jackson poses at the end of the runway, showing off pants another group made.

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Clothing teacher Elizabeth Laley and her Clothing 1 class spent a good amount of time putting together a fashion show. 

For the fashion show, Laley had her students take old pieces of clothes and fabric, and they used these to make new and improved articles.

“We have done up-cycle redesign projects in the past and I always felt that students never really got to show off their work,” Laley said. “The fashion shows gave them the chance to show off their work to their peers, as well as other people in the building.” 

There was a little inspiration behind every piece, each one was different in their own way.

“I don’t know, kind of just creativity, just putting random stuff together to make it look cool,” senior Ethan Ingram said.

Some groups didn’t have inspiration until they started.

“Absolutely nothing,” senior Emily Stephens said. “We just got a piece of fabric and put stuff on it.”

For some students, their inspiration was a little bit of a gamble.

“Making whoever lost rock-paper-scissors look absolutely horrible,” senior Justin Mowry said. 

While this was the first time Laley has done this project, there is hope that future students will be able to partake in the same project.

“I was very impressed with how well everything went. The students worked SO hard and really enjoyed truly being able to show off their work. For the first time things ran pretty smoothly,” Laley said. “I may make some small changes in how we actually present the garments in the future (like have pictures of the starting garments). I would also like to be able to have other students attend the fashion show.”

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