34th Annual BCCC Fashion Show Sunday, May 5

 

 

34thAnnual BCCC Fashion Show Sunday, May 5

at the Baltimore Convention Center

     BALTIMORE— The Fashion Design Program at Baltimore City Community College will present its 34th Spring Fashion Show, “Be Creative, Be Fashionable” Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. in Baltimore. Tickets are $10 for students and BCCC staff showing identification; $15 for the general public. The event is expected to garner its usual high level of fashion industry attention.

 

      This year’s production, a local roll-out of newly minted fashions sure to entice Baltimore area audiences, will feature the fabulous designs with various fit models  from BCCC, Coppin State University and Morgan State University with all the designs being exclusively constructed by students in the Fashion Design program at BCCC. Some 40 adult models will participate along with 25 children. As part of the event, students will have a chance to showcase their individual design collections based on the level of skill and creativity they have attained.  Each original garment hasbeen crafted and meticulously constructed by both hand and machine methods taught in the fashion program.

     

     “We’re trying to give our students a way to experience a high fashion New York-style runway event where they can witness the excitement generated by the clothing designs they create,” said Yolanda Harris-Robinson, M.S., interim associate dean of the BCCC Business and Technology department. “I think we’re going to impress!”In addition to their designs, the BCCC students worked diligently as a cohesive production company on all aspects of marketing for this year’s show, obtaining sponsors and performing event planning.
 
     BCCC is the only community college in the Baltimore region to offer a fashion design program. Alumni of the program return regularly to serve as guest lecturers and mentors. Graduates of the program have transferred to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Parson’s School of Design in New York City, and gone on to become successful fashion industry entrepreneurs.
 
     For more information, contact the BCCC Institutional Advancement Office or Mrs. Yolanda Harris-Robinson at 410-258-4707 or yharris@bccc.edu.
 
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For Immediate Release:
May 1, 2013
 
Contact: Bill Fleming
410-209-6041