Posted by admin | Posted in CTSO News | Posted on 23-10-2013-05-2008
by Samantha Filipiak
In the first half of the day the students attended two seminars presented by Mercedes Gonzalez. The seminars were entitled “How Not to Launch a Fashion Brand” and “Retail 101.” These seminars contained a plethora of great information for the merchandising students. Despite these seminars took up only two hours in time I feel like from the information given I could start a fashion brand a lot more successfully than I could have before. Also the students learned how to properly own and operate a fashion retail store.
While these seminars may not have completely enthralled the design classes the meet and greet with emerging designers certainly did. All the students got to ask their own questions of the designers. The designers gave the students their first-hand experiences. This let the students that aspire to pursue a career in fashion design hear what their life may be like.
LHHS Fashion students were also treated to a very special private meeting with Bradon McDonald, finalist on this year’s Project Runway show. He signed autographs, posed for pictures and answered questions for almost an hour!
Then at the end of the day the fashion show captured everyone’s attention. Established and emerging designers showed their Spring 2014 collections. It was a magical evening.
This trip was a fantastic event and every single student left with some very valuable information and many amazing memories.