Blushing Brides

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On Friday March 28th, the GCC fashion students hosted an opportune visit from the Genesee County YWCA Executive Director Jeanne Walton. Walton joined a group of seven of these students in a photoshoot for the Batavia Daily promoting an upcoming fashion Show at the YWCA. This fashion show will serve as a preview for GCC’s own 33rd annual fashion show entitled, Ethereal. The girls posed in beautiful wedding gowns that were generously donated to GCC for the Ethereal fashion show by M.A. Carr bridal.

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The final look of the gowns and other clothing collections created by the Fashion Design students at Genesee Community College will be revealed at GCC’s Ethereal fashion show which will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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-Ami Cornell

Bridal Scene – Fashion Forward

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For this year’s fashion show Fashion Forward, I am the scene coordinator for the Bridal Scene titled Eternal Inspiration. The gowns I will be featuring in my scene were donated from M. A. Carr bridal, to the GCC fashion department. The tuxes are being provided by Tuxedo Junction in the McKinley Mall. My three designers and I will be taking the gowns and completely deconstructing them into new styles of bridal gowns. Jill Kowalczewski, my main designer will be featuring an original design based on the sketch, which was drawn by Shawna Platt, on the poster and tickets for the show. This original design will be created without a pattern or guidelines as to how to create the gown. I am very anxious and excited to see the crowd’s reaction when this piece is unveiled. Jill is an incredible designer who will be designing 8 gowns for the bridal scene this year!

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Another featured designer is Karen Sessonnia. Karen is a wonderful designer who is inspired by movement. The gowns she is reinventing feature, tulle, accordion organza and feathers. These show stopping dresses will move the audience with their enhanced beauty and demand the attention of the room.
Last but not least I will be featuring Jill Bates, a designer from the Rochester area. Jill will be designing a bridal gown with a party twist, this gown will feature a high-low hem and a cape for additional dramatization.

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