Kyora Wallace, Staff Writer |
There’s a point in everyone’s life where they want to become an icon in fashion. We all have those moments where you match the shirt with the sneakers, maybe add some sunglasses, and you feel runway ready. However, there’s a lot more that goes into that lifestyle than you may think. Before you hit the runway, there’s a bunch of prepping, planning, and a whole lot of headaches. We’re so used to seeing all the glitz and glamour, you often don’t think about the machine behind the clothes. That’s where the Fashion Society club comes in.
The Fashion Society club teaches what goes on behind the scenes of the fashion world. Their mission statement is “to gain a better understanding of the fashion industry. Focusing on areas such as fashion show production, event planning, public relations and advertising, modeling, and management.” During the meetings, they discuss plans for future fashion shows, how to put together a magazine, making clothing designs, and more!
Ivanah Alexandre, Magazine Writer, said, “The Fashion Society club allows students to tap into their passion for fashion by holding general body meetings that look at the newest season’s collections, having themed photoshoots, putting on two fashion shows, and more!” The club provides an all-around learning experience by allowing you to learn and apply the skills you need to possess to make it in the fashion industry.
You’re probably familiar with the work of the club. They put on two fashion shows every year with the main purpose being to show and celebrate student work. Alexandre explains, “The first show is more of a styling show. The second show we put on during the Spring Semester is for student designers to showcase their work.” The last themed show they put on was Dress for Success, where the students merged the ideas of traditional and modern professional styles. Professor and Fashion Society Advisor Dr. Chiweshe, helps the students create designs and measure models to ensure a good show.
“What if I never matched my shirt with my sneakers? I’m not stylish at all!” Don’t worry! You don’t have to be a fashionista to enjoy and take full advantage of the club. According to the Fashion Society President, Lindsay Dictor, “you don’t have to be a fashion major or know a lot about fashion or the industry in general. We provide a variety of options that appeal to a wide range of people, including not only fashion but also marketing, beauty, and event organizing.”
Other than organizing fashion events, the club also does photoshoots and take trips. Some of the past photoshoots have had themes like Black and White, Grunge, and Laundromat. Dictor went on to say, “We bring greater awareness to the fashion industry to campus and what goes on behind the scenes that not a lot of people know about. We are an organization that unites fashion enthusiasts regardless of their major.”
The Fashion Society Club meets on Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. in IRC5.